The mountain of Montserrat, With a maximum height of 1.236 metres on the level of the sea, is to 20 Km. Of Barcelona between the regions of the Anoia, of the Bages and of the Baix Llobregat and is the most important mountain and with more tradition of Catalonia: Symbol of religious cult, place of peregrinación for believers.
In this mountain finds the sanctuary and monastery devoted to the Virgin of Montserrat of the 12th century: This monastery this composed two parts: the basilica and the dependencies monacales and by the another, the buildings of services (apartments for the pilgrims, shops, restaurants and services in general).
It explains the legend that the size of the Virgin found it, in the 9th century, some shepherds the interior of a cave. The bishop wanted that they moved it to Manresa, but was impossible because the size was very heavy. This fact was interpreted like a sign of the wish of the own virgin to remain in and place and then commanded to build a hermitage that went the origin of the current monastery.
We present you a listing with the best excursions in the zone:
– Collbató – Monastery of Montserrat
– The Bruc – Monistrol
– Monastery of Montserrat – Sant Jeroni
– It laughed of Marganell
– Romance hermitages of Montserrat
– Font – Big Font of Guilleumes
– Can – Massana Refugi Vicenç Barbé
– Dry stone – Montserrat
– The Bruc – Coll of Port
– The Bruc – Sant Pau Vell
– Can – Massana Rock Foradada
– Monistrol – Monastery of Montserrat
– Collbató – Vinya Nova– Monistrol – Can– Maçana Gone back to the Mountain of Montserrat