Montserrat Museum, Montserrat

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Montserrat Museum offers a collection of 1,300 pieces, ranging from an Egyptian sarcophagus to works by Picasso and Dali. Located in an old monastery, this museum’s collection was started by a monk who traveled extensively through the Middle East, and has since been expanded by private donations. Tour through the six permanent collections as well as the constantly changing special exhibits. Highlights include archaeology of the biblical Middle East, with objects from Mesopotamia, Egypt, Cyprus, and Israel; paintings from the 13th to the 18th century, including works by Caravaggio, Tiepolo, Berruguete, Morales, Luca Giordano, and El Greco; and 19th- and 20th-century Catalan paintings and sculptures from Picasso, Dali, Degas, Miro, Monet, Rusiñol, and Casas. See varying depictions of the Black Madonna of Montserrat, Byzantine and Slavic icons, and gold worship objects from the 15th through 20th centuries. To wrap up your stay, stop by the gift shop. See Montserrat Museum and all Montserrat has to offer by arranging your trip with our Montserrat day trip site .
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  • A museum that is not so well known but contains many important archaeological pieces as well as paintings of the Renaissance and Baroque.
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  • We had some time to spare on our tour of Montserrat and decided to visit the Museum. You only need an hour. A lot of local artists on display, different works showcasing the Black Madonna plus a littl...  more »
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  • While not part of the abbey and, thus, under no obligation to be free, this small museum, with a commensurately small fee, boasts a really impressive collection that covers from the ancient up to the impressionists. The museum is quite approachable and a visit doesn't need to take up too much time.
  • Worth of a visit. Allow 2 hours, walk slowly, enjoy. The paintings collection also shows pieces of sound names (Picasso, Monet) and it's inevitable to note that their works were no special - rather mediocre - among other masters of art shown here.
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