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Sant Jeroni - Montserrat

A cache by brunodias; pedrobrandao; ritasá Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 04/19/2008
Difficulty:
3 out of 5
Terrain:
2.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:


Miranda de St. Jeroni, cache at 1221m,
almost at the top. Enjoy a nice walk and views!
It's an 1h10m walk from the monastir, 45m from St.Joan (a map is available if you don't know the mountain)


ES
Se trata de un macizo de forma singular que se alza bruscamente al oeste del río Llobregat hasta los 1.236 metros del altura del pico de Sant Jeroni. Otros picos destacados son el Cavall Bernat, las Agulles, el Serrat del Moro, el Montgrós, Sant Joan y la Palomera. En 1987 fue declarado parque natural para garantizar su conservación.
montaña de Montserrat es, según la tradición, la montaña más importante y misteriosa de Cataluña, España. Está situada a 20 km al noroeste de Barcelona entre las comarcas del Anoia, del Baix Llobregat y del Bages. En esta montaña se sitúa, el santuario y monasterio benedictino dedicado a la Virgen de Montserrat.
El nombre proviene de la palabra mont, monte y serrat que en catalán significa cadena montañosa o sierra. Tanto la palabra serrat como serralada (cordillera) provienen de sierra, derivadas de la palabra latina serra, nombre que recibe el instrumento para serrar. La montaña recibe este nombre debido a la forma que tiene el macizo que recuerda a los dientes de una sierra. En las representaciones heráldicas, Montserrat aparece como un grupo de montañas de oro sobre campo de gules con una sierra de oro que la corta por encima.

EN
The summit of Montserrat is called Sant Jeroni (Saint Jerome) and stands at 1,236 meters (4,055 feet) above sea-level. It is accessible by hiking trails which connect from the top entrance to the Sant Joan funicular, the monastery, or the base of the mountain.
Montserrat is a mountain near Barcelona, in Catalonia, in Spain. It is the site of a Benedictine abbey, Santa Maria de Montserrat, which hosts the Virgin of Montserrat sanctuary and which is identified by some [1] with the location of the Holy Grail in Arthurian myth.
"Montserrat" literally means "jagged (serrated) mountain" in Catalan. It describes the peculiar aspect of the rock formation, which is visible from a great distance. The mountain is composed of strikingly pink conglomerate, a form of sedimentary rock, popular with climbers.
The Caribbean island of Montserrat is named for the mountain.
The abbey can be reached by road, or by the Aeri de Montserrat cable car, or by the Montserrat Rack Railway. The lower stations of both the rack railway and the cable car can be reached by Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya train from Barcelona's Plaça d'Espanya station. From the abbey, the Funicular de Sant Joan funicular railway goes up to the top of the mountain, where there are various abandoned hovels in the cliff faces that were previously the abodes of reclusive monks, whilst the Funicular de Santa Cova descends to a shrine.


INITIAL CACHE CONTENTS / CONTENIDO INICIAL DE LA CACHE
1  cigar / Cigarrillo
2  key rings of rope / llaveros de corda
1  shoe-horn / calzador
1  tie / corbata
1  card pack / cartas
7  colored stones / piedras coloridas
Barcelona Maps / Mapas de BCN
3  Otto Zutz invitations / Free pass Otto Zutz
1  Montserrat panflet / octavilla de Montserrat
1  Golf Ball / pelota de golf
1  matches / cerillas
Portugal badge / insignia de Portugal
1  Scout year2000 badge / insignia de scouts año2000
1  Geocoin / Geocoin
1  Dezen / Dezena
1  yellow rope / coerda amarilla
Portuguese coins / monedas portuguesas
1  Flower / Flor
2  Diamonds / Diamantes

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

RA: Ybbxvat Fbhgu lbh unir gur Rnegu, ng Abegu, gur fhzzvg
RF: Zvenaqb n Fhe, gvrarf yn Gvreen, n Abegr, ry phzoer

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
-------------------------
N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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