The Monastery of Montserrat, Catalonia’s national sanctuary.

The monastery of MontserratThe monastery of Santa Maria de Montserrat can be found in the natural park of Montserrat just 50 km. from Barcelona and at a height of some 720m. amongst this special mountain. I invite you to visit this very special pilgrimage centre. In order to get there we can take the ‘cremallera’ local rack railway train, with its amazing route, or if we’re brave enough, we can ride up in the old and historic cable car. Once up there, we’ll also have the chance to carry on travelling by mountain trains, this time on the Sant Joan cable car, which ascends to 1,000 metres height, with spectacular views over large areas of Catalonia.

Following on from this walk, we can visit the monastery, which stands out for the special medley of various artistic styles; for its famous choirboys; for the important museum there and of course, for the famous ‘Black Virgin’, ‘La Moreneta’, which is highly venerated by the Catalan peoples.

One day return trip, starting from your accommodation.

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