Santa Cecilia to Montserrat

Santa Cecilia a Montserrat
Santa Cecilia to Montserrat

The monastery of Saint Cecília of Montserrat is an ancient abbey benedictinathat finds in the Catalan location of Marganell, in the region of the Bages. Until 1954 it resided in him a community of monks benedictinas. It is the first monastery documented in the mountain of Montserrat.

The ancient abbey benedictina of Saint Cecília of Montserrat seems to have his origin in a community visigótica, of which in fact there are not concrete news. To complicate more the things, seems that the first documents that do reference to this community are false, everything does to think that they elaborated with the end to use them like proofs in front of litigios.

It has proof of donations in favour of a community of Santa Cecilia from the 900, these donations suceden later. It is also interesting another document where appears the priest Cesari, that considers him the first abbot, in this occasion this Cesari bought to some familiar his some properties where Saint figure Cecília.

The 945 the abbot Cesari asks to the earl Riquilda the intercesión in front of his husband, the earl Sunyer, to be able to reedificar the church, what achieve with the collaboration of the bishop Jordi of Vic.

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Barcelona 1 10 Km. 270 m. 270 m. Easy Recorrido de Ida y Vuelta
September 2013
lugar
Place
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Barcelona 1 10 Km.
Desnivel Positivo
Desnivel Desnivel Positivo
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270 m. 270 m. Easy Recorrido de Ida y Vuelta