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Travels to Spain - Barcelona, Part IV

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An April 2003 trip to Barcelona by roza4

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Quote: Take a half a day out of your busy schedule and visit Montserrat for the unforgettable views of the city and mountains.

Travels to Spain - Barcelona, Part IV

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Overview

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Barcelona province and Pyrenees have a lot of churches and monasteries, each of which is worth visiting if you have time. There are places like Sant Climent de Taüll and Monestir de Santa Maria de Ripoll which are famous for their Romanesque frescoes, and then there is Monestir de Montserrat with 1,000 years of history and its beautiful basilica destroyed by Napoleon’s troops in the beginning of the 19th century and rebuilt in 1901, and of course, who can forget the Musee de Montserrat . . .Quick Tips: Even if you are afraid of heights, I would highly recommend that you visit Montserrat. The red mountains are really breathtaking. Buildings and cars look like toys when you are moving in a cabl...Read More

Montserrat

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Attraction | "Montserrat - Part III"

Montserrat Photo, Barcelona, Spain
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The FGC station is located in Plaça d’Espanya, here you buy a ticket and take line R5 in the direction of Manresa, your station is Montserrat-Aeri, here you will take the cable car (called Aeri in Catalan and Aereo in Spanish) which brings you to the mountain. The first train leaves Plaça d’Espanya at 8:36am, after that there is a train every hour. Before deciding what to visit first, stop by the information office. It is located above half way up the stairs leading to Plaça de la Creu, to the left of the cable car station and one of the cafeterias. They will give you a map of the sights and you can decide what to see and in which sequence. There is also an audiovisual exhibit nearby that shows...Read More

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Montserrat

Barcelona, Spain

Museu de Montserrat

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Attraction

Museu de Montserrat Photo, Barcelona, Spain
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Open: 10am–6pm weekdays, 9:30am–6pm Sat, Sun, and holidays. Phone: 93 877 77 77 On the corner of Plaça de la Creu before you reach the basilica, you can find an entrance to the museum. Several steps later you are immersed in the art of several centuries. This museum is a must! It boasts a large collection of Spanish masters, however you can find a little bit of everything here. There are paintings by Picasso, Metzinger, Juan Gris, Renoir, Pissarro, Degas, Monet, Sisley alongside Spanish impressionists: Isidre Nonell, Dario Regoyos, Joan Llimona, Roma Ribeira, Santiago Rusinol, Ramon Casas. Here if you haven’t been introduced to Spanish impressionism, you can take a good look at what was h...Read More

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Museu de Montserrat
Monasterio de Montserrat
Barcelona, Spain 08199
+34 938777701

Montserrat

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Attraction | "Montserrat - Part I"

Montserrat Photo, Barcelona, Spain
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Montserrat is a mountain of great beauty that for a long time has been a place of pilgrimage for many travelers. It is located not far from Barcelona (about 40 minutes by train) and if you have an extra day, spend it here, enjoying the fresh air and beauty of this nature’s wonder. There is also a monastery, beautiful basilica, art museum, hotel, cafes and shops on the top of the mountain. Phone: 93 877 77 01 Website: www.abadiamontserrat.net Open: 1) Basilica -– Oct-Jun 8am–6:30pm daily, Jul-Sep 7:30am–8:30pm daily 2) Museum -– Jan-Feb 10am–4:45pm, Mar-Dec 10am–6pm daily Tickets: Montserrat card costs 34 euros (10% discount with Bus Touristic discount book). Card includes tic...Read More

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Montserrat

Barcelona, Spain

Montserrat

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Attraction | "Montserrat - Part II"

Montserrat Photo, Barcelona, Spain
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Continued from Part I The entrance to the cathedral is through a large courtyard that looks like a baroque building with walls covered with painted columns. But all of this is just an imitation since you can clearly see "1901" as cathedral year of construction on its façade. The entrance door to the cathedral is to the right, and you walk through several chapels in various styles from Gothic to modern, with "silence" signs blinking and organ music covering the cathedral. The cathedral is very large and impressive with several Catalan kings graves in the front in the courtyard, and the walls of the courtyard are covered with beige-green paintings of saints. The ceiling and altar paintings are Art...Read More

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Montserrat

Barcelona, Spain