Sunday, 13 March 2016
We took a local train an hour out of Barcelona to Montserrat. I stole the first picture from wiki but the rest are from our Iphone, which is now the only device we have that can talk to my laptop.
Montserrat means "mount saw" because the multiple peaks appear saw toothed from one angle.
The gondola holds 35 and rises about 1500 feet. The trip takes 5 minutes.
The monastery atop the mountain has hiking trails, a lovely church and a hotel.
We ate in the cafeteria and hiked further up the mountain.
A look back at the buildings from the trail.
Riley amused us with back flips and other gymnastic tricks while we waited for the return train. The trip involved mastering the subway system and the local train depot.
A church organ in the monastery..
We hiked up to this cross on a promontory then returned to the gondola, waited for the local train and transferred to the L3 subway line..
Tonight for dinner we will eat again at the Momo. They offer a menu of the "dia" which includes 5 tapas, a main course (we like the chicken paella) and a desert.