Barcelona is beautiful and offers so many attractions that you could easily visit it for a month but if you would like to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and wonder what to see around Barcelona then the answer is one - Montserrat. This is an unusual mountain massif from the shrine of the Black Madonna - the patron of Catalonia. But for Catalans, Monserrat has a symbolic meaning - it is a symbol of Catalan patriotism.
Translating from the Catalan language, Montserrat means "jagged mountain", the massif resembles a saw with teeth. This place, although located only forty kilometers from Barcelona, it contrasts dramatically with the nearby metropolis. The city is lively, energetic, noisy, while Montserrat - calm, relaxing, melancholic, magical. It is one of the most popular and interesting one-day trips from Barcelona.
This mountain range has a special, even mystical meaning for the local Catalan community. Here is the Benedictine monastery and the statue of the Black Madonna of Montserrat (Virgen de Montserrat), which is widely believed to have performed numerous miracles. The figure of the Virgin Mary attracts millions of tourists and from around the world who spend their holidays in Barcelona.
For nature lovers, Monsterrat has several routes to offer - from very easy to quite difficult. Some hiking paths are wide and paved, so you can take even small children with you. The easiest way leads from the monastery to Degotalls. The routes are well marked so you don't have to worry about getting lost during the trip. On the trail you will find roadside sculptures and religious statues.
Montserrat is also a popular place among mountain climbing and trekking enthusiasts who are looking for adventure in the mountains near Barcelona. Numerous tourist routes, picturesque shapes of the massif provide amazing impressions and views for visiting travelers. Formations shaped for thousands of years, rounded peaks, caves, rock shelters are a preview of a wonderful adventure prepared by nature, are amazing for visitors in Montserrat.
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Some of the best-rated family hotels in Montserrat include: Rosedale Villa, Woodlands Estate House, Chez Mango Villa, Alta Loma, Wild Lotus Montserrat, SeaView Suite, Tropical Mansion Suites, Vista de Redonda, Gingerbread Hill and Grand View Bed and Breakfast.
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