Montserrat is a mountain top monastery in Catalonia, Spain situated approx 30 miles away from Barcelona, and is easily accessible by train, car and bus. It makes a perfect day trip if you are visiting Barcelona.
Situated atop an unusual rock mountain, it is very popular among Catalans, and Catholic pilgrims come from far and wide to see the Black Madonna.
It is well known as the site of the Benedictine abbey, Santa Maria de Montserrat, which hosts the Black Virgin of Montserrat sanctuary and which is identified by some with the location of the Holy Grail in Arthurian myth.
Montserrat is a multi-peaked rocky range mountain. The main peaks are Sant Jeroni (1,236 m), Montgrós (1,120 m) and Miranda de les Agulles (903 m). Montserrat's highest point, Sant Jeroni, can be reached by a footpath from the top station of the Funi