Q: I am planning to propose to my girlfriend when I visit Barcelona. Do you have any suggestions where might be a good place to pop the question?
A: First, there are some places in Barcelona where you can propose to your girlfriend. See our page Proposal Spots in Barcelona. On this page you will see 5 atmospheric locations that would be good for proposals spots in Barcelona.
|Montserrat Monastery near Barcelona|
Another very picturesque and atmospheric location is Montserrat Monastery which is a short train ride from Barcelona. The Monastery sits on top of a mountain with breathtaking views of Catalunian countryside. You can take a tour inside the basilica and the museum. You can also walk around the Monastery and admire the natural landscapes that surround the place.
If you are looking for a more private setting to pop the question, you can simply take the walking routes around the Monastery. Once you reach the Monastery there are a number of short walks around the mountains that are very beautiful and peaceful. We have written about a few of these walks here: Walks around Montserrat mountain
|One of the walking routes in Montserrat Mountain|
Montserrat is located about one hour from Barcelona by train. See our page Barcelona To Montserrat by Train. This page will give you instructions on how to travel from Barcelona to Montserrat by train, ticket prices and train schedules.
If you and your girlfriend are adventurous you could combine a visit to Montserrat with a Balloon flight. You can both go on an organized tour in a small group of 8 people. This is a full-day organized tour with hot-air balloon flight close to the Monastery and over the surrounding area of Montserrat.
You can read details of the Balloon flight in Montserrat below. The advantages of going on this tour is that the transport from Barcelona and the balloon flight itself are all organized for you which lifts the burden of you having to work this out for yourself in a foreign country.
You will be picked up early in the morning by a minivan at your accommodation in Barcelona. You will then be taken to the hot-air balloon flying zone in the area of Pla del Bages near Montserrat where you can watch the preparation of the hot-air balloon. After that you will fly in the ballon for about an hour around Montserrat mountain and its surroundings. After the flight you will be taken back to the flying zone for a glass of cava wine and snacks. Next you will be taken on a guided tour to visit the Montserrat Basilica, see the Black Madonna and discover the history of Montserrat Monastery. After that, you are given free time to explore the Monastery on your own. Then, at the end of the visit to Montserrat, you will be driven back to Barcelona by minivan.
For the Montserrat Hot-Air Balloon Experience you get the following:
1) Round trip transportation from Barcelona to Montserrat Monastery
2) 1 hour hot air balloon ride around Montserrat Mountain
3) A glass of cava wine and snacks
4) Guided tour of Montserrat, the museum and basilica
5) 1 hour free time
Additionally, after your successful proposal, you may be interested in a stag or hen weekend in Barcelona. For more information see our pages below: