Sightseeing in Barcelona - Montserrat

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by Desseree on January 20, 2005

Day three: Take an early train to Placa d’Espanya. The train leaves the station once every hour and takes about 1 hour to get there. I suggest you sit on the left-hand side of the train to give you a brilliant view as you approach the mountain. With the tourist bus voucher book, it costs about €31.1. This included the train there and back; the cable car up and back from the station or the mini-train, your choice; two other cable cars from Montserrat, one to the very top of the hill 960m above sea level and one downwards to a smaller chapel, plus entry to the museum and lunch. It turned out to be great value. Lunch includes a soup or salad, main dish, soft drink or water, and dessert. I chose the dried fruit with sangria. It was a delight, and I was able to take the bottle home with me.

I loved Barcelona… the architecture, views, and food. It is not a particularly English-friendly region, but you can get by. It seems that most people in Barcelona are tourists, and mostly Spanish speaking ones. Don’t be afraid to walk in any direction and discover the unexpected.


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