Montserrat is a unique place because of its landscape beauty, its historic, cultural, and religious value. The first monastery was founded in 1025, and since then, and despite of some sad periods of wars, it didn't stop growing and adapting to nowadays needs.
Located at 725 meters height above sea level, Montserrat is the most important religious site of the area. Thousands of pilgrims visit it every year, and worship the catalan Patron Saint, populary known as “la Moreneta” (known in English as the Black Madonna) . Remains of the first XI century basilica, unvaluable jewels, the Escolania (boys choir), funicular trains, walks, the “Vía Crucis”, shops, restaurants, local products market, etc. All of this, make of Montserrat one of the most attractive spots around Barcelona.
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