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 arrived with organized group ... It was foggy at the lowest part of mountain... so when we got over foggs it was unbelievable nice and seemed to be over clouds... Super place and very nice... 
    We arrived with organized group ... It was foggy at the lowest part of mountain... so when we got over foggs it was unbelievable nice and seemed to be over clouds... Super place and very nice...  more »
  • spectacular location, excellent place to be and to pray, thanking for those moments the Cami de l'Ave Maria offers the place to light a new candle, after the meeting with the Black Madonna do not... 
    spectacular location, excellent place to be and to pray, thanking for those moments the Cami de l'Ave Maria offers the place to light a new candle, after the meeting with the Black Madonna do not...  more »
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  • Lovely place to visit. Very busy at the time, transport in was easy and an experience. Taking the funicular to the top was an experience and we would recommend going to the top of the second funicular. Amazing views and a nice walk back down. We went on the weekend and watching the local people make human stacks was really good to watch. Again, go early as it was getting very busy around Sunday mass time.
  • I was expecting to enjoy this excursion the least, but it was definitely a highlight of my trip. We were able to watch the boys choir perform and their voices were incredible. The interior of the church is beautiful. My favorite part was taking a tram into the mountains and taking in the views. Some of my best pictures were taken on that mountain. 10/10 would recommend you visit the Abbey.

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