Monestir de Montserrat / Monasterio de Montserrat / Montserrat Monastery, Monistrol de Montserrat, Catalonia, Spain by Jordi Brió an AMAZING place.
sometimes I like to go to mountain Monasteries in little yellow buckets :) pic
Benedictine Monastery of Santa Maria de Montserrat (aka La Moreneta) - houses it's own museum filled with artworks by many prominent artists including Velazquez.and Picasso - Barcelona, Catalunia, Spain
Montserrat (Serrated Mountain) 31mi NW of Barcelona, comprising a massif of limestone pinnacles rising over gorges was founded in 1025 to commemorate numerous visions of the Virgin Mary. Today it houses a about 80 monks, and pilgrims come to venerate La Moreneta (the Black Virgin), a 12th-century Romanesque wooden sculpture of Mary with the baby Jesus. The most dramatic approach to Montserrat is by cable car, which arrives just below the monastery after a thrilling ride up the sheer…
Monestir de Montserrat, Monistrol, near Barcelona
Catedral de Santa Maria, Tarragona, Cataluña,
A Monastery in the mountains of Barcelona. A train ride from the city, that is worth while. Oh, and did I mention a lovely scenic cable cart ride? Brace yourself, there is a overload of beautiful views.