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11 things to do and see in Montserrat and Manresa area.

Montserrat is probably the number one tourist trip for Barcelona visitors. It is the religious centre of Catalunya with a monastery, basilica, Museums, restaurants and a hotel. It is a mountain top religious centre and world famous pilgrimage destination.

Montserrat is also a mountain range and natural park with very unique geology and ideal for hiking and climbing with its flora, fauna and abandoned hermitages.

Getting to Montserrat monastery is very easy. It is about 1 hour by train from Barcelona with the option of completing the last leg from Monistrol up to the monastery via a cremallera racked railway or a cable car.

I have detailed the main attractions at Montserrat monastery as well as the Aieri cable car and Cremallera and funiculars. Additionally it is possible to walk up to Montserrat Monastery from either Colbato town or Monistrol Town. From the Monastery there are also well established trails to Sant Jeroni summit and around the many hermitages such as Santa Anna, Sant Onofre, Sant Miguel and Santa Cova.

I have also grouped in a few activities in nearby towns that might be of interest.

Happy Exploring!

Abandoned Hotel Colonia Puig To Montserrat Monastery

Abandoned Hotel Colonia Puig To Montserrat Monastery

Hotel built by Catalan industrialist in 1910. It was used as a field hospital during the civil war and since 1990 has been left abandoned.

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Updated: Oct 5, 2021

Easy Montserrat Walking Route

Easy Montserrat Walking Route

7km EASY circular route from Montserrat Monastery that passes via several abandoned hermitages and viewpoints in the Montserrat Mountain range.

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Updated: Oct 5, 2021

Montsearrat Easy Santa Cova walk

Montsearrat Easy Santa Cova walk

An EASY 1.4 Km route from Montserrat Monatery via Cami de la Santa Cova to Santa Cova chapel via monuments and sculptures with a distinctly religious theme.

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Updated: Oct 5, 2021

Sant Jeroni from Colbato Via Bus

Sant Jeroni from Colbato Via Bus

17 km MEDIUM route to Sant Jeroni, sumit of the Montserrat mountain range from Colbato via vineyards, rural restaurant & several abandoned hermitages.

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Updated: Oct 5, 2021

La Puda Abandoned Thermal Baths

La Puda Abandoned Thermal Baths

Former luxury spa and bathhouse with sulphated water from nearby natural spring for its health properties. Known for its urban graffiti art. Private ruin.

Views: 471
Updated: Oct 5, 2021

Montserrat Aeri Cable Car Ride

Montserrat Aeri Cable Car Ride

Inaugurated in 1930, It is a short 5 minute scenic cable car ride from the FGC aeri de Montserrat train station to Monserrat Monastery.

Views: 385
Updated: Oct 5, 2021

Olesa de Montserrat Fiesta De Los Miquelets

Olesa de Montserrat Fiesta De Los Miquelets

Musket men encampment recreation during the Spanish war of succession (1705-1714) during the battle in Olesa de Montserrat. First weekend September.

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Updated: Oct 5, 2021

Sant Jeroni from Montserrat Monastery

Sant Jeroni from Montserrat Monastery

An EASY-MEDUIM circular route Montserrat Monastery to Sant jeroni Sumit viewpoint via Santa Anna, Sant Jerioni, Santa Magdalena, Sant Joan and Sant Miquel hermitages.

Views: 293
Updated: Oct 5, 2021

Cardona Salt Mine And Castle By Bus

Cardona Salt Mine And Castle By Bus

Former salt mine active till 1990. Now open for guided tours and mine museum. Medieval 9th Century castle and luxury hotel. Once used to store the salt.

Views: 279
Updated: Oct 5, 2021

Montserrat Cremallera and Funiculars

Montserrat Cremallera and Funiculars

A history, some technical details, photos and usefull links about the Cremallera rack railway and funicular cable railways at Montserrat Monastery.

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Updated: Oct 5, 2021

Montserrat Monastery

Montserrat Monastery

Private monastery complex with main church and museum open to the public. Famous for its statue of the Black Madonna, patron saint of Catalonia.

Views: 218
Updated: Oct 5, 2021

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