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12 Jaw Dropping Pictures of Monserrat’s Monastery in Spain.

Beautiful isn’t? Monserrat’s Monastery is located within a short 1-hr drive from Plaza Catalunya in Barcelona. At the top of the mountain, lies its beautiful monastery. The architectural design details and Montserrat’s stunning backdrop gives this place a unique touch.


  • Climb to the top of Monserrat’s monument. Even though it is closed with a sign that says “do not enter” and “please do not climb the monument” try to make the impossible to be able to do so. Since I was wearing a cast at the time, I didn’t even try to climb it. But the view from the top must be wonderful! Plus, it makes an awesome picture.


  • Looking for a good place to set your tripod around here? Try the trashcans. Its design makes it easier to lay your camera, set its timer and take pictures with the mountain. There are at least 6 trash cans that are great for this!
  • Try not to spend too much time in the church, plan to spend more time around the area. Such as; visit the museum, try the local beer, buy some goodies from the farmers’ market stand, ride the cable car, hike the mountain etc.
  • Enjoy the children’s choir practice. If you are lucky and visit the day the children are at choirs practice, buy a ticket. It’s like angels singing from heaven, you won’t regret it!
  • Don’t forget your sunscreen! (Very important)
  • Bring comfortable shoe wear. Almost all the streets in Monserrat have hills that are challenging to climb without the appropriate shoe wear.


  • Book the morning tour (9:00 AM) instead of the afternoon tour (2:00 PM). At morning, the weather is much nicer, it’s sunny and breezy. At 2:00 PM, the monastery gets more crowded, the breeze is completely gone and the sun is shinning so bright that you can feel the sun burning you as you walk.








Until next trip,


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Mariella Molestina Noboa

The art of saying "Yes!" can take you far away. Many people pass on opportunities for many reasons, one of them being fear. Through my life I've encounter many people that forget to live the present for something that might not even happen in the future. If you are constantly waiting for the right time to finally do something, like fulfill your life dream, you are going to spend most of your life waiting.

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  1. Great pictures and post. I was in Barcelona earlier in the year – wish I’d visited this Monastery when I was there. I live in Scotland and we get some great flight deals for Spain from Glasgow. I’ll probably be back in Barcelona at some point in 2018. I’ll keep this post in mind for when I get there. Thanks for sharing!

    • Mariella says

      Hi Raymond 🙂 Make sure to add this to your future travel plans. It’s really worth the visit ! – Mariella

  2. I had never heard of Monserrat’s Monastery until I read your post…and guess what…I am off to Spain for a month in August. I liked your advice to do the morning tour..the cooler weather always makes a trip so much more fun. This place looks similar to the Greek monasteries in Meteora. I love history and architecture…this seems like the place for me!

  3. Wow what a beautiful place! I have seen so many people on Instagram on that monument I didn’t think it was illegal! Love your tip about putting your camera on the trash cans 👌🏻

    • Mariella says

      haha yes! They built a fence around the monument so tourist won’t climb it anymore. The fence was recently constructed (ugh). If only I would’ve gone prior to its contractions :/

  4. cool, shots and it seems like those views were totally worth the climb. i’m amazed you did in a cast too. great tips. I love the classical architecture in the town.

  5. never been there although I’ve been several times to barcelona. The view seems so beautiful!! And above all the sky is so blue!!!

    • Mariella says

      Hi Umberta – Next time you’re in Barcelona, make sure to go to Montserrat 🙂 It’s very beautiful and not far from the city.

  6. Wow, looks like you went on a great sunny day and made the best of the weather! I probably wouldn’t attempt going to the top if the signs say so, but yes it must be beautiful. Looks like there weren’t many tourists either, which is nice.

    • Mariella says

      Hi Zainab – haha yes, I really wanted the picture at the top of the monument though but with my cast and broken leg seemed like a bad (very bad) idea haha

  7. Very nice pictures and description of Monastery. I had been to Barcelona but was not knowing about this. Those views are amazing. All the tips regarding timings and what to do their are helpful.

  8. We have been to Montserrat last summer and we must agree there are some incredibly breathtaking views from up there. The abbey has a remarkable interior and an imposing facade. Did you do the hiking trails to the Santa Cova or the Sant Joan?

    • Mariella says

      Hi Rashmi and Chalukya – Sadly, I didn’t get to hike due to my broken foot. :/ I know It won’t be my last time visiting Barcelona, so next time i’ll go on more adventures in this area. Also, I didn’t get to see the children’s choir sing. Oh well, next time it is! – Mariella

  9. Amazing pictures and such a beautiful place. Would love to visit this place some day. Love those stairs. Some great tips by the way.

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