Getting there & away
The FGC R5 train runs from Barcelona’s Plaça Espanya to the Aeri de Montserrat (one hour, 19 daily), from where you can catch a cable car up the mountain. Or, stop at Monistrol-Vila, where you can hop on a rack railway to head up (15 minutes, every 20 minutes). The combined return ticket costs €12.60. Find out more at www.cremallerademontserrat.com.