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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
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+34 902 31 20 20
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Short But Impactful Ride

The ride in the funicular is short but the view is superb. It is a great experience to ride in the funicular which has a glass ceiling affording riders the view of Monserrat.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Malacca, Malaysia
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Malacca, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The ride in the funicular is short but the view is superb. It is a great experience to ride in the funicular which has a glass ceiling affording riders the view of Monserrat.

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Gurgaon, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Sant Joan Funicular starts from Montserrat Station and takes one up to the point from where the Sant Joan's is a 10 min walk.The funicular offers a very unique experience, the track is on an incline of I guess about 45 deg and it is a good idea to get a seat or to be able to stand right... More 

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Herndon, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When you go to Montserrat, you really should hike around the mountain trails. That being said, the mountain is quite steep, so it's much nicer to hike *down* than up. The funicular railway is a pretty neat way of getting to the top! The whole trip takes about 10-15 minutes, and the car itself is interesting. Like everything else, the... More 

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Tallinn, Estonia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting to see and look at the amazing landscape, well worth taking the time and getting off and exploring at the end too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We weren't sure what to expect but all was easy to use when we arrived . We didn't book ahead, not sure if you can Nice scenic little trip to the top.

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Malibu, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you in the front of the line, take the bottom car as you will get the best view all the way up and down. Short but incredibly scenic ride.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Easily accessible. Runs every 20 minutes. A great, efficient alternative to walking the trail from Montserrat to Sant Joan.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A most for the greatest view of this area, including the alps. it is a magical place to be. once on top if wanted can still climb to a higher pick, good luck. my daughter found and play for almost an hour two local cats that were sunbathing in a bench. friendly and beautiful they just purr as she pet... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We were told the first train commenced at 11.15am. The 15 mins ride up was calm and smooth. Scenery of the surrounding landscape are very viewed on the left side of the train (when ascending).

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Awesome. A must see but don't look down. For the energetic take the foot paths or just absorb the clean air and peaceful surroundings.

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