Montserrat's Museum

Since the restoration of the Monastery in 1844, Montserrat has received works of art and  valuable objects, the majority of which have been personal donations, and are exhibited in Montserrat’s Museum. The Museum of Montserrat contains various sections: archaeology of the Biblical Middle East, with objects from the ancient cultures of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Cyprus and the Holy Land; a collection of paintings from the 13th to the 18th century, including works by Berruguete, el Greco, Caravaggio and Luca Giordano; a collection of litur
gical objects from Montserrat (15th to 20th centuries); a very representative collection of modern painting and sculpture from the mid-19th to the mid-20th centuries, including works by outstanding artists such as Rusiñol, Casas, Nonell, Picasso, Dalí, etc, and the French impressionists Monet, Sisley and Degas. Since 2006, the Museu de Montserrat (MDM) houses a new section: a 160-Byzantine and Slavic-icon collection, named Phos Hilaron (Joyful Light), displayed as in an Eastern Church, where light plays an important part. The heritage of the sanctuary also comprises sculptures by well-known artists such as Josep M. Subirachs, and the Monumental Rosary, to which sculptors and architects such as Josep Puig i Cadafalch, Antoni Gaudí, Josep Llimona and the Vallmitjana brothers have contributed