Monserrat



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A short train ride away from Barcelona's center, Monserrat gives you the opportunity to experience an historic monastery, funicular and cable car rides, and a bit of hiking.

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Day 1 - Barcelona


There are a few options to get up to Monserrat. Ask the Tourist information center in the Placa Catalunya of Barcelona about their organized day trips which run about €40 for the transportation and a guided tour. You can also go on your own. In that case, before you leave, go to La Boquería market on the Ramblas to pick up the makings for a picnic. (While they're not terrible, the food options in Monsterrat aren't anything to write home about.) To travel independently, go to the Metro Placa de Espanya where you'll find a ticket booth to purchase train, funicular, and cable car tickets. After taking all sorts of transportation, you'll reach the mountain that's home to a basilica, monastery, and a dark image of the Virgin. Explore the religious pilgrimage site. Ask someone working there for information on the hiking routes, and find yourself a picnic spot on the dry rocky trails.


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Las Ramblas

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La Rambla
08002 Barcelona, Spain

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tel: +34 93 368 9700(Tourist Information)


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Plaça Catalunya

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passeig de Gràcia
(Ronda de Sant Pere)
08002 Barcelona, Spain

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tel: +34 93 368 9700(Tourist Information)


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Plaça Espanya

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carrer Pla de Matabous
08034 Barcelona, Spain

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tel: +34 93 368 9700(Tourist Information)


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