Photos from Monserrat

Montserrat literally means 'jagged (serrated) mountain' in Catalan. The mountain means a lot for the Catalan people and it is well known as the site of the Benedictine abbey, Santa Maria de Montserrat, which hosts the Virgin of Montserrat sanctuary. The mountain is composed of strikingly pink conglomerate, a form of sedimentary rock which erosion has carved into today's peculiar shapes over millions of years.

montserrat rocas roques

Rocas (si vostè sap el nom de les roques, si us plau, escriu-me)


montserrat roca roque Cavall Bernat escalar escalada

Para la escalada en roca : Cavall Bernat


montserrat vista desde san jeroni

La vista desde San Jeroni (highest point, alt. 1236m)


montserrat capella

Capella entre el monestir amb San Jeroni (si vostè sap el nom, si us plau, escriu-me)


montserrat santa cova

Capella de la Santa Cova (Chapel of the Holy Grotto)


candles santa cova chapel

Candles inside the Chapel of Santa Cova


flowers on the footpath in Monserrat

Flowers along the footpath between Collbato and Santa Cova


ca n'astruc montserrat

Bird's eye view from footpath in Montserrat : torrent de Ca n'Astruc


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Montserrat monastery


montserrat church front

Montserrat monastery : front of the church, statues of Jesus and the 12 apostles


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Peaks of Montserrat
"Montserrat" means "jagged (serrated) mountain" in Catalan



Small chapel part of the the complex of the 'Monastir de Montserrat'


montserrat monastery angel statue

Angel statue along one of the many footpaths


montserrat monastery autumn

Autumn colours at the Montserrat monastery


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Peaks of Montserrat from the Monastery





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