For our big trip outside of Barcelona we visited beautiful Montserrat. Instead of buying all the travel portions of the trip separately, we got the Trans Montserrat pass for around 21€ which included round trip transportation on subway, train, rack railway and two funiculars. It took about 95 minutes one way and the views from the abbey were spectacular.
We grabbed a ciabatta loaf and an orange Fanta and headed up the Sant Joan funicular to eat lunch on one of the highest points around. We got there pretty early, so the tour buses full of people we still another hour or two away. :)
Here’s the view we had from our lunch spot.
From here, we hiked over to an overlook point to see the abbey from above. This view made us appreciate the steep funicular ride even more!