Mare de Déu del Mont

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.[2]

Mare de Déu del Mont
Mare de Déu del Mont 1.jpg
Summer view of the range
Highest point
PeakEl Mont
Elevation1,123 m (3,684 ft) [1]
Coordinates42°15′N 2°42′E / 42.250°N 2.700°E / 42.250; 2.700Coordinates: 42°15′N 2°42′E / 42.250°N 2.700°E / 42.250; 2.700
Geography
Mare de Déu del Mont is located in Pyrenees
Mare de Déu del Mont
Mare de Déu del Mont
Location in the Pre-Pyrenees area
LocationGarrotxa,
Alt Empordà, Catalonia
Parent rangePre-Pyrenees, eastern zone
Geology
OrogenyAlpine orogeny
Age of rockMesozoic
Type of rockConglomerate, clay
Climbing
Easiest routeFrom Albanyà

DescriptionEdit

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.[3]

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.[4]

FeaturesEdit

 
View of El Mont, the highest peak in the range.
 
View of the shrine on top of the summit

See alsoEdit

BibliographyEdit

  • Estanislau Vayreda, "Catàleg de la flòrula de la Mare de Déu del Mont", Treballs de la Institució Catalana d'Història Natural, 1919–1920, pp. 360–442.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Mare de Déu del Mont official site
  2. ^ "Mapa Topogràfic de Catalunya". Institut Cartogràfic de Catalunya. Retrieved May 22, 2010..
  3. ^ Llista 100 cims - Institut Cartogràfic i Geològic de Catalunya
  4. ^ Escultura Verdaguer M.Deu Mont 2.6.08 CANAL NORD TV

External linksEdit