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Santa Cecília and the Hermitages (Montserrat)


Some fifteen hermitages are scattered around the mountain, of which only a few still have their walls standing today. Notable among these are the hermitages of Sant Joan, La Santíssima Trinitat, Sant Benet, Santa Magdalena and Sant Antoni.

 

Santa Cecília

A former monastery located about four kilometers from the monastery of Montserrat, close to the Can Maçana highway. The church, built in the 10th century, is one of the purest examples of early Catalan Romanesque art, simple and unadorned. Its three apses, decorated with Lombard arches, correspond to the three internal naves with chiseled stone walls. Today, Santa Cecília offers a mountain refuge.



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OLESA TOURISM

Olesa de Montserrat is a municipality rich in culture and tradition, located in the foothills of the mountain of Montserrat. Olesa de Montserrat is located in the north of the comarca (county) of Baix Llobregat, in the subcomarca of Montserratí, halfway between Barcelona and the Montserrat Monastery. The natural area of the municipality, with its beautiful and magnificent scenery, is bounded by the Llobregat river and the mountain chains of Sant Salvador de les Espases and Puigventós. Olesa’s roots are markedly agricultural; it is noted in particular for its cultivation of olives of the palomar or Olesan variety, native to the region, from which the famous Olesan oil is extracted.

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