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Sant Joan Funicular Railway

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Address: 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
Phone Number: +34 902 31 20 20
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Funicular de Sant Joan

The funicular is a nice and leisurely ride up St Jeromi. Travel time is a short 10-15 minutes (if I'm not mistaken) for a nice bird's eye view of the monastery. Suggest you go up... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We could not ride the cogwheel from Monistrol or the Sant Joan Funicular railway today, as they were on strikr Dec 6 and Dec 8th, two bank holidays when many people may decide to visit Montserrat. As a recommendation, check ahead of time their website to ensure service is not discontinued due to some labor disputes.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The funicular is a nice and leisurely ride up St Jeromi. Travel time is a short 10-15 minutes (if I'm not mistaken) for a nice bird's eye view of the monastery. Suggest you go up the mountain early in the morning when the crowd is not so big and when it's not so hot.

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Sant Joan Funicular is the final train up to the top of the mountain above the Monestary and it is a must do as the scenery is outstanding at the top with m,any walking trails, and great views.The train ride is short and efficient.

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Longmont, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Took this funicular to the top of the mountain from Montserrat. Great view back down on the Montserrat complex. One of three funiculars that go up from Montserrat to the mountain top. Trails lead off in all directions and you could spend hours exploring. The view down to the valley was hazy when I visited so not all that great.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The St Joan Funicular connects the monastery with the mountain top. We purchased the “Trans Montserrat” train ticket that included this fare (nominal cost). If you’re a hiker, you can easily spend all day up here exploring the trails. Even if you’re not interested in walking, go up for the spectacular views! Pay attention to the schedule so you don’t... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an easy train trip from Barcelona. We arrived midday and despite the crowds the line moved quickly. Definitely worth a visit. The view is spectacular -- I wish we had allocated more time, lots to see in just a few hours.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Get there early. We arrived by 9:00 am and did not have to wait. The views are spectacular and the ride nice and smooth. Definitely worth the trip.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Quick ride to the top of the hills and back - great views - really interesting - can walk back down in about 45 mins

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great views, don't know how you'd manage the tops without this. Expect it's very busy in summer and that queuing is the norm

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

We took Sant Joan Funicular Railway from the Abbey. It was a slow but absolutely amazing ride all the way to the top of the mountain. And once at the top the views are spectacular. Definitely worth the trip.

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