What to visit, where to eat and where to shop while in Montserrat (Barcelona, Spain)
If you’ve been a reader of mine since the very beginning, you will know I’ve posted a similar post to this last year called “A Day in Montserrat“. In case you didn’t know, me and my family go to Montserrat (Barcelona, Spain) every year on Good Friday. I’m not going into details about how to get there, as I’ve already explained it on last year’s post.
This year, a part from doing a photo-diary, I’ve also decided to make a video for my YouTube channel, which you can watch at the end of this post. Anyway, let’s get right into the post.
The weather was SO nice. Blue skies, no clouds, the sun was shinning. It was pretty hot that day but I’d rather have such a nice weather than a windy, grey sky weather, to be honest. Otherwise I wouldn’t have been able to film this video, haha.
What to Visit
- The Basilica. A few things have changed since my last visit last year. When we got there, I was like “what’s with this long queue?”. It wasn’t until we were queuing for a while when I understood everything. They have a security guard on the entrance and every 10 or so minutes they open the doors and let around 30-40 people to enter. This made visiting the Basilica so much better and faster. It took us around 30 minutes to visit the Basilica, instead of an hour.
- St. Michael Cross. It takes about 30-40 minutes to get there from the Monastery. The views from the St. Michael Cross are really, really beautiful.
Where to Eat
- Mirador dels Apòstols Restaurant. They have a buffet where you pay about 16€ per adult person, 9€ per kid (under 5 year old kids don’t have to pay) and you can eat whatever you want. The good think is that drinks and desserts are included as well and they have a lot of options to choose from. I went for a salad and some paella. It was SO good, even though the paella didn’t have any seafood, which was a bit disappointing.
Where to Shop
- Local Markets. Probably one of my favourite spots to shop in Montserrat. They have a lot of fresh products. They had a good variety of honey and cheese. We bought some heather honey (my fave!), some mató (a fresh cheese of Catalonia made from cows’ or goats’ milk, with no salt added) and some cheese.
- Souvenirs shop. They had new things this year. After looking for a while through the entire shop, I decided to buy two tea-candle holders. A gold one and a marble one. (You may have seen them on my previous post). My mum bought some Virgin Olive and Salt chocolate, some chocolate with nuts and raisins and some dark chocolate.
I had an amazing time in Montserrat with my family this year and I’m really excited to share with you my first YouTube video. Let me know what are your thoughts on the video in the comments below or tweet me. Enjoy the video and feel free to subscribe to my YouTube channel here.
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