Santa Maria de Montserrat is a Benedictine monastery located on the mountain of Montserrat. It is a symbol of Catalonia and has become a pilgrimage destination for believers and a must-see for tourists.
The buildings of the Montserrat Monastery are protected as a cultural feature of local interest. There are basically two blocks of buildings: on one side, the basilica with the monastic cells; and on the other, the buildings for receiving pilgrims and visitors.
Other features of the site are the chapels that surround the central complex, the hermitages, the stations of the Via Crucis and the Mysteries, the monumental statues, the monuments to famous Catalans and the Marian apparitions.
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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