Unique experience to see unusual mountains and Saint place.
crowded, of course
a nice daytrip from Barcelona
We were quite impressed with the quality and quantity of the works exhibit in the museum. Although the Carravaggio was on loan, there were older paintings by El Greco, Tiepolo and Nino, as well as impressionist era paintings by Sargent, Pissaro and Degas, through modernist works by Picaso and Dali.more
The story of the Black Virgin goes back to the Black Virgin being carved by St . Luke in 50 AD. Hidden from the Moors it was rediscovered in 880. Being to heavy to carry it was presumed the Virgin wanted to stay in Montserrat. Within 100 years there were four chapels. Due to the Black Virgin being associated with miracles, it became a sacred...more
As Montserrat is declared as saint pilgrimage place, monastery is not the only religic construction here. St. Barbara chapel on the top of St. Jeroni is the one proof that around there is more such chapels constructed in different times. St. Barbara chapel is quite easy to walk point after getting off funicular. Other, further, routes can take you...more
I should say a visit to Montserrat is not full without visiting St. Jeroni top. It is the highest summit in Montserrat, 1236 meters above the sea level. There is a funicular running to this part of mountain. Place allows to see the chain of mountains, the monastery about 600 meters down. The stop of funicular houses a free exposition of mountains’...more
Appearance of monastery in such a high place (about 800 metres up) is associated with a story of Virgin Mary image. Story tells that children got to see a bright light coming from the sky at Montserrat Mountains, later the image of Virgin Mary was founded here. The place was revealed as a sanctuary for pilgrims. Another story tells, that place on...more
La Moreneta is the name given to the image of Our Lady which is housed in the Basilica of the Monastery of Montserrat. According to legend, the staue was carved by St. Luke around 50AD and was then brought to Spain where it was hidden from the moors in Santa Cova. According to the legend, the statue was discovered by children in a cave near Santa...more
silica of Montserrat was consecrated in 1592. The beautiful Basilica holds the famous 'La Moreneta', the image of Our Lady of Montserrat, so called because of the black colour of the carving. The Basilica is also home to the world famous Escolania boys choir who can be heard in the Basilica daily at 1pm. The Basilica was destroyed by Napolean's...more
Not only is Montserrat Monastery of significant religious importance but the natural beauty surrounding the monastery is simply breathtaking. If you enjoy walking there are also some interesting walks through the mountains where you will experience magnificent views of some of the most unusual rock formations in the whole of Catalonia. You can take...more
It hosts the Virgin of Montserrat, and the Publicacions de l'Abadia de Montserrat, a publishing house, the oldest press in the world, still running, with the first book published in 1499.The monastery is Catalonia's most important religious retreat and groups of young people from Barcelona and all over Catalonia make overnight hikes at least...more
This restaurant was in the middle of nowhere, the owner has some stables with many horses also a lil one of 4 weeks old, unfotunatly the camera didnt work very well, so some pics are lost ( Our guide recommended this restaurant so we went. They served a fresh salade (from their own garden) and water wine was alreadyon the table. Then we had 3...more
There is a train from Barcelona that stops at a cable car station below Montserrat. (no panic if you miss the stop, as the next stop allows one to take the train also to Montserrat). The cable car is small, and people are packed in. Not a good place if you are claustraphobic. It is quite a stunning way to get to Montserrat. You travel over a gorge...more
You must go to Plaza España and take the train R5( Manresa directions).If you wish to take the Cremallera then you must get off at Monistrol de Moserrat. If you wish to take the furnicular you must get off at Monserrat Aeri. At Plaza de España you can get a ticket for the entire journey all the way to Monserrat.more
It is nice construction to get to Monterrat monastery (it lifts 800 meters high). The using Aeri is quite nice experience, overlooking landscape views when lifting up - down. As I understood Aeri schedule is simple if there are many visitors – if a group of about 20-30 persons gather, it moves.Actually the ticket we used was all-in-one ticket...more
We bought around 10 bars of locally made chocolates. There is a wide range of selection from fine cream chocolate to dark chocolate, chocolate with nuts and also chocolate with liquor in it etc. I tried the dark chocolate, it was very nice. :) They are rather inexpensive and cost 2 to 3 euros per bar.more
This picture i made during the jeepsafari.
One of the locals with an wagon and a donkey or horse (?) in front.
Don't drink the water from the fountain near the path. I don't think it's unsanitary or anything, but it tastes disgusting! Bring your own water. Be sure to drink lots of water, so that you won't get dehydrated (especially since you'll be doing a lot of walking)
Also, be careful not to fall down the mountains!
Since we were only there for the afternoon, we didn't need much, we left our stuff at the hotel. I just brought a purse to carry my money, and one girl brought her backpack. Comfortable shoes! You'll be doing a lot of walking in Montserrat. Also, summery clothes, since it's probably going to be hot out there. Maybe bandaids in case your feet get...more
walking shoes i would recommand I only took single used cameras depending when u go, with sunny weather wear casual and take a sweater and some suncream incase the sun is too hot, so u won't get burned.U will get dirty with a jeepsafari cuz crossing trhough mud, sand and water:-) Tom, our guide took his mate "Monty"with him. She's a cute young...more
Barcelona is one of the main towns in Spain, one of the most important ports in Mediterranean sea region and Europe’s one of most touristy places.Barcelona is probably the most known by modernistic Gaudi architecture, including main sight – Church of Holy Family (Sagrada Familia). Barcelona has nice old part with medieval Cathedral, active Rambla...more
The surrealistic rocks are inviting numerous climbers to climb on them while their girlfriends watch the climbers and admire the forms of the rocks ;-)) . The rocks offer excellent friction.This sandstone is even better for friiction climbing than the limestone of the Brenta Dolomites. I hope to avoid "frictions" withThe Censor but he should stay...more
Here you have several hicking routes in Monserrat range:Montserrat MountainClimbing to the monastery of Montserrat to CollbatóWalks in the surroundings of the sanctuary of MontserratMontserrat, the Holy CaveSant Jeroni, the highest summit of the mountainSant Joan and the hermitages of the mountainMontserrat: the Teresina route to the Sant Jeroni...more
Visiting Bsilica (Catherdral) and taking mountain trains to go to Sant Loan from which you see the panorama view of the region.
Fondest memory: Jagged rocky mountains and the beauty of Basilica.