Yesterday you must have been wowed by the outdoor landscape, and today you'll be pleasantly surprised by an indoor one, and without leaving the world nature. The Saltpetre Caves (Coves de Salnitre) in Collbató are one of those places that could be defined as magical. Perhaps it's a product of our imagination, but amazingly, during this 500m journey through the insides of the sacred mountain, elements of Antoni Gaudí's architecture, tubes, organs, and even a sculpture of La Moreneta (the Black Madonna) will leave you awestruck. Did Gaudí really come here, and was his work actually inspired by what he saw? It's still unknown, but one thing for sure is that other well-known local artists such as Santiago Rusiñol, Ramon Casas and Jacint Verdaguer were. 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.
And since you're in the area, in the afternoon why not visit Collbató? You can of course go for a wander on your own, but you can also choose a guided tour through the medieval town centre, which lies at the foothills of Montserrat, offering spectacular views of the mountain from any of its streets. Another fun option is to go and visit the Blancafort Organs Workshop. The company is located in an old theatre and dance hall, and during your visit you'll learn about the secrets of this fascinating musical instrument. Or you can choose different routes just outside of the town centre, and walk among the olive groves and check out the ancient dry stone huts. To do any of these activities accompanied by an expert, book in advance by calling 93 777 90 76.