Located in the heart of Catalonia the Montserrat holy mountain is an icon for Catalan people, home of famous Black Madonna, so called “La Moreneta”.
When you arrive at the Esplanade your Guide will show you its Basílica de la Mare de Déu de Montserrat, the patron saint of Catalonia, and residence of a Benedictine community for nearly a thousand years.
The Benedictine monastery, was founded in 1205 by Abbot Oliba, and has always been an important and active cultural center of Catalonia. Its library houses the oldest text in Catalan from 12th century and hosts the oldest children’s choir in Europe, the marvellous Escolania de Montserrat.
The first stop of the tour will be to visit the Montserrat Mountain, where you can freely visit the places of interest (approximately 1 hour).
Montserrat is a rocky massif of varied peaks located near the city of Barcelona. The name “Montserrat” literally means “saw mountain” in Catalan, due to its unique shape of rocks.
Depending on your time and schedule you will visit:
Of the 145 hectares the Family owns 81 HA exclusively to the cultivation of vines. The estate vines cover the western slopes of the Ordal mountain range known as “Costers d’Ordal”, following the curves of the terrain in stepped terraces or on slopes exposed to the midday sun. As in all good wine-growing land, the soil in Can Vendrell has low organic content, with a variable content of clay and sand on a bed of calcareous stone, a permeable base with good moisture retention.
The white varieties are mainly Chardonnay, Macabeu, Xarel·lo and Parellada. The red varieties are Cabernet Sauvignon (10ha), Tempranillo, Merlot, Syrah, Garnatxa negre, Pinot Noir among other grape varieties.
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