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Address: Monistrol de Montserrat, 08199 Montserrat, Spain
Phone Number:
+34 938 77 77 01
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Benedictine monastery with a fantastic view of the surrounding hillside and...

Benedictine monastery with a fantastic view of the surrounding hillside and town.

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Half-Day Guided Montserrat Tour in Barcelona
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Private Montserrat Tour in Barcelona
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We visited Montserrat Monestary on our stay in Barcelona and was the highlight of our stay! The train journey from Placa Espanya station to the Aeri (cable car) took around an... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I'm glad I did it once but I would not go again nor would I recommend it highly for someone strapped for time in Barcelona or the Catalonia area. We booked it via a tour so by bus it was little over an hour. We arrived around 10 and even by then it was over run by large tourist groups.... More 

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited Montserrat Monestary on our stay in Barcelona and was the highlight of our stay! The train journey from Placa Espanya station to the Aeri (cable car) took around an hour. From there we got the cable car up the mountain to the Monastery. From there we decided to take the Funicular de Sant Joan train to the top... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We drove up the to the top car park and the views on the way up were just stunning. We had difficulty in parking as so many of the car parking spaces were taken over by coaches. We arrived around 11am, therefore I would recommend getting there much earlier. The scenery overall was fantastic, you could see for miles and... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely stunning site. On the way, you will be blown away by the site and the visit is even more amazing. Be sure to get in as much as possible including the hikes. If you're lucky to visit in the afternoon, you'll get the hear the boys choir sing around 1pm. The liquor is amazing and a must buy. All... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a place to marvel at the views from every angle and from every mountaintop. There are inexpensive buses to and from Montserrat. But if you are at least four I suggest renting a car. You can take a cable car ride and then a a train pulled by a cable to the top. There are trails to hike... More 

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Lake Wylie, South Carolina
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I had read about Montserrat and decided to fit this into our schedule. It is approximately 1 to 1 and a half hours from Center City Barcelona depending on if you drive or take other mode of transport. It is well worth the trip. You can see the highlights of Montserrat in 2 hours or spend more time and visit... More 

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Grosse Pointe, Michigan
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We took a day trip out of Barcelona to visit Montserrat. The train was easy (great signage in the Barcelona train station (Placa Espana) showing the way to the trains to Montserrat), the gondola ride up the mountain was spectacular (though not so much for my friend who is afraid of heights) and the monastery was beautiful and quite serene,... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A very historical place. A gem in Catalonia. Has a art collection to die for. The basilica is beautiful as well.

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Thank Jesse Z
Farmingdale, New York
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Montserrat is all you would hope for, it will not disappoint. Sit on the right side of the bus climbing the mountain. You'll glimpse some interesting cliff side dwellings. The bus takes a different route heading down. If you are into photography be ready with your camera on the climb. If you encounter cloud cover in Montserrat be patient, the... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Even if you are not religious, the monastery at Montserrat is a spectacular half day trip. The scenery is magnificent, the atmosphere is tranquil and it is a beautiful experience no matter what religion you follow ( or don't follow). Photographic buffs, you will take the most gorgeous photos, particularly if there is morning fog. After visiting the black madonna,... More 

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