Montserrat City or Montserrat Monastery? How to get right choise? The first is a municipality in the Valencian Community, the second belongs to Catalonia, 60 km from Barcelona. Come this way! The most comfortable way to get from Barsa is to use FGC transport. Website - www.fgc.cat. Enter the departure and arrival station window: Magoria-La Campana - Monistrol de Montserrat (cable car).
Tickets for the "trolley" that will take you to the walls of the convent can be bought here: www.cremallerademontserrat.cat.
Pay attention to the notifications in the "cap" of the web page about the current status of the funicular. Sometimes the equipment fails, but there is nothing to be afraid of).
* Lifehacks: Combo tickets: "train + lift" will cost cheaper.
Cremallera de Montserrat
Railway station. Coordinates for motorists: 41°36'56.3 "N 1°50'37.4 "E
Monistrol Vila Car Parking is a free multi-level parking lot in the immediate vicinity.
Upside up, that's given or take half an hour. The scenery is a masterpiece!
The footage is from the Go Pro Hero 4 Silver.
The legend about black statue of Madonna started in 880 y., but I don't want to retell Spanish-language resources with a story about three boys who captured unexplained celestial phenomena in the 9th century ... It's not accurate, as they say. The fact is, it's not. A Benedictine monastery was erected on the site where the main relic, the statue of the Black Madonna, was discovered. But the very discovery of the statue of the Mother of God raises questions and interest. You'll agree, it's very strange to come across such an artifact in one of the underground grottos. What preceded it? Why here? On the other hand, one shouldn't rule out the possibility of ritual rites right in the caves. Aficionados of conspiracy theories draw parallels with the 713 seizure of the Catalan lands by the Moors. Natives of Africa preferred to settle in the rocks, and one of the symbols of worship was Malikat Saba, Sheba, Balkis, Queen of the Sava.
Naturalists and practitioners are convinced that black color is a peculiarity of the product aging combined with exposure to smoke from candles and fires.
*The work is made of varnished oak..
One way or another, La Moreneta - the "swarthy girl" remains the patroness of autonomy. At least you can't argue with that...
Disease knows no age. Letters and photos from parents whose children have recovered...
Thank you room
Gratitude to the Virgin Mary
Layouts of internal organs symbolize the healing of the disease - a comment from the hall staff.
To strengthen the impression of the stay will help hiking routes in Montserrat. To enjoy the views of the monastery in the bizarre rocks, valleys Llobregat from a bird's-eye view is unforgettable! Don't ignore it! Take advantage of a pleasant bonus from Mother Nature.
The trail to the Cross of St. Michael (Creu de Sant Miquel) runs from Plaza Abat Oliba to the Church of St. Miguel of the same name. In the Middle Ages, the path was important and connected the Kolbato foothill estate with the Abbey of Monserrat. The walk is suitable for tourists with any level of physical preparedness. It's about 800 meters of fully organized route with equipped stops. Take care of water reserves, snacks, SPF protection, and comfortable shoes. Sneakers with a tread will keep you from slipping on the way down. Covering - slabs.
Instead of a thousand words...