Hike Montserrat, Barcelona’s green heart
Approximately one hour northwest of Barcelona is the Montserrat mountain range, the perfect getaway for a good hike and to reconnect with nature. These meandering mountains offer many different trails to explore – either on your own or via a guided hiking tour that covers all of the main views. You can visit the 11th-century Santa Maria de Monserrat, a Benedictine abbey perched on top of the mountain, and see its iconic dark-skinned Virgin Mary, La Moreneta. Arriving by public transport is easy – take the Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya (FGC) train R5 line from Plaça Espanya.