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Montserrat

Montserrat is a rocky massif traditionally considered the most important and significant mountain of Catalonia (Spain). It is located 30 km from the center of Barcelona. Here is located the monastery and Benedictine monastery of Montserrat, dedicated to the Virgin of Montserrat.

The word mont means mountain and serrat means cut in Catalan. Such a name is given to it because of its peculiar morphology, in which it seems as if it had tried to “cut” it with a giant saw. In the heraldic representations, Montserrat appears like a group of mountains of gold on field with a gold saw that cuts it above.

According to the legend that the image of the virgin in the Santa Cova was found, Montserrat has been linked with spirituality. In addition to the monastery, the mountain has several small churches and emits, some abandoned, such as Santa Cecilia, Sant Benet, Sant Joan or Sant Jeroni.

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