The Façade of the monastery of Montserrat

This façade in front of the main square of the sanctuary, is the entrance to the church. It was rebuild after the invasion of Napoleon in 1812, who burned and plundered the sanctuary. The façade is dominated by 3 main elements: the 12 apostles and Jesus in the center, a big rose window and a clock at the top. Just in front of the façade, there is a cloister reflecting the main elements of this sanctuary since its foundation around the 12th century. There are several elements that reflect the life of the monks that live in the abbey such as paintings and sculptures. Currently, there are around 70 monks leaving in the sanctuary although is quite rare to find them in the public space of the abbey.

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