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Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey

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The Monastery of Santa Maria de Montserrat in Barcelona (Catalonia-Spain))

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Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey Interior Catalonia Spain

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Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey

Santa Maria de Montserrat is an abbey of the Order of Saint Benedict located on the mountain of Montserrat in Monistrol de Montserrat, Catalonia, Spain. It is notable for enshrining the image of the Virgin of Montserrat. The monastery was founded in the 11th century and rebuilt between 19th and 20th centuries, and still functions to this day, with over 70 monks. There have always been roughly 80 monks in residence.
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