Mountain and monastery of Montserrat
Minimum time recommended: one day. Distance from Barcelona: 60 kilometres. How to get there: about a one-hour drive on the A2 motorway. There’s also a train service from Plaça Espanya station in Barcelona. To get to the monastery from Montserrat, we recommend either the cogwheel railway or the cable car to get the most out of the spectacular views to the max. What you’ll see: a Natural Park of extraordinary beauty. You’ll be especially surprised by the unique shapes of the mountains and the massifs that shape it. It’s also home to one of the best-known pilgrimage sites in Catalonia, the Monastery of Montserrat. Don’t forget: the various options for visiting the nature park and monastery include services such as the guided visit, the inclusion of the cable car trip or entry to the museum. Interesting fact: the monastery houses 'La Moreneta', the patron saint of the region of Catalonia. It’s a sculpture of the Virgin of Montserrat, renowned for its black skin and for being a Romanesque image of great beauty.