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Montserrat Monastery and its mountain.

One of the many wonders that you enjoy in Catalonia is the enigmatic Montserrat montains.

Montserrat is a sanctuary where they encounter spirituality and culture in a unique natural setting.

Our proposal is to enjoy a full day in suchcurious landscape.

you can get to the top by cogwheel railway,which we'll take in the village of Monistrol de Montserrat. Although you can also access the santuary by cable car also in this village. In about 30 minutes we will have reached the sanctuary. We walked about 5 minutes to get into f the monastery where you can hear the choir sings the Virolai at 13:00 o'clock (singing to the Virgin of Montserrat). Then you can enjoy a meal in the self-service of the shrine, as well as purchase supplies such as traditional, curd, cheese or honey and aromas of Montserrat (herbal liqueur distilled, of 31º). We can also go up to San Juan from where a clear day you can descry the "Serra de Tramuntana" mountains north of the Balearic Islands.

From this point you can do a walk around a circular route that leads to the lookout at Sant Jeroni to 1200m height and returning to the shrine. (about 4 or 5 hours). 

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Montserrat

 

 Sant Miquel d'Escornalbou Monastery.

 

Escornalbou,transport us to an age, where the wealthy bourgeoisie went to fit out historic old buildings to convert  them in their homes. Thus, in 1911, Eduard Toda bought the monastery of St. Miquel d'Escornalbou and restored it at his free will.

The St. Miquel d' Escornalbou Monastery was founded in 1153 and it was the center of the barony which brought together the villages of Duesaigües, Riudecanyes, Vilanova Escornalbou, L'Argentera, Colldejou, Pradell de la Teixeta and La Torra Fontaubella.

From the monastery we have good views of the counties of Baix camp, Priorat, Ribera d'Ebre wind farm Collet dels Feixos.

The fastest way to access it is from Riudecanyes a few kilometers from the city of Reus. 

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Sant Miquel d'Escornalbou

 


 

Sant Pere de Rodes Monastery.

The monastery of Sant Pere de Rodes was a former Benedictine abbey of Empúries County, within the diocese of Girona, located in the present township of Port de la Selva (Alt Empordà).

The monastery was built on the North slopes of  Vereda Mountain in a plain below the castle of Vereda, who gave its protection.

From the ruins of the ancient monastery we can enjoy an exceptional view of the whole area located to the north coast of  Creus Cape, including the bays of Port de la Selva and Llança.

In the north-west of the monastery, just before you get there, there are the remains of the medieval village of Santa Creu de Rodes , among which stands out the Church of St. Helena de Rodes.

The fastest way to get there from Girona is by Vilajuïga.

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Sant Pere de Rodes

 

Monastery of St. Pere de Casserres.

The monastery of Sant Pere de Casserres, the only one of the Benedictine Order in Osona, was founded by the Viscounts Osona and Cardona. The Viscountess Ermetruit started the works in 1006 and under  the Viscountess Eugòncia and her son Bermon I ,the community  congregated in  1012 with the abbot Acfred, begining the great current basilica, consecrated in 1050, in the time of Abbot Bofill.

The fastest way to get there from Vic,  is going towards Roda de Ter, once  in the road C-153 and before you arrive in this town,  take the road  towards Tavèrnoles and Parador Vic-Sau  BV-5313 , after the Tavernoles tonw and before the Parador Vic-Sau there is a path that leads to the monastery.

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