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This tour is a great opportunity to get a deeper understanding of the area around Barcelona by taking a day trip outside the city to Monserrat. We will take a beautifully scenic journey to Monserrat Hill and understand its legacy and influence on the region. We visit the Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey, understand its importance as part of Kingdom of Aragon and how it influenced the traditions of Barcelona and Spain as a whole.
Along with breathtaking views of the Basilica and the surrounding areas, you will get a full appreciation of how Monserrat is vital to the city of Barcelona and to the history of Spain.
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Take a journey to the incredible views and history of Montserrat with a private guide from Barcelona
Monserrat Hill and understand its legacy and influence on the region. We visit the Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey, understand its importance as part of Kingdom of Aragon
The monastery was founded in the 11th century and rebuilt between the 19th and 20th centuries, and still functions to this day, with over 70 monks. There have always been roughly 80 monks in residence.
A funicular railway employs a pair of passenger vehicles which are pulled on a slope by the same cable which loops over a pulley wheel at the upper end of a track. The vehicles are permanently attached to the ends of the cable and counterbalance each other. They move synchronously: while one vehicle is ascending, the other one is descending the track. These particularities distinguish funiculars from other types of cable railways. For example, a funicular is distinguished from an inclined elevator by the presence of two vehicles which counterbalance each othe
The original basis of the Museum of Montserrat was the so-called ‘Biblical Museum’, a huge, admirable work by the monk Dom Bonaventura Ubach (Barcelona, 1879-Montserrat, 1960), who spent long periods of his life in Jerusalem and Beirut from 1906.
The oldest exhibit is an Egyptian sarcophagus from the 13th century BC, whilst the most recent is a painting by Sean Scully dating to 2010. The sarcophagus forms part of the Archaeology of the Biblical East Collection, along with other objects from the cultures of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, the Holy Land and Cyprus.
The boy’s choir at Montserrat are called L’Escolania. They are renowned around the world for the high standard of music that they produce. During your trip to Montserrat, chances are that you will want to see the Boy’s Choir perform. Even if you are not a religious person, it is worth trying to see them sing – you will have the unique opportunity of seeing performances from some of the most talented young voices in Spain.