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A perfect day to Montserrat from Barcelona. Enjoy a magnificent landscape and the world famous monastir.
How to get to Montserrat to fully enjoy a great short excursion from Barcelona? By bus and then by rack railway, naturally!
Climb the sacred mountain of Montserrat with then most fun and awe inspiring vehicle, the Montserrat rack railway, or "cremallera de Montserrat", and enjoy spectacular views during this spiritually enriching afternoon excursion.
Discover a place of pilgrimage for centuries and behold the beauty of Montserrat Natural Park and its rare and spectacular rock formations. Visit the holy Abbey of Montserrat, a Benedictine monastery with one-thousand years of history.
After driving through picturesque little villages you will arrive at the incomparable setting of the mountain of Montserrat, rising majestically to 1,235 m (4051 ft). To get to the mountain, climb almost 550 metres (1804,46 ft) by the Montserrat rack railway, departing from Monistrol station. The train follows the remarkable contours of the mountains, providing you with unforgettable views of Montserrat and the surrounding countryside.
Montserrat is a natural park containing one of the country's most important museums and the shrine of the patron saint of Catalonia. Visit the Royal Basilica, housing the Moreneta or Black Madonna, a 12th century Romanesque carving. The basilica has been one of the most important pilgrimage sites in Spain for centuries.
Enjoy a brief audiovisual presentation and learn all about life behind the monastery walls. Afterwards you will get the chance to taste some liqueurs prepared in the abbey and have plenty of time to explore the attractions of Montserrat for yourselves, including the basilica, the choir, the museums, the cable car and La Moreneta herself.
English every day;
French on Monday and Wednesday;
Spanish on Tuesday;
German on Thursday
Italian on Friday.
- Transport from Barcelona to Monserrat
- Guided Tour
Children (4-12): 40€
5,5 hours approximately.
Carrer de Balmes, 5 (Julià Bus Company). See Map:
Appropriate clothing is required when visiting a the religious premises.