Discover The Montserrat Monastery Spain

25 mi inland from Barcelona, you should visit the Benedictine Montserrat Monastery. Hanging onto a rocky cliff, this superb building was established in 1025 to commemorate the appearance of the Virgin Mary at the summit of the mountain. It is nowadays home to a community of a hundred monks and receives numerous pilgrims. Its basilica is home to a Romanesque statue of la Moreneta, the 12th century Black Virgin, patron saint of Catalonia. A museum also encloses a beautiful collection of Egyptian mummies and Gothic altarpieces as well as paintings by El Greco, Monet, Degas, and Picasso. The most impressive way of getting to the monastery is to take the cable car from Aeri de Montserrat.

  • The Montserrat Monastery , Montserrat monastery , Spain
    Montserrat monastery

    The Montserrat monastery.

    © Teemu Tretjakov / 123RF
  • The Montserrat Monastery , Spain
    The Montserrat Monastery
    © ???Ñ???¸??½??° ?????°??¿??¾Ñ???? / 123RF
  • The Montserrat Monastery , Spain
    The Montserrat Monastery
    © Zoonaro demchishina
  • The Montserrat Monastery , Spain
    The Montserrat Monastery
    © Halina Jasi?ska / 123RF
  • The Montserrat Monastery , Spain
    The Montserrat Monastery
    © Iakov Filimonov / 123RF
  • The Montserrat Monastery , Spain
    The Montserrat Monastery
    © Patrick Poendl / 123RF
Amy Adejokun
Amy Adejokun Expert destination Spain

Spain : Discover our cities

  • Madrid
    Madrid
  • Barcelona
    Barcelona
  • Las Palmas
    Las Palmas
  • Ibiza, The Balearic Islands, Spain,
    Ibiza
  • Valencia
    Valencia
  • Seville
    Seville
  • Bilbao
    Bilbao
  • Vitoria
    Vitoria
  • La Coruna
    La Coruna
  • Murcia
    Murcia
  • Santa Cruz De La Palma
    Santa Cruz De La Palma
  • Cadiz
    Cadiz
  • Santa Cruz de Tenerife
    Santa Cruz de Tenerife
  • Vigo
    Vigo
  • Tarragona
    Tarragona
  • Valladolid
    Valladolid
  • Pamplona
    Pamplona
  • Santander
    Santander
  • Cordoba
    Cordoba
  • Formentera
    Formentera
  • Almeria
    Almeria
  • Fuengirola
    Fuengirola
  • Puerto de Santiago
    Puerto de Santiago
  • Font De Sa Cala
    Font De Sa Cala
  • Agüimes
    Agüimes
  • Puerto del Rosario
    Puerto del Rosario
  • Llanes
    Llanes
  • Trujillo
    Trujillo
  • Garachico
    Garachico
  • Orient
    Orient

Spain : The regions

  • Andalusia
    Andalusia
  • Spain Balearic Islands
    The Balearic Islands
  • The Canary Islands, Spain, Spain, The Canary Islands
    The Canary Islands
  • Asturias
    Asturias
  • Aragón
    Aragón
  • Cantabria
    Cantabria
  • Castile la Manche
    Castile-La Mancha
  • Castile and Leon
    Castile and Leon
  • Catalonia
    Catalonia
  • Extremadura
    Extremadura
  • Galicia, Spain
    Galicia
  • La Rioja
    La Rioja
  • Basque Country, Spain
    Basque Country
  • Community of Madrid
    Community of Madrid
  • Navarra
    Navarra
  • Murcia
    Murcia
  • Community of Valencia
    Community of Valencia
Spain : Holidays
  • Holidays
  • Flights
  • Hotels
  • Flight + Hotel
  • Cars