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Afternoon in Montserrat

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Address: | Plaça de Catalunya, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
Phone Number: 932 853 832
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Description: Montserrat offers a rich and varied landscape: a unique natural park, one...
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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Visited for half a day whilst staying in Barcelona. The architecture of this site and the way it fits into the natural environment are amazing. Could have done with a little... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Visited for half a day whilst staying in Barcelona. The architecture of this site and the way it fits into the natural environment are amazing. Could have done with a little longer than a half day trip to explore, enjoy the history and building and the fantastic awe inspiring scenery. Well worth a visit if in this area of Spain.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

This place is the best in Barcelona ... I can't say more words 😍😍😍 Don't tell me u have been to Spain if you didn't go there

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

A lovely tour-guide drove us to Montserrat, a stunning location in the magnificent mountainscape less than an hour's drive from Barcelona. A tour of the monastery - the highlight was the Black Madonna- and a short trail hike above the monastery - added to the reverie of this famous spot. A large gift shop and an outdoor market with produce... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Having only three days in Barcelona I was not sure I wanted to spend 5 hours traveling to Montserrat but I'm glad I did. First of all it was fun to get out of the city and see surrounding area. Second, the view from the mountain lets you appreciate how wonderful Spain is. However my favorite part was the unexpected... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

If you have 6 hours on a nice day, Montserrat should not be missed. So easy and inexpensive to get there by a one hour train ride. You have the choice of riding up to the Monastery via cable car (aerial tram) or funicular. We chose the cable car, which was easy and the views were gorgeous. At the monastery... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This is a beautiful drive, about an hour and a half from Barcelona by road. The rock landscape is reminiscent of those seen in Cappadocia in Turkey. Legend has it that the village people saw an inexplicable light coming from a cave and on inspection discovered the statue of the Madonna. They built a church to house her, and she... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

IT is worth spending half day or full day visiting Montserrat. Montserrat means the Serrated mountain, it has a magical shape and there you can admire the nature but also the magnificent Basilica with the Black Madonna, the patron Saint of Cataluña . There is no fee in order to visit the Basilica but there is a fee in order... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

What an amazing place Montserrat is. We drove up up on a Friday in March and had great weather and the crowds weren't overwhelming. The setting of the monastery lodged in the mountain has to be seen to be believed - pictures are great but don't do it justice. Take the cable car up to the top of the mountain... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

After 60 minutes in the suburban train from Plaza de Hispanya we change to a new cog railway that takes 20 min to get us into the heights of Montserrat. The cog railway is worth the journey but at the top there is a really secluded place under the big rocks, with multiple additional cable car excursions. The panorama is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I was apprehensive about making this part of my visit to Barcelona because I thought it would eat up too much time - I was concerned about being taken away from the city action! Turns out it was one of the best parts of our travels!!. Please travel out of the city to this wonderful place atop the mountain. You... More 

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Staying in Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)

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Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
With its iconic, old-Europe streets and alleys, this picturesque neighborhood is the very heart of Barcelona. It blends historic artifacts from its days under Roman dominion up through the Spanish Civil War with a vibrant modern-day culture of artisan shops and authentic culinary experiences. Avid explorers will be thrilled to discover quaint terraces and plazas brought to life by the many small bars and local musicians lasting late into the night. Fashionistas will be drawn to Portal de L’Angel, which is lined with well-known brand names and smaller boutique stands.
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