Visiting Montserrat was one of the highlights of my trip to Barcelona Spain. Although the skies were gray that day unlike most of the days I was in Barcelona, it was so nice to take a ride out of the city into the mountains and fresh air. It was very interesting learning about the monastery, its history and the Black Madonna. I asked a stranger to take the above photo of me above standing next to the Black Madonna which you can't see. I never look at my camera after asking someone I don't know to take a picture. I don't want to bother them for a second one.
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Here is a photo of the Black Madonna which only stands 38 inches tall.
The cathedral was very beautiful and so well maintained. It was so nice to visit this touristic area on a day when so few people were there. That was a definite advantage to visiting Barcelona in January versus the more popular times in the spring and summer. It got a little cool at times and there wasn't as much daylight, but it definitely was not as crowded and easier to take photos. I did get lucky as it did not rain any of the 10 days I was there. I think this was the only day where the skies were not bright blue.
I enjoyed this trip as it was nice to leave the city and see the beautiful landscape of mountains in nature. The fresh air was definitely welcome as I am allergic to dust and being in the city can be difficult for me. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone visiting the Barcelona area!
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