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Montserrat Spain

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MONTSERRAT

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DSCN0398Montserrat Monastery Spain -------------------------------Montserrat is a mountain top monastery in Catalona Spain , about 30 miles from Barcelona . [img=https://photos.travellerspoint.com/935071/DSCN0391.JPG

DSCN0398Montserrat Monastery Spain -------------------------------Montserrat is a mountain top monastery in Catalona Spain , about 30 miles from Barcelona . [img=https://photos.travellerspoint.com/935071/DSCN0391.JPG

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It is on top of a unusual rock formation, it is known for the place of the Black Madonna. ----At 1236 m ( 4055 ft ) above the valley it is the highest part of the mountains.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------From Barcelona the monastery of Montserrat can be reached by tour bus, car, or public train. ----I went by train , this goes from Barcelona Espanya rail station. The line is R5 , this is difficult to find at Espanya, so look for L8 first. There is a Montserrat information desk, staff help to find the right ticket,has at the foot of the mountain there is a choice of funicular or cable car. I took the combined ticket of train and funicular. At the monastery level you can travel higher by funicular.---- There is a resturant and cafeteria at monastery level. The monastery is beautiful inside. The mountains around have strange formations. I enjoyed my visit. ((The train from Barcelona is hourly at 24 minuates past the hour. Please check times )) ------Montserrat means " serrated mountaian ", The basilica started in the 16th century , today there are 70 monks in residence.DSCN0395

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