Montserrat, Barcelona

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Montserrat (Catalan pronunciation: [munsəˈrat]) is a multi-peaked mountain range near Barcelona, in Catalonia, Spain. It is part of the Catalan Pre-Coastal Range. The main peaks are Sant Jeroni (1,236 m), Montgrós (1,120 m) and Miranda de les Agulles (903 m).
It is well known as the site of the Benedictine abbey, Santa Maria de Montserrat, which hosts the Virgin of Montserrat sanctuary.


"Montserrat" literally means "saw (serrated, like the common handsaw) mountain" in Catalan. It describes its peculiar aspect with multitude of rock formations which are visible from a great distance. The mountain is composed of strikingly pink conglomerate, a form of sedimentary rock. Montserrat was designated as a National Park in 1987.
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  • Very good guide and well scheduled, high recommended as it is an early trip so there is not much tourists in the church . The guide recommended us to go a short walk to the cross and it is a...  more »
  • My friend and I visited Montserrat with Get Your Guide tour company which picked us up at our hotel. Unfortunately they changed the travel plans and we didn't get the notice, making us all late. As....  more »
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  • Really beautiful place. Best to go early or late afternoon to avoid the crowds even in off season. Lovely scenic hikes.
  • Absolutely beautiful! We had a great day. The weather was kind so we could enjoy the views. Much to my surprise the car park was reasonable too. We paid about Euro 6 for a long visit.
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