Known locally as the ‘serrated mountain’, this day trip to Montserrat showcases the scenic mountain views north of Barcelona as you make your way to the spiritual Benedictine Monk retreat full of discovery and delight.
Contrasted to the lively sights and sounds of the city centre, the Benedictine Monk retreat of Montserrat will leave you feeling peace and tranquility.
Enjoy a stroll around this spiritual haven whilst soaking up the picture-perfect mountain views of Catalunya as far as the eye can see.
You can take the funicular Sant Joan, elevating you to 1,000m above sea level and showcasing the breathtaking views of the Pyrenees mountains.
Alternatively, make the most of the beautiful scenery surrounding the city by walking along one of the numerous hiking paths showcasing the beauty of nature.
The Monastery was officially founded in 1025 by the Abbot of Ripoli and Bishop of Vic and today, remains in excellent condition being home to around 100 monks who follow the Order of St. Benedict.
The chapels and beautiful Basilica make Montserrat a fascinating place to visit.
Feel the excitement building as the coach takes you up and away from the city to greater heights. A cultural and historical journey of discovery, you will learn about the holy grotto, where visitations of the Virgin Mary have been reported.
Before you leave Montserrat, be sure to hear one of the beautiful recitals performed by the world-renowned Montserrat Boys Choir, originally founded in 1223.
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