I recently visited Spain, and the highlight of my trip was the time I spent in Montserrat, a mountain situated near Barcelona. The winding roads up the mountain led us to the Benedictine abbey Santa Maria de Montserrat, where we spent some time in peace, soaking up the ambience from the sacred place and the powerful nature.
From distance, you can see the mountain as a row of impressive mountain peaks. It is even more impressive when you find yourself on the mountain, with the large peaks and stone massive surrounding you.
One of my highlights in Montserrat was the quiet moments I spent walking around late at night and early in the morning. Before our morning hike, the other highlight, I walked over to the entrance of Santa Maria de Montserrat. It was still dark and quiet, and no other people around. I stood there in total silence, listening to the distant chanting of the monks doing their early morning prayers.
There will be more stories from Monteserrat.
I visited Montserrat through the #BCNspirit campaign brought to you by Barcelona es molt mes. However, Taste of Slow maintains full editorial control of the content published on this site, and all opinions are my own.
I´m an Oslo based web publisher with passion for communication, travel and a green lifestyle. When I travel, I prefer to go slow, sustainable, and “live like a local”. Why slow? It is about challenging the cult of speed, and to enjoy the small things in life and to live in the present.