Trip to Montserrat and Sitges from Barcelona

May 19, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

Visit two outstanding attractions on a full-day trip from Barcelona. You’ll ride the rack railway to the top of Montserrat, pay a visit to Montserrat Monastery and relax by the beach at colorful Sitges. Best of all, this is a partially guided tour and you will have plenty of time to spend at your leisure at each attraction.

Montserrat monastery

Montserrat monastery

First stop is to the Benedictine Monastery of Montserrat, founded in the 11th century. The Montserrat mountains provide a mystical backdrop for the Virgin of Montserrat, the patron saint of Catalonia, who is worshiped at the shrine in the monastery’s Royal Basilica.

While at Montserrat, you’ll ride to the top of the mountain on the rack railway for panoramic views, and enjoy the monastery’s audiovisual presentation, Montserrat portes endins (history of Montserrat).

Next you’ll travel to cosmopolitan Sitges, which was a meeting place for Modernist writers, musicians, critics, sculptors and painters in the 1980s, and was called the Mecca of Modernism.

Sitges

Sitges

At Sitges you can relax on the beach, stroll along the promenade and spend some time shopping. Your ticket includes discounts at numerous shops, restaurants and places of interest in Sitges. (photo: Greg Gladman)

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2 Responses to “Trip to Montserrat and Sitges from Barcelona”
  1. Robbie says:

    This is a great combination and can be done in one day, coming from the mountains (montserrat) the coast takes a very special charm when arriving.

    If you can leave sitges for the afternoon you will get wonderful views (and pictures) from the hill and the opportunity to have dinner in the village.

  2. The Mediterranean coast is one of the most beautiful places in Europe. If you have the opportunity to walk along the beaches and Taste the delicious Mediterranean food do not have doubts. Let us take you by the Mediterranean evening and good wine.