6. Find Peace at the Montserrat Monastery in Barcelona
This iconic monastery was founded at the beginning of the 11th century by the Abbot of Ripoll and Bishop of Vic. They got it built inside of the multi-peak mountains just about 60 minutes by train from what is now the city of Barcelona.
The place offers gorgeous views and graceful rocky scenery with options of day hikes for people with restless feet.
Montserrat is an iconic Catalonian mountain and if you feel like skipping seeing the thousand years old monastery, which would be a shame, there are lots of other activities to do around Montserrat.
For example, you can take a funicular to St Jerome – the highest peak of the mountain filled with tiny chapels (called ermitas), which were previously the homes of solitary monks.
But of course, it’s something different to try it directly in Valencia.
The most typical Paella is actually with rabbit meat. There are also vegetarian options, a fish paella, black rice paella, and only meat paella without the rabbit. There is also a mixed paella of fish and meat.
You see, there is paella for everyone.
Except maybe Vegans…
I have never come across a vegan paella. If you have any tip here, I appreciate it. Just drop me a comment below this article.
Besides food, Valencia has a stunning architecture and monuments to visit in the historic center.
Bocairent is located on a hill and it’s quite challenging to walk around since it always goes up or down. From the outside and inside, it is beautiful!
The highlight of sightseeing in Bocairent are two things:
the bullfighting stadium
The caves are actual caves that are more than a thousand years old. From the outside, you see only carved windows. You can enter (buy a ticket there). It is quite challenging to climb through the caves, you have to athletic and quite thin.
But no worries if you cannot do it. You can enter the entrance at least and the last part to get a feeling. It is worth it, really!