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Travel Tips: Excursion to Montserrat mountain

Montserrat is a really impressive stone mountain. It is about an hour away from Barcelona and you can visit it very easily by train.

It has a height of 1236 meters and has been created from sand and rain that over the centuries have made unique formations.

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).

Alternatively you can do it planned trip. First stop is Gaudτί’s crypt and I experienced Montserrat mountain. Daily departure at 8:30 am from Plaza Catalunya in front of El Corte Ingles and return at 4 pm. The price includes transportation, tour guide and entrance. You will find more information and reservations here.


* 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.
* See all the sights of Barcelona through our posts here.
* Excursions and guided tours in Barcelona

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