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Serra de Montserrat Travel Guide: 55 reviews and 181 photos

Montserrat is the most saint place in Catalonia region. It is mostly visited by day-trippers from Barcelona and is a point of pilgrimage route. Most famous places here – the unusual looking mountains and monastery.

Constructions of religic objects in Montserrat Mountains started as early as 880, after visitation and mysterious appearance of Virgin Mary image. Nowadays the monastery constructed about 800 meters above the sea level is a home of this saint image.

Mountains itself took the name from two separate words “mont” and “serra”, meaning “jagged mountains”. Actually mountains look like teeth due to form and polished surface. Geologic information tells that these mountains long time ago were under the sea level, water polarized and shaped them.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Unique experience to see unusual mountains and Saint place.
  • Cons:If it is hot, it is hot even 1236 meters high :)
  • In a nutshell:I think it is a must when visiting Catalonia.
  • Last visit to Serra de Montserrat: Jul 2010
  • Intro Updated Feb 8, 2011
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  • Mar 9, 2011 at 11:40 PM

    this is a stunning page raimundas! i loved your photos, and the monastery looks simply amazing. thanks for nice tips, when i get to barcelona i will try and visit here too.

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    Feb 22, 2011 at 3:57 AM

    Raimis, outstanding photos of your day trip to Serra de Montserrat. Unfortunately, I missed it during my time in Barcelona. The price of 20 Euro for all means of transportation seems to be reasonable for such a trip.

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    Feb 17, 2011 at 8:56 AM

    Nice job!

  • cachaseiro's Profile Photo
    Feb 8, 2011 at 4:33 PM

    Nice page with really amazing photos.

  • bugulma's Profile Photo
    Feb 8, 2011 at 8:22 AM

    very picturesque place as well as impressive view of the interior of monastery church.

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