Serra de Montserrat Travel Guide
Serra de Montserrat
Serra de Montserrat
Serra de Montserrat
Things to Do
Things to Do
Unique experience to see unusual mountains and Saint place.
In a nutshell
a nice daytrip from Barcelona
Museu de Montserrat
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...
Black Virgin of Montserrat
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...
St. Barbara chapel
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...
St. Jeroni highest summit
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...
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...
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...
name i forgot: on the way
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...
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...
SIMPLE RIDE INTO NATURE
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...
Aeri - up to top of mountains
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...
Train Barcelona - Montserrat
There is a good train connection between Serra de Monserrat and Barcelona. If you want to get there from Barcelona, you have to catch a train in Square of Spain (Plaza Espania) common metro-train station. After a drive with quite much stops in Barcelona and outside of it,...
Easy way to Montserrat
Our journey starts from Placa d'Espanya. The easiest way to get here is by Barcelona's subway (metro). When you arrive you should search for FGC (Ferrocarils de la Generalitat de Catalunya) train station. There are a lot of signs so you will find it without a problem. You...
Traveling to Montserrat
The key to an enjoyable and efficient visit to the Montserrat monastery and surroundings is to get there early. Otherwise, you'll be stuck in long lines (especially to see the Black Madonna) and in crowds in general. The tour buses start arriving in numbers at about...
Convenient store: Nice chocolates
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...
A souvenir shop
There is a souvenir shop in that area. Since Montserrat is a religious place, the shop has mostly religious items, such as crosses, prayer beads, and little icons. There are also pictures, photography books, calendars, and other things like that.
Yucky water and mountain warnings
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!
Updated Jan 30, 2004
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- Hiking and Walking
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Barcelona - capital of Catalonian region
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...
You come up here after taking Funicular Sant Joan. You enjoy the panorama view of mountains and can walk on small paths with beautiful flowers. You must come up here. You will be overwhelmed by the nature beauty.
Rock Climbing on excitED rocks
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...
Walk, walk, walk
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...
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