That’s right; Saturday’s trip was Montserrat. Most people probably know the abbey for Our Lady of Montserrat, a statue of the Black Madonna found there in the 9th century. We did go in the monastery, and it was cool to see the statue, but my favorite part of the trip was the 10k of hiking through the mountains. We went up to Sant Jeroni, which may or may not be the highest point in Catalunya…I don’t know how high the Pyrenees are. Anyway, elevation is 4055 feet, so it was pretty high up. Going up there were a lot of stairs, which I didn’t like, but it was really worth it for the view!
After that, Sunday was a day of rest until late evening when we drove around Barcelona a bit and saw the fuentes at Plaça España. Once arriving back at the flat, we celebrated a birthday with desert flan being brought out at 11:59 pm and the meal finishing around 1 am. It was still a lot of fun. Yesterday, again, I attended class at the university for the morning and came home for the afternoon where (sob) I started packing. Last night, Montse and I took a quick trip to Sitges, a cool little beach town that we turned into a photo-op. Believe me, I’m posting very few of the pictures taken there. Today, I plan to go back to Barcelona for the last time (on this trip anyway).
I’ll be sad when I have to leave here because I’ve enjoyed it so much. I hope one day to come back to Spain, especially Catalunya. I’ll still have a post on Saturday to sum up the trip, but after that the blog will return to just posting on Tuesdays. Until then.