Montserrat is an unusual rocky mountain located in Catalonia, only 60 km north west from the city of Barcelona. On top of the mountain lies Santa Maria de Montserrat, the most famous religious sanctuary in the region and the second most important pilgrimage site in Spain. Rising at an altitude of 1, 236 m above the surrounding plain, Montserrat is not only the highest point of Catalonia, but also a popular day trip from Barcelona.
Montserrat can be easily accessed from Barcelona by car, cable car, or train. Whether you opt to travel by train or take the cable car, Barcelona’s Placa d’Espanya train station will serve as the starting point for your journey. We chose to go Llobató village and from there climp to Montserrat.