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We drove just over an hour to get here and it was so worth the journey.
We have youngish children (6 & 8), and they were first enthralled with the means to get up the mountain; we chose the cable car (aeri de Montserrat) which...More
This is a great trip if you want to escape the city. I suggest to buy the combo train ticket. With it, you can immediately take the cable car up to the top of the mountain.. Once in Montserrat you can either descend to the...More
First time visit was when I was in high school in the !960's. Montserrat was and still is a breath taking place! It is a Benedictine Monastery and Sanctuary atop a 4,000 foot mountain . Over 70 monks, as well as members of the Escolania...More
Getting on the mountain isn’t a problem when you are in a wheelchair. Just be sure to get off the second train station at Montserrat and take the trackrail up the mountain on not the cable cart. Once you get up the monestary know that...More
We booked through Viator, a City Wonders tour.. it was excellent. We opted to arrive when it opened. We arrived at about 9am and it was great because we were the first ones there. We got extraordinary pictures before the huge crowds arrived by 11am....More
Hard to believe but I was actually robbed here! AT A MONASTERY! Furthermore, it happened in the GATED parking lot with "cops/security" on both sides. Yeah hard to believe but when you know Spain like I do it's easy to believe. Love the country and...More
This is a lovely spot for a day tour from Barcelona with beautiful views and interesting history. And a decent cafe for lunch. Recommend taking the funicular to walk around the trails at higher elevation.
Although a little confusing to arrive at the monastery, this has been well worth our time! A few things to note:
-You have to head to the R5 track in order to purchase the ticket from Plaça España. We wandered around the metro stationfor a...More
Dont join any queues unless you are visiting for any religious reasons. Everything is free and available just walk about and go in doors that are open. The basilica is quite architecturally superb but the religious icons etc are quite extreme and heavy. Not my...More
One of the highlights of Montserrat. The inside of the church is pretty and you get the wonderful opportunity to hear a boys choir (unless you go around July/August you'll hear an adult choir as the boys choir is on break). There is a separate...More
That should be a perfect amount of time. Check to see if the choir is rehearsing while you are there - worth getting into the sanctuary early to look around while you wait. The views are gorgeous, so spend time enjoying... More
That should be a perfect amount of time. Check to see if the choir is rehearsing while you are there - worth getting into the sanctuary early to look around while you wait. The views are gorgeous, so spend time enjoying nature. There was a little farmer's market when we were there - local artisans. Enjoy!
Yes there is a restaurant and so plenty of toilets....also various hiking trails...basilica, gift shop, vendors selling cured meats and cheeses, other old churches/architecture but mostly very amazing views and a gorgeous... More
Yes there is a restaurant and so plenty of toilets....also various hiking trails...basilica, gift shop, vendors selling cured meats and cheeses, other old churches/architecture but mostly very amazing views and a gorgeous peacefulness