Monastery of Montserrat – Sant Jeroni

Monasterio de Montserrat - Sant Jeroni
Monastery of Montserrat – Sant Jeroni

The peak of Sant Jeroni is in the confluencia of the limits of the municipal terms of The Bruc in the Anoia, of Marganell of the Bages and of Collbató, in the Baix Llobregat.

Near of the peak there was a hermitage (afterwards reconverted in restaurant), a chapel (still in foot) and the upper station of the Aerial Funicular of Saint Jerónimo, today enclosed, in the Oriel of the Muslim.

In the peak can find a vértice geodesic.

It is considered the highest beak (the «ceiling») of the regions of the Bages and Anoia.

The mountain of Montserrat surprises to any one that visit it for the first time and is a source inagotable of natural routes for discovering. An escarpada saw (already says it the name: mountain sawed) with singular forms that seems to go out in a sudden way out of nowhere, heaving 1.236 metres above the river Llobregat. And it is that Montserrat is “the dream done mountain”, according to words of the poet Josep Carner. Symbol of religious cult, is a place of peregrinación so much for believers as for no believer.

Hid in the saw is the Monastery of Montserrat, of the 12th century, formed two very differentiated parts. On the one hand, the basilica and the dependencies monacales, where at present reside a hundred of monks benedictinos; by the another, the buildings of services, that include destined apartments to the accommodation of the pilgrims, restaurants, shops. During the Napoleonic wars, the monastery was burned and plundered in diverse occasions, and was reconstructed years later.

It says the legend that the first image of the Virgin found it some shepherds in the 9th century in the interior of a cave and that, although the bishop asked that they moved the size until Manresa, was impossible because it weighed too much. The bishop interpreted the message like the wish of the Virgin to remain in that place and commanded to build a hermitage, origin of the current monastery. The romance size that at present can see dates of the 12th century and is realised in wood of álamo. It treats of a figure of the Virgin, with the boy Jesús in his regazo and sustaining a sphere in the right hand that symbolises the Universe.

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250 m. 250 m. Average Recorrido de Ida y Vuelta