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Sant Joan Funicular Railway

Pl. Espanya station lobby | Operates in the area around Mare de Déu de Montserrat abbey. From the abbey esplanade, the Sant Joan railway connects with the highest part of the mountain, Montserrat, Spain
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Pl. Espanya station lobby | Operates in the area around Mare de Déu de Montserrat abbey. From the abbey esplanade, the Sant Joan railway connects with the highest part of the mountain, Montserrat, Spain
+34 902 31 20 20
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

fantastic views as you asend a near vertical cliff. fantastic views at the top..DON'T LET YOUR KIDS RUN OFF. NO RAILINGS..no amenities at the top.

Thank Bookerman213
Reviewed 3 days ago

Funicular de Sant Joan is a cable railway (single track with passing loop) powered by electricity connecting Santa Maria de Montserrat with sacred sites, walking trails, and viewpoints at the peak of Montserrat Mountain. It is the steepest funicular in Spain at 62.5 degrees. The...More

Thank burr6013
Reviewed 4 days ago

I wanted to take the funicular up but even with the pre paid ticket in advance the queue was long and slow. So I walked up and then had no queue to return. The views provided were simply spectacular but they should really have a...More

Thank mje0250400
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was one of our favorite parts of visiting Montserrat. The ride is quick, but the views were spectacular. We had no trouble with a line, because we went earlier in the day (around 11am). The view from the top is amazing too!

Thank 101LovetoTravel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It took half an hour to get on the funicular and 7 minutes ride to get there. Few walks are available to see the view from the top

Thank Amir S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I did not regret to have taken this ride during my stay at Montserrat...Quite safe....I did not feel dizzy...Although I can't walk much, arriving at top, I have been able to enjoy nice views around...

Thank Michele P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cost 12.50 euros return trip not quite sure if you didn't book return how you get down. You have to wait approx 15-20 mins to go up dependent on queue as they run every 6 mins. Once you get up there the views are outstanding...More

Thank Jack William F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Easy way to get up to start your hike to Saint Joans Chapel and beyond. We had bought the Tot Monstserrat ticket, which includes this funicular. The only problem we had was that there was a school field trip who arrived at the same time...More

Thank Moeandpumpkin
Reviewed 17 August 2017

If you plan to do a lot of walking then this may help you get started. It was a nice ride up and down and enjoyed the view.

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 16 August 2017

This was a surprise for us and a highlight. If you purchase the Metro subway visitor pass, the funicular is included. I was a bit nervous about riding this at first, but it was very fun and quite safe. The views from the top were...More

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30 January 2017|
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Response from Drc1967 | Reviewed this property |
same answer here , check the web site for info.
Cathy M
24 February 2016|
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Response from Paubcn06 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Cathy, I' assuming you want to go from Monserrat monastery to Saint Jeroni Summit, which is the highest peak of the group. Normally people take the train in Plaza España (starting at 8.30 aprox) and then climb to the... More
10 August 2015|
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Response from JRSears | Reviewed this property |
I believe you can push a buggy, no small wheels. At the top where you exit from Funicular. Towards your left take the trail going up the hill. It's a short climb and then mostly downhill. Don't let go of the buggy. You will... More