While in Barcelona, we took a day trip to Montserrat, a monastery in the mountains with history dating back to 888AD. Montserrat translates to ‘serrated mountain’, and is a fitting description. The rocks jut out from relatively flat ground to create a striking scene that has inspired people for hundreds of years. Getting to the top from Barcelona involved a train, a cable car, and a funicular, which I thought were the most exciting part of the day. We spent the afternoon walking the grounds and visiting the museum. One unexpected highlight – watching a helicopter carry heavy parts to work crews repairing one of the cable car lines.