To start to explore this unusual mountain you can take the Montserrat rack railway in Monistrol. It’ll take you right up to the top, to the main site. From here, you have several options: you could take the Sant Joan funicular to the chapel of Sant Joan and the viewing point, or stay in the area around the Monastery and the Montserrat Museum. You can get up close and personal with La Moreneta, the iconic sculpture the whole sanctuary was built around. The place is fascinating for its history and immediate surroundings, but best of all it allows you to explore the natural world. Lots of hiking excursions leave from the same point, and you can walk some wonderful trails.