The bowels of Montserrat
Your trip begins in a magical place. If the mountain of Montserrat is spectacular on the outside, it is no less beautiful inside. Its rocks conceal a unique underground world, and the best place to observe and enjoy it is in the Coves de Salnitre de Collbató. Maybe it is fruit of human imagination, but on this route of half a kilometre through the bowels of the sacred mountain you feel like you’re looking at the architecture of Gaudí, organ pipes, and even a sculpture of La Moreneta (the Black Madonna), leaving you awestruck. Did Gaudí really come here, and was his work actually inspired by what he saw? We still don’t know, but one thing for sure is that other well-known local artists such as Santiago Rusiñol and Ramon Casas and the poet Jacint Verdaguer did come here. But that was a long time ago, and now it's your turn to admire the evocative interior scenery that stone and water have patiently sculpted over thousands of years.