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Why locals love it

It sounds like something out of a Tolkien book, but Montserrat does really translate to "saw mountain", so named for the distinctive rock formations. It's a great place for a hike and offers stunning views on both sides. The Monastery is a popular destination, but there's also a number of foot paths in the national park.

Why you should visit it

Montserrat makes for a great day trip from Barcelona. Catch the local train from Plaza Espanya, which takes you to two points, where you can access the mountain - the options are the rack railway or cable car.

Special tip

Pack a lunch and enjoy the view from the top.

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It's a spot full of history, it relation with Freemasonry, Hitler, Franco and spiritual retirement. The Monastery has been a symbol of Catalan culture too
June 24, 2020
Spain is such a beautiful country. When I studied abroad in Barcelona, I couldn't believe all of the beauty that is city life as well as destinations outside of the city. It definitely made my experience below worth every penny.
August 30, 2019

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