The Monastery of Santa Maria de Montserrat is a Benedictine monastery situated here in Spain . It is located on the mountain of Montserrat, located in the Catalan region of Bages, Barcelona province , at an elevation of 720 meters above sea level.
Administratively it belongs to the municipality of Monistrol of Montserrat, although some of its adjoining land fall within the term Collbató. It is a symbol of Catalonia and has become a point of pilgrimage for believers and a must for tourists.
Among the different activities taking place in Montserrat highlights the choir, which is one of the oldest choirs singing children in Europe. The sanctuary of Montserrat, with sanctuaries Torreciudad, El Pilar and Lourdes make the Marian Route, itinerary guided by spirituality and devotion, possesses a great heritage, culinary and natural wealth.
The mountain has a special place in the minds of the Catalans can not be underestimated . Many girls are named (the diminutive is "Montse") and after a walk early in the morning will have the reward of being able to enjoy the sunrise over Catalonia.