What is Montserrat?

Montserrat, unique in the world for its distinctive shape, is located less than one hour from the city of Barcelona. Montserrat comprises the Sanctuary of the Virgin Mary of Montserrat and the Benedictine monastery which, for almost 1,000 years, has been at the service of pilgrims from all over the world, who come to worship the Black Madonna. Thanks to its splendid mountain setting and its eminently religious character, Montserrat has become, as well as for its accessibility, an excellent starting point for excursions and for high-level rock climbing.