What It Is:
A beautiful monastery on a hilltop just outside Barcelona.
Where It’s Located:
Montserrat | Google Map
Why We Love It:
One of the best day trips out of Barcelona, Montserrat has a rich history, gorgeous views, and a brilliantly restored monastery.
- Go early. Montserrat is one of the area’s most visited sites, and by mid-morning, you’ll be surrounded by pilgrims and sight-seers alike.
- Montserrat hosts one of the most celebrated boys’ choirs on the Iberian Peninsula – they give a 10 minute concert most days. Keep an eye on the website to confirm performance times.
- If you’re a hiking enthusiast, there are plenty of established trails that take you further up the hill for some gorgeous views. On a clear day, you’ll see Barcelona and the Mediterranean.
For More Barcelona Travel Recommendations…
Check out our Gimme Some Barcelona Travel Guide, which includes a constantly-updated list of our best recommendations on where to stay, what to do, and where to eat in Barcelona. Plus, we’ve also shared a bunch of our best Barcelona-specific travel tips, so that you can navigate the city like a local.
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