Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey, Montserrat

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A Benedictine abbey perched on the craggy rock face of Montserrat mountain, Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey serves as one of Catalonia's most important spiritual sites. Alongside the basilica and monastery, the grounds also feature a sanctuary famous for hosting the image of the patron saint of Catalonia, Our Lady of Montserrat. Featuring grand Gothic and Renaissance architecture, the basilica is a work of art in itself, but also houses a museum with paintings and sculptures from the likes of Picasso, El Greco, and Dali. If you're comfortable with heights, make the trip by cable car for superb views of the mountain and surrounding area. Work out when and for how long to visit Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey and other Montserrat attractions using our handy Montserrat trip planner.
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  • We took a bus tour to visit Montserrat which is located around 1 hour away from Barcelona. The views are absolutely stunning and there are many things to do. You could walk up to the cross on the... 
    We took a bus tour to visit Montserrat which is located around 1 hour away from Barcelona. The views are absolutely stunning and there are many things to do. You could walk up to the cross on the...  more »
  • We took the train from Barcelona (Pl. Espanya, where there are signs to guide you to the dedicated ticket booth). Train was busy but not packed and took an hour to Montserrat town. We opted for the... 
    We took the train from Barcelona (Pl. Espanya, where there are signs to guide you to the dedicated ticket booth). Train was busy but not packed and took an hour to Montserrat town. We opted for the...  more »
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  • Great day trip out of Barcelona. Did this one in November of 2019. It is an amazing example of what mankind can accomplish when we set our minds to it. A mountain retreat, complete with a Basilica. The monks who built this wonder, couldn't have chosen a finer place. Did the walk to the top of the mountain. The views were amazing. Highly recommended.
  • One of the best parks for hiking next to Barcelona. You have the highest point at 1.300m and amazing view for the whole valley. If you are lucky, in a sunny day you can see the ocean, from 50km of distance. I came here 4 times, and never gotta regret.

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