From the abbey, the funicular railway goes up to the top of the mountain which consisted of little caves, once the abodes of reclusive monks. It was a sight to behold at the top but it left me breathless not from the magnificent view but from hiking up the long and winding road . I wasn't really prepared physically in terms of warm clothing or in terms of fitness. Nevertheless, I just managed to with great effort.
|Taking a cable car up to Montserrat|
|Strange potato shape mountains of Montserrat|
|Home of the Benedictine abbey, Santa Maria de Montserrat|
|The Black Virgin Mary is located where the 2 ladies in red are seen.|
|The Black Virgin Mary and Baby Jesus of Montserrat|
|The entrance to the abbey|