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(Catalan pronunciation: [munsəˈrat]
) is a multi-peaked rocky range
located near the city of Barcelona
, in Catalonia
. It is part of the Catalan Pre-Coastal Range
. The main peaks are Sant Jeroni (1,236 m), Montgrós (1,120 m) and Miranda de les Agulles (903 m).
It is well known as the site of the Benedictine abbey
, Santa Maria de Montserrat
, which hosts the Virgin of Montserrat
sanctuary and which is identified by some 
with the location of the Holy Grail
in Arthurian myth
"Montserrat" literally means "saw (serrated
, like the common handsaw) mountain" in Catalan
. It describes its peculiar aspect with multitude of rock formations
which are visible from a great distance. The mountain is composed of strikingly pink conglomerate
, a form of sedimentary rock
. Montserrat is Spain's first National Park.
In 1493, Christopher Columbus named the Caribbean
island of Montserrat Santa Maria de Montserrate
, after the Virgin of Montserrat
The model is created at a scale of 1:30,000 with 1.25x vertical exaggeration. It features a built-in base, so it sits perfectly on a desk or in a frame.
Model Data Sources: Instituto Geográfico Nacional (IGN) licensed under CC BY 4.0