Montserrat, Barcelona

Montserrat, Barcelona

      Montserrat Barcelona is another suggestion if you are looking for day trips from Barcelona. This is another post about one of my favourites things to do, when I am away, an Excursion!!

          If you are a lover of mountains and nature, you should not miss Montserrat Barcelona, this wonderful place with easy access from Barcelona

          In the heart of Catalonia rises Montserrat Barcelona, a mountain of unique shapes and soft grey stones, a spectacular massif that at its summit houses the image of the Virgin of Montserrat, patroness of Catalonia.

          In this natural park, full of pines and oaks, and populated by squirrels, wild boars and gipsies, among other species, there are many itineraries and guided tours to know its nooks and crannies.

          At its top, stands majestically the Sanctuary in which is venerated “La Moreneta”, the carving of the virgin, in Romanesque style, and dating to the twelfth century. The architectural complex consists of various squares and the basilica, originally from the sixteenth century and rebuilt during the nineteenth century. There is also a hostel for pilgrims and visitors

.           The truth is that to do this type of routes if you are a lover of nature is one of the major’s pleasures that exist, by the majesty of these mountains and its indescribable sights

         Nearby is the Benedictine Monastery, with its beautiful chapter house, neo-romantic cloister and refectory, renovated in 1925 by the architect Puig & Catafalco. In addition, the Museum hides works by artists such as Picasso, Dalí and El Greco.

         There are many paths and routes throughout the mountain, the best thing is that on a map you choose that you like me, you can do perfectly by foot, and when you finish you will be able to live the monastery where the Viceroy of Montserrat ¨La Moreneta “ Is the patron saint of Catalonia

      How to get to Montserrat Barcelona

FGC (Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat) trains to Montserrat depart from Barcelona-Plaça Espanya Station leave every hour from 08.36 am.
The R5 (Barcelona – Manresa) line also links up with the Montserrat cable car and rack railway stations.
Once you get there, Montserrat’s Rack railway is a public transport service giving visitors magnificent views as it ascends more than 600 metres up the mountain. The journey from the Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat railway station in Monistrol de Montserrat to the monastery covers 5 kilometres.
The journey takes 15 minutes, with departures from Monistrol Vila every 20 minutes.



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