Montserrat is one of the few places in the world where the beauty of nature, culture and spirituality are so closely intertwined. This is why the Catalans have made it one of their founding symbols. It is a unique spot steeped in culture, a meeting place and a space for personal reflection. This book looks at its history, focusing mainly on the basilica, the monastery and the Santa Cova (Holy Grotto). It provides an overview of the massif with its dozens of whimsically shaped peaks with their thought-provoking nicknames. You will also find excursions that are suitable for everyone, regardless of age, physical fitness or time available, as well as cultural attractions like the museum; the boys’ choir, the Escolania; the Espai d’Art Sean Scully; and the Aula de Natura interpretation centre, to name just some.