Adventures Ashore: Barcelona, Spain

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From Las Ramblas and its great markets to the Sagrada Familia, Gaudi’s masterpiece, to Montserrat and its monastery, we cover all of Barcelona by bike, boat, bus and on foot.

What’s Montserrat? About 45 minutes to an hour from the port of Barcelona, Montserrat is a national park and a pilgrimage site in a spectacular setting. The name derives from the serrated look of the mountains. You can visit the basilica at Montserrat or simply come here for the stunning views over the valley. Learn more about shore excursions from Barcelona.


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