This walled city dates back to Roman times when it occupied a
strategic location between the Pyrenees and Barcelona. It combines narrow,
cobbled streets with magnificent monuments, including Arab baths, convents,
churches, and a cathedral. Students visit The Museum of Jewish History in
the old Jewish quarter which features the world’s best-preserved collection of
medieval tombstones engraved in Hebrew.
Students visit the Benedictine monastery, founded in the 11th
century, that features an art collection with paintings by renowned artists
such as El Greco, Caravaggio, Miró, Picasso, and Dalí. Montserrat is also
a national park with spectacular mountain views, and students take a
funicular to the top of the mountain where they can hike among the unusual
rock formations and listen to the charming bells of the abbey.