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“If you love art, go. If not boring”
Review of Montserrat Museum

Montserrat Museum
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Full-Day Montserrat Monastery and Sagrada Familia Tour
Ranked #5 of 11 things to do in Montserrat
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Reviewed April 5, 2014

We thought we would take the opportunity and purchase a ticket for the museum. Some pretty pieces of art, however not enough information provided and therefore we felt that the museum is only suitable to a art lover. Not really a museum, we would call it a gallery as paintings feature predominantly.

Thank Jan C
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Reviewed March 9, 2014

Difficult to me, to rate a museum, but i'll try.
In order to understand it, we should consider that Montserrat is probably the most holy place in Catalunya.
A great reference. A isolated and dominating miuntain.
Collecting and spreading energy throghout in the whole Catalunyan area - believe it or not.
Therefore, the museum is also amazing.
It collects masterpieceds of great names including Caravaggio, el Greco, Monet, Dali', Picasso and many others.
It is also remarkable the collection of ancient icons.
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A little story. from my side... I noticed a strange information close to one paint.
The number was not really consistant with the date of the paint, nor with the age of the painter...
I asked to a young guardian.
As expected - he did not have any clue about it.
Couple of hours later, I was about to leave.
The guardian called me, and informed me that he reported my note to the staff.
It was effectively a small typo. And it will be (probably) amended.
Therefore, he expresses his gratitude for my information...
Well, I find it as a rare and unexpected example of professionality from their side...
Great overall experience!!

Thank gabriele_palma
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Reviewed January 10, 2014

Along one of the main streets in Montserrat you can find the museum alongside other interesting shops and directly across from the train station that brings you to this mountain area. If you have toured the city, church, monastery then you should stop in and find delightful items. From books, music, art, iconic souvenirs to simple items there is something that you may wish to share with another or keep as a remembrance to this fantastic region of Spain.

Thank SusanN W
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Reviewed December 28, 2013

Educational and interesting.
But would recommend going through it quickly (no need to spend your day there) and then get out and enjoy the rest Montserrat has to offer.

1  Thank 335B_a_r_r_y1001
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Reviewed November 19, 2013

If you're expecting the Louvre or the Museo del Prado, expect to be disappointed. But remember where you are--on the grounds of a monastery complex that's nearly a millennium old. And remember that this little museum has neither billionaire donors nor a staff that's 100 strong. In fact, it is curated by a monk who is resident at the monastery. Then be humbled at the thought that next to the biggest site of pilgrimage in Catalunya lies a building with a small but astonishing array of works by world-class artists from Picasso, Renoir, Caravaggio, Dali and El Greco. Yes, in many cases there are only one or two pieces by them, but then ask yourself: have you ever seen a monastery with such a collection? I certainly haven't.

For those who are aware of the centrality of Montserrat in the modern history of Catalunya, this is also an opportunity to get acquainted with some a number of modern Catalan artists.

Most of the readers who are disappointed in this museum came in expecting to see a hundred Monets. That may be the fault of advertising or, as likely, unrealistic expectations. This is a lovely collection in a simply unrivaled setting.

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