Monistrol de Montserrat

Montserrat Monastery


Monte Montserrat s/n
08199  Monistrol de Montserrat, Barcelona  (Catalonia)
Tfn::+34 938777766
Fax::+34 938777724





The Virgin of Montserrat.

The veneration of this Virgin spread all over South America when the monk Bernat Boil accompanied Christopher Columbus to the New World.

It is said that an image of the Virgin of Montserrat appeared in a cave in the mountain. Situated 20 kilometres northwest of Barcelona, the monastery was founded by Abbott Oliba in 1025, although there is evidence that there was a chapel dedicated to the Virgin Mary on this site in the year 888. The Romanesque church was built in the 12th century and in 1223, the first European School for boy singers. The Virgin of Montserrat was declared the patron saint of Catalonia by Pope Leon XIII. In the year 1500, Saint Ignatius of Loyola travelled here on a pilgrimage.

  • Byggnad: Monastery
  • Konsthistorisk period: Baroque
  • Historisk period: 11th century
  • Miljö: The Via Crucis.

Praktisk information


  • Från jan 01 till dec 31
  • Från 10:00 till 17:45
  • Från jun 20 till sep 13
  • Från 10:00 till 18:45
  • Från apr 05 till okt 26
  • Från 10:00 till 18:45
  • dec 25 Från 10:00 till 13:45


  • Ordinarie: 6€
  • Studenter: 6€
  • Barn: 4€


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