Ricard Fernandez, knows everything: Theology, Philosophy, History, Art, he is a geologist by profession, and a mountain guide by vocation. He is an expert who knows more than 100 paths, species of botany and fauna, in these magical and sacred mountains at the same time, he guides us through a path that runs parallel to the rock, sometimes even with some vertigo, but we advance safely, while he tells us the stories of the 12 hermitages, which were later 13, of their hermits (in reality, conservers of the natural space and its sources) and how they were destroyed in 1812.
Montserrat is nature, culture and spirituality. A unique space with the Sanctuary of the Virgin, a Benedictine monastery. It was founded in 1025, in the eleventh century, and was completely rebuilt in the nineteenth century (1811) after the destruction in the war of independence.
It is said that Sant Ignasi de Loyola, founder of the Jesuits, made a detour to visit the monastery of Montserrat on his way to the Holy Land. This pilgrimage at the time granted full indulgence for pilgrims who visited all the hermitages. Today it can be done in several excursions a day. While in the distance you can hear the bells of the Escolania. One of the oldest institutions of its kind in Europe.
We offer this private experience, combined with the entrance to the basilica and the museum. Coinciding with the Escolania that sings twice a day at 12:00 noon and 7:00 pm.
Of all that the mountain of Montserrat offers us, I will keep the challenge of climbing it, the patience and tenacity to climb it and the wisdom and patience of our guide who with his great experience as an excellent guide, gives us the security of stepping firmly and being guided in absolute tranquility. Thank you Ricard Fernandez.