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Monasterio de Montserrat, Spain

From series “The Most Remote Monasteries and Temples in the World”
Year: 11th century. Height: 720 meters above sea level.

The amazing monastery of Montserrat located in a mountainous area of the same name is the main religious center of Catalonia. It attracts Catholics from around the world. Hundreds of years ago, a wooden statue of the Madonna has been founded by shepherds in one of the caves. The monastery was laid down around this legendary cave in the early 11th century. It’s incredibly beautiful mountainous area at an altitude of over 720 meters above sea level.

Monasterio de Montserrat, Spain The monastery borders with a nature reserve and is under state protection. A hundred years ago pilgrims had to go on foot to get to the monastery. Today, many people deter from modern technology and prefer climbing the mountain to overcome themselves.

Those preferring a more comfortable way to travel can choose the more convenient option, the funicular. Over the long history, the Monastery of Montserrat was repeatedly destroyed and rebuilt anew. However, it has managed to keep its main relic, a unique wooden statue of the Virgin Mary. It’s annually visited by hundreds of thousands of pilgrims from around the world. These amazing places are visited by ecotourists attracted by an abundance of natural attractions. Next - Monastero di San Colombano

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ATM bankomat: 'Cajero automatico Caixa del Penedes' located in 4.53 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'Coordinación Logística Europea S.L.' is located in 7.41 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'Petromiralles S.L.' in 3.93 km
Supermarket: 'Acinogue SL' in 1.82 km
Parking: 'Parking Saba - Mercat Central - Sabadell' in 22 km
Apotheek: 'Farmacia Feliú José' in 2.99 km
Police station: 'Policía Local D'Esparreguera' in 7.13 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Abat Cisneros' in 0.12 km
Railway station: 'Montserrat' in 0.16 km

Nearest airports:
 »  El Prat Airport BCN - in 38 km
 »  Reus Airport REU - in 74 km
 »  Girona - in 84 km
 »  De La Seu Airport LEU - in 90 km
 »  Lleida-Alguaire Airport ILD - in 109 km
 Cities nearby

Best hotels near Monasterio de Montserrat

Apartamentos Montserrat Abat Marcet

Located in 0 km from Monasterio de Montserrat
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Rooms: 92
Hostal Guilleumes

Located in 1 km from Monasterio de Montserrat
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Rooms: 11
Cosy rooms at the guest house feature smart, functional décor. Each includes a plasma TV, air conditioning, heating and a private bathroom. You can … More: photo, rates and booking
Can Xiquets

Located in 3 km from Monasterio de Montserrat
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Rooms: 3
The apartments at Can Xiquets have stylish, lightly coloured décor, attractive finishes and high ceilings. There is heating, free Wi-Fi and a … More: photo, rates and booking
Mas del Puig

Located in 4 km from Monasterio de Montserrat
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Rooms: 3
The property has BBQ facilities, a picnic area and a function room for dinners set in an old farm building. You can relax in the garden and enjoy … More: photo, rates and booking

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Top destination around Monasterio de Montserrat - Catalonia

Barcelona is the undisputed leader of Catalonia in the number of luxury hotels; Casa Fuster GL Monumento is one of the foremost of them. It is located on the picturesque avenue and takes incredibly beautiful Art Nouveau building. Besides elegant rooms decorated in aristocratic style, this luxury hotel is ready to offer its guests an unusual recreation area equipped on the roof. There you can enjoy hours of water treatments in the pool and admiring surroundings.
The famous five-star hotel Dolce can be found in Sitges; this place is sure to appeal to fans of exotic locations. Decorated in the utmost modern style, it was literally created for active recreation. There are popular golf resorts near it; its territory has a decent selection of leisure pools and playgrounds. There is also a first class wellness center, where you can relax after a busy day of entertainment.

In a couple of steps from Barceloneta Beach there is the unique boutique hotel Arts , which forms a single complex with a luxurious casino. It attracts gourmets, because of the restaurant that has repeatedly won prestigious awards and was mentioned in Michelin gastronomic guide. However, the main feature of the hotel is its own art gallery, where you can admire works of outstanding contemporary artists and buy them.
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