When I first visited Barcelona in 2009, I vaguely remember reading up about Montserrat(serrated mountain). It wasn't in my list of must-see's to be honest. I was intent on taking in the sights of Barcelona and if time permitted nearby seaside town of Girona was next in my list. Sadly, that did not materialize either.
In the time between the first visit and the planning of the second visit, I was bombarded with images of Montserrat from blogs that I read and follow and so this beautiful mountain spot 1.5 hours from Barcelona was in my list of must sees the second time around.
From Placa Catalunya station, we traveled by train about 1.5 hours to the foot of the mountain, where we stopped to take the railway up to the mountains. From the Monistrol stop one can choose to ascent via cable car or the funicular/railway. We chose the latter. As the railway rose up the mountains, we passed by spectacular scenery of villages in the valley floor and rocky serrated mountain.
Shooting from the train, scene from rural Spain.
The village below
Enjoying the sights.
Aside from Montserrat's religious significance, its natural beauty alone is reason to visit. Breathtaking beauty surrounds you as you look out to the mountain or to the valley below.
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