Monestir de Montserrat is he most iconic climb of Catalonia

Monestir de Montserrat is a Benedictine abbey at an elevation of 1.236m (4,055ft) above the sea level, located on the mountain of Montserrat, in Monistrol de Montserrat, in Catalonia, Spain.

Monestir de Montserrat

The road to the summit is called BP-1121. It’s paved and pretty steep in parts. The road encompasses miles of stunning views through twisty hair pin corners, high elevations and steep grades. Montserrat is the highest point of the Catalan lowlands, and stands central to the most populated part of Catalonia. It is notable for enshrining the image of the Virgin of Montserrat.

The drive is definitely worth it. Don’t forget your camera! Its astonishing rocky outcrops, which rise up into the air like sandcastles, have stimulated the imagination for millennia. It’s a mountain of strangely rounded rock pillars, shaped by wind, rain and frost. It's the most iconic climb of whole Catalonia. Incredible round shaped mountain, center of the catalan country. It is worth visiting it. Furthermore, getting to the top is steep. You will mix among the pilgrims visiting the black virgin, giving thanks to the virgin for any favour or asking her for some gifts. Starting at Monistrol de Montserrat, the ascent is 8.5 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 588 meters. The average percentage is 6.9 %.