Montserrat is a rocky massif traditionally considered the most important and significant mountain in Catalonia. It is located 50 km from the center of Barcelona between the regions of Anoia, Baix Llobregat and Bàges. On this mountain is the Benedictine sanctuary and monastery of Montserrat, dedicated to the Virgin of Montserrat.
The word MONT means mountain and SERRAT means serrated in Catalan. This name is given to it because of its peculiar morphology, in which it seems as if an attempt had been made to saw it with a giant saw. Both the word serrat and serralada (mountain range) come from serra, derived from the Latin word serra, the name given to the instrument for sawing. In heraldic representations, Montserrat appears as a group of golden mountains on a field of gules with a golden saw that cuts it above.