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How about a break from the hectic city life? Montserrat is definitely a must-visit place, it is a 1200 meters high mountain located only 50 km away from the city of Barcelona. Montserrat offers some of the most spectacular mountain views of Catalunya.
There is a possibility to take a cable car to the highest point, where it is possible to see almost all of Catalonia and as in addition to this you might also spot the island of Majorca, this of course requires a clear day! It is highly recommended to hike around the peaks and enjoy the amazing natural wonders of Montserrat.
In addition to the breathtaking views and gorgeous hiking paths, Montserrat is a sacred place as the Monastery and the black virgin statue of Montserrat are located there. The monastery is incredibly beautiful and totally worth a visit! Futhermore, there is an interesting museum, which is in fact considered to be one of the national referent and most visited museums in Catalonia.
It is quite easy to get to Montserrat, you just have to find your way to the Espanya railway station and from there look for the line R5 towards Manresa. You can find the train schedule and more information here.
Spend a perfect day by discovering one of the most beautiful places in Catalonia. Bring your own lunch and have a wonderful picnic on the peaks of Montserrat with an amazing landscape!