European Adventures: Montserrat

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My favorite shot in Montserrat!

Our Spanish tour continues with our next stop – Montserrat. One hour by train from the city of Barcelona, Montserrat (often used interchangeably to mean the monastery and mountain) is a very popular day-trip for tourists. The mountain is famous for its distinctive rock formations. Halfway up the mountain lies the Benedictine Monestir de Montserrat, home to the Black Virgin, one of Spain’s most revered icons.

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Cable car ride
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After the cable car ride

 

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We’re so happy here! Welcome to Montserrat!

After the train ride, we rode on a cable car to get to the Benedictine monastery. But before that, we stopped to take some (or maybe many) pictures. The views were amazing, and I was so happy that we included this in our itinerary.

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Behind the scenes
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This was the actual shot, lol
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With Era, our host for our Barcelona trip

After taking photos, we decided to go inside the monastery and pay a visit to Our Lady of Montserrat. The line to get inside was long, but I didn’t mind the waiting time as I just took everything in – snapping more shots and admiring all the beautiful details.

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Our Lady of Montserrat

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After visiting the monastery and seeing the statue of Our Lady of Montserrat, we went back outside, walked around, visited the souvenir shop, and just admired the beauty of the rock formations. More photos, of course!

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And here’s our attempt at a jump shot:

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The rock formations in these photos look amazing, and they’re even more breathtaking in person. Definitely one of the highlights of our Europe adventures! This trip to Montserrat definitely set my standards high for the next sights we were about to see. Next post will be about the places to see in Barcelona!

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