Day Trip to Montserrat
Just outside of the lively energy of Barcelona lie the mountains of Montserrat. Which is enough of a view. But then! A little more than half way up the mountain is home to the beautiful Benedictine Abbey, Santa Maria del Montserrat. It's quite unexpected and makes for one amazing day trip, that's for sure. The grounds surrounding the abbey wrap around the cliffs with a million gorgeous view points up and down and left and right. If you weren't interested in the view, there was enough to fill a day around the grounds. They were prepared for visitors. Two restaurants, two multi-level, full-blown cafeterias, a bar, a supermarket and then the cute little market with local cheeses and honeys. No one was going hungry on that mountain.