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Top Choice Monastery in Montserrat

Monestir de Montserrat

Catalonia's most renowned monastery was established in 1025 to commemorate local shepherds' visions of the Virgin Mary, accompanied by celestial light and a chorus of holy music. Today, a community of 55 monks lives…
Church in Montserrat

Cambril de la Mare de Déu

Signs to the right of the entrance to Montserrat's main basilica lead into the intimate Cambril de la Mare de Déu, where you can pay homage to the famous La Moreneta ('Little Brown One', or 'Black Virgin'), a revere…
Basilica in Montserrat

Basílica

With marbled floors and art nouveau–style frescoes visible between graceful archways, the open courtyard fronting Montserrat's basilica immediately sets an impressive tone. The basilica itself, consecrated in 1592, …
Museum in Montserrat

Museu de Montserrat

This museum has excellent displays, ranging from an archeological section with an Egyptian mummy to Gothic altarpieces to fine canvases by Caravaggio, El Greco, Picasso and several Impressionists (Monet, Degas), as …
Museum in Montserrat

Espai Audiovisual

This insightful walk-through multimedia space illustrates the daily life and activities of the monks, the geology of Montserrat, and the history and spirituality of the monastery.
Chapel in Montserrat

Santa Cova

To see the 17th-century chapel built on the spot where holy visions of the Virgin Mary appeared to astonished shepherds, take the Funicular de la Santa Cova down from the monastery (20 minutes). Otherwise, it's a 2.…