Shell motif Camino de Santiago

Camí de Sant Jaume
in Catalunya

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Stage 11 - Manresa to Montserrat

Route map of this section

Street in the old town

The Old bridge (now a pedestrian bridge)

2.5 km. on this road with no side margin, quite heavy traffic and no yellow arrounws.

Abandoned house, once a pilgrim hostel

First view of Castellgali

Leaving Castellgalí (and the first sign about the Way for 10 km). The faded sign says 1hr. 51 mins. to Manresa, curiously precise and quite a speed for 8.5 kilometres.

Torrent de Castoullet, but rather short of water now.

Distant view of Marganell

Crossing the BV2133

The Ermita de Sant Jaume, built in the 12th century

A ford with stepping stones

First view of the jagged mountain of Montserrat

The tree of many signs - including the yellow arrow we are looking for.

The mountains are endlessly fascinating!

The tower of the monastery of Sant Benet, now occupied by a group of nuns from Barcelona.

The chapel

More walking on the road, but there is little traffic

Looking back at Sant Benet

The entrance to the monastery of Montserrat, with the little train for tourists

The simple bed provided (free) for pilgrims with credencials

The church of Montserrat, with the "black Madonna" enthroned at the end


The other monastery buildings. (The dormitory is in the building on the left)