Spend the Morning in Montserrat
Originally founded by an order of Benedictine monks, this mountain retreat may be the highlight of your Barcelona trip. Take the first train of the day to arrive by sunrise for a breathtaking view. Be sure to hike around and explore some of the most unusual rock formations in Spain. The funicular will take you to the top of the mountain and the monastery.
If you time your visit well, you can stay and listen to the Montserrat Spain Choir Boy performances in the basilica.