Ready for a day trip to the wonderful Montserrat? Torn between a guided tour and independent travel? We’ll help you decide in no time and we’ll provide all the information you need to get there and enjoy a beautiful day in the mountains!
First of all, let’s get this out of the way: what is Montserrat?
Montserrat is a mountain range situated about 30 km away from Barcelona, which is the home of the Montserrat Monastery. The rock formations on these mountains have quite a distinct look, and the trip to the Monastery offers some amazing views.
The Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey is the home of the famous Virgin of Montserrat statue, depicting the patron saint of Catalunya. There is an interesting story behind the discovery of this statue and the construction of the monastery. You can read more about it here.
How to get there? Montserrat Guided tour vs Independent Travel
Travelling on a low budget? Don’t get discouraged! Barcelona has many beautiful attractions that you can visit free of charge. If money is holding you back from visiting this wonderful city, get ready for the trip. We have explored and come up with a list of 10 amazing spots to see and to get a taste of Barcelona, no ticket needed.
So get ready for your getaway and let’s see how you can best explore the city:
1. Boqueria Market
This market is located right in the heart of Barcelona and it boasts a colorful selection of (tropical) fruit all year round. It’s a top photography spot! Fresh fruit and juice in all the different colors, freshly-caught fish and oysters, chilly peppers and spices, as well as restaurants that offer a variety of dishes: from local tapas rich in fish and sea-fruit, to vegetarian and vegan dishes (falafel, burritos etc.).
This is also the perfect place to grab a bite to eat and a drink, if you are on a low budget. Here is a list of prices to give you an idea of how expensive food is:
Take a walk through the picturesque Gothic quarter, where you can find hidden gems on the narrow streets of Barcelona. This neighborhood is known for its creative, artsy shops and ateliers, and it’s the home of Barcelona Cathedral.
Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia is undoubtedly an astonishing work of art. There is so much beauty and meaning behind every element of this cathedral! But is it really worth visiting the inside of Sagrada Familia?
We are about to show you something you cannot miss!
Today we explored the cathedral and its wonderful journey towards completion.
So we’ll give you some insights on how to plan and prepare for your visit. And we’ll let the beauty of Gaudi’s design convince you that it’s so worth it!
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