From the commercial area of Passeig de Gràcia, in Barcelona, tourists will depart to behold the natural splendor of Montserrat, Catalonia’s most emblematic mountain. Just a few kilometers away from Barcelona, this gorgeous mountain is topped by its famous monastery, full of a somber, serene ambiance that seems so far from the city. On your way to this monastery, you'll be able to admire the Massif of Montserrat, a multi-peaked range of rock formations characterized by needle-shapes. Afterward, upon reaching the monastery, you'll learn of its history. Founded in the 10th century, it houses over 150 monks. It is also well-known for hosting the figure of the patron saint of Catalonia, La Moraneta. After unraveling a thousand year history of this monastery, you'll board a funicular railway that takes your on a trek around the mountain itself. Here you'll discover the nature that surrounds the monastery, learning of local flora and fauna. As you head back down to the Abbey, you'll hear the famous Escolania of Montserrat's boy's choir singing, and you can enjoy the utter serenity of the ambiance that makes Montserrat so enchanting. Your tour ends where it had begun.
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