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pictured is the mountain range called mont serrat, (serrated mountain). located almost on the top of this mountain range is the monestir de montserrat. the monestir de montserrat is one of the most interesting sites in catalonia. to get to the monastery you take a tram up a narrow winding track to almost the top of this 4,000 ft mountain. on a clear day the views of the valley below are fabulous.
an infamous visitor to monistrol de monserrat was heinrich himmler in 1941. adolf hitler believed that the holy grail had magical powers and he sent himmler to spain to try to locate it. hitler was an avid fan of the operatic composer richard wagner and his opera parsifal. parsifal was based on "paziual" a book written by wolfram von eschen. in the book paziual was a arthurian knight who had possession of the grail. according to legend the grail was hidden in the monistrol monsalvat in northern spain near the french boarder. himmler was confused by the name and went to monserrat by mistake. himmler returned to nazi germany empty handed.
today many people believe that the holy grail is located in valencia cathedral.
there are two ways to get to the monestir de montserrat. there is a cable car that goes to the monastery from the... more travel advice
pictured is the fabulous view of the valley from the monestir de montserrat. if the monastery is not high enough for you... more travel advice
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