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Montserrat Monastery

Monistrol de Montserrat, 08199 Montserrat, Spain
+34 938 77 77 01
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3 days ago
“Beautiful Rocky Mountains ”
3 days ago
“Don't miss the Black Madonn and Boys' Choir while you are there”
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Monistrol de Montserrat, 08199 Montserrat, Spain
+34 938 77 77 01
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Reviewed yesterday

Part of the experience is getting here. Do it on your own. Buy the type of ticket you want at the train station & include lunch. The cafeteria is huge and the food is very good and includes wine or beer. The church is beautiful...More

Thank skyhawk13
Reviewed yesterday

Montserrat is an easy day trip from Barcelona and worth going. The monastery is beautiful and the hiking around the area is gorgeous; it reminded me of the rocky mountains but with more interesting rock formations. The Stairway to Heaven is a very interesting sculpture....More

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Reviewed yesterday

The monastery itself is in the really scenic place, surrounded by mountains. And also the huge buildings around makes you feel small.

Thank Aida G
Reviewed 2 days ago

A must see day trip! The train trip from Barcelona only took about an hour and the train system was easy to navigate....very good signage to the Montserrat train. We took the cable car up to the monastery and recommend it. I find our time...More

Thank cagkit
Reviewed 2 days ago

If this kind of thing appeals to you then you will love it . For me the best thing was the cable car to the top and the views over Barcelona. Everyone goes to see the Virgin Mary and listens to the choir who are...More

Thank Kathrynowl91
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Montserrat means Mountain made up of saw.It describes its peculiar aspect with multitude of rock formations which are visible from a great distance. Shape of mountains and rock is formed by natural sedimentation formed over centuries. Place is also famous for "Black Madonna" statue at...More

Thank sumit_tri
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We scheduled a tour to the celebrated Montserrat Monastery outside of Barcelona with high expectations. The trip up the mountain was breathtaking in its beauty. The view from the top was indeed better than expected. What we found at the top, in addition to the...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

The whole area is beautiful with the buildings and the views. Don't miss the Boys’ Choir since they are so well known, and be sure to wait on the line to see the Black Madonna. The doors to the Madonna opened early once Mass was...More

Thank francetravel
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Strongly recommend to see this iconic place 1 hr by bus from Barcelona. I am sorry for not staying overnight. If you have enough time book staying overnight. There is so much to see Mirjana and Branimir Newcastle NSW

Thank Branimir I
Reviewed 3 days ago

Wonderful cable ride to the monastery though the wait was really long,almost 2 hours. but the view from the top was worth it. We took both the funiculars and also hiked a distance. The black madonna was different from any other. We timed it such...More

Thank uma111
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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.
28 May 2017|
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Response from pandtReading | Reviewed this property |
The tourist office were really helpful. If you e mail them I am sure they will help.
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?
4 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?)
4 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