The Cable Cars of Montserrat, Spain

Alexa Pazienza is a student at the Lindenwood University and an ISA Featured Photo Blogger. She is currently studying abroad with ISA in Barcelona, Spain.

Barcelona is a wonderful city that has a lot to offer. But sometimes, you find yourself needing a break from the hustle and bustle of the inner city. If that’s the case, take the R5 train from Place Espanya, and in an hour you will find yourself at the foot of the Montserrat mountain peak. To get to the top of the mountain you can go by train or by cable car. If you are not scared of heights, I would recommend the cable car. The trip takes about 5 minutes to go from the ground up 1,350 meters to the Montserrat Monastery. Once you arrive at the top, be sure to take in the views of the gorgeous peaks. 

The view from outside the bottom cable car station as a cable car ascends.

My favorite part of the day was the cable car ride. It had beautiful views the whole time, and it was fun to watch the car get farther and farther away from the station. The cable cars are painted a bright and sunny yellow, and they have windows on all sides so that you won’t miss the view in any direction. 

The first glimpse of a peak and a look at the road below.
The edge of the peak coming into view.
The full peak off to the left on the way to the top.
The view of the ascend from within the car.
The cable car station at the top with an empty cable car preparing to return to the ground.
Flowers on the edge of the peak looking towards the peak across the valley.

All of my photos were taken on a GoPro HERO6. Some photos were taken with a fish eye lens to help widen the frame and add some uniqueness.  


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