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Montserrat Monastery

| Monistrol de Montserrat, 08199 Montserrat, Spain
+34 938 77 77 01
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Benedictine monastery with a fantastic view of the surrounding hillside and town.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
2 days ago
“what a view ”
2 days ago
“A must when in Barcelona!!!”
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
| Monistrol de Montserrat, 08199 Montserrat, Spain
+34 938 77 77 01
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Took the train, then the air cage and then the funicular to the top (S:t Joan) and walked down to the monastery. We chose one of the hottest days for this trip, so the walk was a little challenging for my husband who doesn't like...More

Thank Otilia B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

if you get a chance head up to Montserrat monastery 4000 metres up in the highlands with amazing views all the way to the Pyrenees a great place with religious buildings and a art museum we went with a guided tour via coach it was...More

1  Thank Tripmonkey00
Reviewed 2 days ago

Centuries old Benedictine Monastery which houses Our lday of montseratt- the Black Mdonna- La Moreneta. Opportunity to venerate her and listen to the chants of the Boys choir and the Vespers of the Abbey every noon nand 6:45 pm. Beautiful selections at the gift shop....More

Thank Generoso Q
Reviewed 2 days ago

Breathtaking views and the cathedral is gorgeous. The Black Madonna is something everyone should see. You can just wander around on your own and see as much as you want

Thank Memaof5
Reviewed 3 days ago

This place is really neat!!! The Black Madonna is located here. It's worth the 30 minute wait. Excellent photo Op's everywhere. Good for a day of hiking too. Left Barcelona at Noon was back at 6pm Big bang for the buck tour from Barcelona cost...More

Thank Steve A
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We booked a "private" walking tour of Montserrat through Viator. Normally a 4-8 maximum number of people , we ended being two on this tour. Private chauffeur to Montserrat from Barcelona, visit of the Monastery and surrounding areas. The plus, is that the actual operator,...More

Thank Claude G
Reviewed 4 days ago

Yes, this is a very popular place and thousands of tourists are eager to get here every day. The most surprising thing is that the first morning train, like the first bus, arrives in Montserrat late at about 10am. If you arrive at 9-10 in...More

Thank Furious298484
Reviewed 6 days ago

Montserrat was such an easy day trip from Barcelona and the mountains were unlike anything I've ever seen. Pick up tickets in the train station at Plaça de Espanya, take the train to the base of the mountain, and then take the scenic cable car...More

1  Thank Kelsey C
Reviewed 1 week ago

The monastery is impressive because of its location in the mountains and its history. We visited on a tour from Barcelona. Stay for the boys choir but be prepared for crowded standing room only viewing.

Thank Rich-Stamford
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Highly recommend this tour!! Our guide, Marta, was amazing (booked the full day tour through winetourismspain.com). She was not only informative and helpful but also funny and warm. She made the tour feel like a group of friends hanging out together instead of strangers who...More

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Theresa P
Does the Monastery have wheelchairs available? I am traveling with my mother and she can't walk for long periods of time but would like to be able to fully appreciate what Montserrat has to offer.
29 May 2017|
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Response from ddpooka | Reviewed this property |
Here is your answer: Disabled Access Facilities At Montserrat Monastery? Page Content Q: Please can you let me know about disabled access at Montserrat Monastery. My husband uses an electric scooter to get around and I... More
One traveler said the Boys' Choir only sings on Sunday only. The website says that they sing TWICE a day: at 13:00 PM (noon on Sundays) and 18:45 for Vespers. They don't sing on Saturdays. Has this changed?
5 April 2017|
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Response from Shey816 | Reviewed this property |
When we went there in Nov 2016 we were able to catch them at 1pm (Mon-Fri). Be sure to be there early to get good seats. We attended the mass before that and sat it out 'til they walked in. That's more than an hour's wait... More
Would you recommend the cog train or the cable car to the monastery? (Looks like the train is more comfortable, but the cable car provides more dramatic views. It's probably also a lot more crowded?) And if I go on just one funicular, which would you suggest ? (I don't hike -- but thought I might take ONE of the funiculars for the view. I don't think there's much else besides the view, is there?)
5 April 2017|
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Response from Po143 | Reviewed this property |
We took the cable car up the mountain and the cog train back down. Both are great! The views are amazing from either route! Yes the cable car is packed with people though. I think the train was a better experience. We also... More