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Serra de Montserrat Travel Guide: 60 reviews and 211 photos

The jagged mountain

Montserrat is a mountain near Barcelona, in Catalonia, in Spain. It is the site of a Benedictine abbey, Santa Maria de Montserrat, which hosts the Virgin of Montserrat sanctuary and which is identified by some with the location of the Holy Grail in Arthurian myth.

Montserrat" literally means "jagged (serrated) mountain" in Catalan. It describes the peculiar aspect of the rock formation, which is visible from a great distance. The mountain is composed of strikingly pink conglomerate, a form of sedimentary rock, popular with climbers

The summit of Montserrat is called Sant Jeroni (Saint Jerome) and stands at 1,236 meters (4,055 feet) above sea-level. It is accessible by hiking trails which connect from the top entrance to the Sant Joan funicular, the monastery, or the base of the mountain

  • Last visit to Serra de Montserrat: Jul 2008
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  • lynnehamman's Profile Photo
    Oct 8, 2009 at 6:39 AM

    Hi Kashi! How are you? My daughter has just been in Spain, and visited this place. She loved it. Great tips, especially the transport tips. And as usual, lovely pictures.

  • jumpingnorman's Profile Photo
    Feb 19, 2009 at 11:45 AM

    I want to see La Moreneta - so much history! Would also do this trip for a day from Barcelona as you suggested...thanks, Kashi!

  • MaheshSamtani's Profile Photo
    Sep 20, 2008 at 2:06 AM

    Great tips Kashi. I still have not been here and now will make plans to go to Montserrat soon. Regards Mahesh


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