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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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Absolutely amazing views!

When in Barcelona or nearby areas, visiting the Montserrat Monastery and doing some of the nearby walking trails are an absolute must! I'm glad I took the 'Aeri' (cable car... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

When in Barcelona or nearby areas, visiting the Montserrat Monastery and doing some of the nearby walking trails are an absolute must! I'm glad I took the 'Aeri' (cable car) option because it gave fantastic views of the valley which I've heard aren't as great if you take the funicular option. Don't do it if you're terribly afraid of heights... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

We spent a few hours in the town touring the monasterry/cathedral and the views were absolutely breathtaking! It was a very clear day and we were able to see the snow covered French alps, Barcelona and the Med and the valley below. The monastery is built on top of the mountain and there is a cable car from the town... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We took some other tripadvisor advice and took the train from Barcelona. It was an easy trip. I am glad we chose to take the cable car because the view was amazing. It was a dramatic way to enter the area. From there, we bought tickets for the funicular going up (Sant Joan). This was another beautiful ride. Finally, we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We bought at the tourist office in the center of a special ticket. Convenient and economical. In Montserrat very beautiful combination of nature and monastic buildings. It is worth to spend a day.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

You can see the heritage and the religion of he people here. This was part of out tour group and it was worth i. The restaurant near the bus parking lot has restrooms and wifi. enjoy!

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Beautiful place. I recommend buy cheese here. Very tasty. And pay attention to the wine. Also tasty.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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

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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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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