During 19th Century, the monastery was destroyed and removed, and it lost all its historical heritage. Everything that it’s nowadays at the Museum of Montserrat has come from new acquisitions and private donations in a recovery environment and significant presence in the Catalan society with European and global irradiation.
History of the Museum
Inaugurated the Biblical Museum of Montserrat, which contained archeological, ethnological, zoological and botanical materials that P. Bonaventura Ubach (1879-1960) acquired at Holy Land, Egypt, Syria and Iraq in order to illustrate The Bible.
The Catalan Parliament declared the Museum of Montserrat MUSEUM OF NATIONAL INTEREST.
The Museum is considered one of the national referent museums and is also one of the most visited in Catalonia. Nowadays it goes on increasing its collections with constant donations from particular people and private entities.