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Montserrat Monastery

08199 Montserrat, Spain
+34 938 77 77 77
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Benedictine monastery with a fantastic view of the surrounding hillside and town.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“boys choir” (405 reviews)
“day trip” (406 reviews)
“cable car” (669 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
08199 Montserrat, Spain
+34 938 77 77 77
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The monastery is stunningly designed on the inside, however there are very long queues to see the statue of the Black Virgin.

Thank Fawaz S
Reviewed 2 days ago

We hired a private taxi to take us. Yes it is expensive but I think it is the only way to go unless you want to rent and drive a car. We chose a taxi because we had met Sylvia on a previous visit and...More

Thank HappyVenetian
Reviewed 3 days ago

If I have to choose between visit the Montserrat Monastery using the combine Trans Montserrat ticket and just remain in Barcelona to visit Casa Lleo Morera and Casa Amatller for the same price my option would be the two houses of La Manzana de la...More

Thank Milikas
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It's an awesome place once you reached the top otherwise if you have fear of heights don't look down when the train travels at the side of the mountain, it's 4000+ ft above sea level, nice view on top , some trails also to explore,...More

1  Thank jocelyn c
Reviewed 3 days ago

Having less than three full days in Barcelona and studying the travel guides carefully, we decided on this outing. Took the train from Barcelona (about an hour ride), then took the cable car up up up the mountain - it was a gorgeous ride and...More

Thank DLKWI88
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We drove to Montserrat for our last night in Spain and stayed at the Hotel Abat Cisneros, which has a great dining room and delicious food. There is great hiking, a lovely cathedral with the opportunity to hear the Boy's Choir daily at 13:00. Never...More

Thank Priscilla S
Reviewed 3 days ago

Absolutely stunning experience from start to finish. Leave as early as possible if visiting on a day trip from Barcelona as it takes quite a while to get there. Firstly look up which train you need to get from Barcelona. It takes about 1.5 hours...More

Thank Richard K
Reviewed 4 days ago

Go early so that you do not spend all your time waiting to see the Black Madonna. Although she is worth a visit. The mountain views are outstanding--total photo op. The monastery is beautiful. The art collection amazing! We took the funicular, St. Joan, to...More

Thank CoopyCob
Reviewed 4 days ago

well I returned to Montserrat and this time is was prepared being summer with lots of tourist like me. I turned up on the day of people requesting independence in that part of Spain so it was extremely busy. I departed on the train from...More

Thank mje0250400
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If you are not there to line up for the famous black madonna, the thing to do is ride the funicular to the mountain top and walk around the ruins of the hermits' lodgings. Wear good shoes, and hiking poles are really helpful if you're...More

Thank Juliet S
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20 September 2017|
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Response from Jenn P | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend taking an excursion bus because it makes it easier to travel and you get very informative tour guides. It really depends on how long you want to be there. I took an excursion and the bus left at 8am and... More
Franklin H
17 September 2017|
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Response from Margaret R | Reviewed this property |
Not much parking. We were staying in Barcelona and took a train there. Very easy. Funicular holds approx 25 people per car. We got there around 10:30 and waited about 15 mins for the funicular, which it really a cable... More
4 September 2017|
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Response from Robert S | Reviewed this property |
I believe it is something like 9-7. Vespers or the boys choir is at the end of the day. The main restaurant closes around 5 and the cafeteria around 6. It was one of our highlights on our recent trip to Europe. Enjoy the... More