After Chelsea and I spent a few days in Zaragoza, we made it to Barcelona, Spain. With a few days in Barcelona, we decided to get up early and take a train to the mountain of Montserrat. As we walked out of the train station, the mountain towered over us and a line of people stand and wait to take the cable car up to the monastery of Santa Maria de Montserrat. After eating our way through Zaragoza, Chelsea and I were up for the challenge to avoid the cable car line and hike up to the monastery. A guide pointed us down the road to a small trailhead to start our climb and off we went. The hike took us a little over 2 hours to complete and was well worth the effort. The view from the top was stunning and the monastery village protruded out of the mountain cliffs. After spending a few hours checking out the monastery and eating a hearty lunch of granola, sandwiches, and ice cream we made our way back down to the train station to catch a late train back to Barcelona.