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Montserrat: Guided Tour vs Independent Travel

January 30, 2019

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.

View of Montserrat Abbey and Mountain Rock Formations
View of Montserrat Abbey and Mountain Rock Formations

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

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