Montserrat is a really impressive stone mountain. It is about an hour away from Barcelona and you can visit it very easily by train.
Looking at the rocks with imagination, some will look like animals or people!
On the mountain is the monastery of Benedictine monks.
View of the monastery from above.
You will visit the Royal Church of Montserrat, home to the famous 12th-century sculpture of the Black Virgin.
Do not miss the great music event, from the boys’ choir every noon at 1 in the church.
Incredible view wherever you look!
How are you going?
By train from Espanya station. But you need to be careful and to be there well enough early for the station is huge and you may need enough time to find the departure platform. The ticket costs about 20 euros (return).
* Have a cardigan with you because even in summer it is cold and humid.
* Hotels for Barcelona you will find here. We stayed at Barcelo Sants, a very nice 4 * hotel just above the main train station and metro.