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Afternoon in Montserrat

| Plaça de Catalunya, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
932 853 832
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Ranked #4 of 288 Attractions in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Canyons, Outdoors
Owner description: Montserrat offers a rich and varied landscape: a unique natural park...
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Type: Canyons, Outdoors
Owner description: Montserrat offers a rich and varied landscape: a unique natural park, one of Spain's foremost museums and the site of the shrine dedicated to the Virgin of Montserrat, a Black Madonna.
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

We had been to Montserrat a few years ago and as we were travelling with friends and family this time, we just had to return for them to see this wonderful site. You can book lots of organised trips to go and see the Monastery but they tend to combine Montserrat with wine-tasting or just a half-day tour which really... More 

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Salisbury, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

We went in December where there was a high level of cloud. It was incredible as the buildings were overwhelmed by the cloud resembling something along the lines of the elf kingdom in lord of the rings. There are several hikes you can do whilst in the mountains, I would recommend you allow yourself a whole day to do some... More 

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Zagare, Siauliu Apskritis, Lithuania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

The image of Our Lady of Montserrat, popularly known as La Moreneta (the Dark One), due to the dark colour of Her skin, is a truly beautiful 12th-century Romanesque polychrome carving. Pope Leo XIII proclaimed Our Lady of Montserrat Ptron Saint of Catalonia in 1881. In 1947, the image was enthroned in a silver altarpiece, paid for by popular subscription... More 

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County Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Visiting this place you need a whole day to enjoy the view and there is lot of walking involve so wear a good and comfortable shoes. It's worth a visit when in Barcelona.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Went up to the monastery @ mount Serrate. WOW! If you are in Barcelona or this area of Spain, DO NOT MISS THIS TRIP. The cathedral is magnificent, the mountains are just exquisite and the experience is not to be missed. Truly and afternoon (or morning) well spent.

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Keaau, Hawaii, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

Very beautiful and Mystical place. I highly recommend it to anyone traveling in Spain.There is much to see and the Bastllio and Black Madonna are Beautiful,and be sure to take the venicular up to the top to see the cross & view.

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Fancy Gap, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

Approaching the mountain retreat is awe inspiring. A very moving sanctuary, a fun cog-rail to the top and just enough entrepreneurial shopping and food. Great visit.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We took the train to Montserrat...We took a cable car up to the Monastery. The views were beautiful.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Breathtaking views when you exit the cable car. The monastery is very big and it is so rich in history. We had already planned on 1 day in Montserrat, so we decided to take the Saint Joan funicular further up and then hike up to the top of the mountain. We had children aged 4 and 6, but it wasn't... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Montserrat is well worth the trip ... we hired a car and driver to take us there for the afternoon and thouroughly enjoyed the visit ... be sure to schedule a full day if you want to hike around on the trails at the top

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