Montserrat Monastery Day trip

Prior going to Spain I looked for other places we can go to outside of Barcelona; pretty much wanting to get as much out of this trip as possible. There were so many options: a day trip to Madrid,  a full day trip to France, etc; but because this was a trip with my mom I didn’t want to overwhelm her too much (by constantly moving from place to place) I decided on a day trip to Montserrat “Serrated Mountain” which is only about 30 to 45 minutes outside of Barcelona.

I know a few people who went there and they told me how dope the experience is; so I did some research, looked up pictures and knew this was a place I would definitely want to go to because of how scenic it would be. It’s a very sacred place.

How to get there from Barcelona:

We booked the bus ride through Cataluyna Bus Turistic; the company got us to the destination and included the train ride from the bottom of the mountain to the walking areas. Once we got off the train we toured the area on our versus staying with the group.

There are other tour packages that include the bus ride and then instead of the train ride to the top a cable car; either way they are both very scenic views. However if you are afraid of heights either don’t go or just take the train up; and if you like hiking this is definitely a perfect trail for you. It was quite foggy the day we went so I wasn’t able to get the best pictures on our way up.

Besides booking a tour bus, you could get there by care or train (R5).

Things to do:

Black Madonna and baby Jesus

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The Chapel

Stairway to heaven

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There is also a museum, art gallery and gift shops where you can get pure oils, spices tea, meats, etc.

For more information visit Montserrat’s official website.

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