A few kilometers away from the busy Barcelona stands one of the most impressive mountains of Catalonia. Montserrat transmits peace and tranquility mixed with large doses of adventure and mystery. Walk between the spectacular flora with your expert guide and learn everything about native plant life, animal living in the area, popular legends and great miracles of Montserrat.
Then visit the monastic centre of Catalunya, home of the famous Lady of Montserrat, popularly known as La Moreneta (Black Madonna), due to the dark color of her skin. La Moreneta is a truly beautiful 12th century Romanesque polychrome carving with a baby Jesus on Her lap. There is also the opportunity to visit the fascinating Museum of Montserrat, with its five collections ranging from Archaeology from the Biblical East to Modern Painting and Sculpture.
We suggest you discover the paths less walked of the magnificent Montserrat and uncover the secrets of the most impressive parts of this rock formation. We will see the sanctuary from above, which has been in use for almost 1000 years for pilgrims, who have climbed this spectacular mountain. Explore the magnificent mountains of the Natural Park and enjoy the spectacular views.
Montserrat is also home of “La Escolania de Montserrat”,
one of Europe’s oldest children’s choirs
. Escolania is comprised of more than fifty boys, from nine to fourteen years old, who come from all over Catalonia to take part in daily prayer at the Sanctuary. Thus, at 1pm on weekdays (midday at weekends) there is the opportunity to hear one of Europe's nicest children's choirs.