Visit the splendid Montserrat Monastery with this entrance ticket. Discover the Open-Air Museum, the Museum of Montserrat and the new Inside Montserrat Audiovisual Space ... More info ›
Visit the splendid Montserrat Monastery with this entrance ticket. Discover the Open-Air Museum, the Museum of Montserrat and the new Inside Montserrat Audiovisual Space. Pick up your audio guide, map and informative booklet at the Information office and explore on your own the major sites of the Sanctuary of Montserrat.
Make your own way to Montserrat, located a 1-hour drive from Barcelona.
Thanks to your audio guide, map, and an informative booklet, you can discover on your own all the most important facets of the monastery's history, not to mention the major sites of the Sanctuary of Montserrat. The four suggested routes will take you to the Basilica, the Santa Cova, the Trail of the Degotalls and the Via Crucis.
The new, completely renovated Montserrat audiovisual space is the result of the monastery's desire to provide more information to the thousands of pilgrims and visitors who want to know what Montserrat is and what it means. The exhibition is based on three fundamental areas: the mountain, the monastery and the sanctuary.
Located in a building designed by the architect Josep Puig i Cadafalch, the Museum of Montserrat (MDM) is home to one of the country's most important art collections. Containing works by Caravaggio, El Greco, Rusiñol, Casas, Picasso, Dali, Monet and others, it also has a valuable collection of the Archaeology of the Ancient World with archaeological remains from the Near East (ancient Persia, Mesopotamia, Egypt, the Holy Land, etc) There also are temporary exhibitions in addition to the permanent collection. The MDM was declared a National Museum of Spain in 2006.
The Basilica is home to the image of the Virgin of Montserrat, a Romanesque sculpture dating from the late 12th century featuring delicately carved features. Apart from the liturgical events that take place every day, visitors can enjoy the Escolania boychoir — one of the oldest music schools in Europe (own expense).