Hostatgeria de la Mare de Déu del Mont by GM®
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Mare de Déu del Mont, also known as Serra del Mont, is a mountain range of the Alta Garrotxa natural region, Catalonia, Spain. It has an elevation of 1,123 metres above sea level.

This mountain has a traditional Virgin Mary shrine on top of El Mont, the highest peak that gives its name to the range. This summit is one of the Emblematic Summits of Catalonia.

The Mare de Déu del Mont shrine is very popular, its name meaning Mother of God of the Mountain. It has been often mentioned in Catalan literature, having been referred to as Porta del Pirineu, meaning "the Gate of the Pyrenees", among other epithets. Catalan poet Jacint Verdaguer stayed in the sanctuary on top of the summit in 1884 and wrote some verses about the mountain. Recently a statue honoring the poet has been unveiled on top of the mountain.

Credits: GAS MOUNTAIN ®
Nov 30, 2018
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