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Afternoon in Montserrat

Muntanya Montserrat, 08293, Barcelona, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
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Ranked #7 of 333 Attractions in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Canyons
Owner description: Montserrat offers a rich and varied landscape: a unique natural park, one of Spain's foremost museums and the site of the shrine dedicated to the... more » Owner description: Montserrat offers a rich and varied landscape: a unique natural park, one of Spain's foremost museums and the site of the shrine dedicated to the Virgin of Montserrat, a Black Madonna. « less
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Naperville, Illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

We went to Monserrat on a cloudly day. When the sun finally came out and we could see all of the buildings it was magnificent! Definitely worth a visit. The views are stunning, the church is beautiful, and the grounds and gardens are lovely.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

We bought a tour package from Tourisme Barcelona. Our bus was supposed to leave at 10:00am. We arrived at 9:30am and the Tourisme people told us that the bus left at 8:45am. They apologized and said that the schedule had changed. No one informed us. If you buy tour tickets in advance, be sure to confirm your tour departure time... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Okay, so the area, the drive, the monetary the basilica is lovely. But what can you say about a sacred place that has a gift shop which is larger than the Basilica. There ought to be a law. And also a law against using the Basilica in a snow globe and in four sizes. And also should the monks really... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

When in Barcelona it is well worth the trip to visit this amazing place.We spent all afternoon exploring all around Montserrat with so much to see. The drive from Barcelona was very scenic & quite spectacular as we approached Montserrat.

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Salisbury, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

The monastery was very interesting, our lunch was very reasonable. The one minus......people using their cameras or phones to take photographs of the black Madonna. I strictly said in signage, no cameras, no headphones/music, and no cameras. So cross with these people, it is a sacred place.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Try to reach as early as possible and especially the central station - Espanya. Anticipate a queue to enter the church. The Monastery also makes some great delicacies of which the chocolates are a must must. Do not miss the cable car which is a reaaaally steeeeep climb and to get some amazing snaps try to position in front or... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed an early morning trip to Montserrat. Tip go before crowds arrive. We were on first cable car to top and enjoyed very pleasant walk and scenery. Note crowds are huge to listen to the boys choir at 1 each day. special place to visit.

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Great Falls, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is a worthwhile trip to take, but you need to be clear on what YOUR objectives are. If your goal is to get close to the Black Madonna, be prepared to wait in line 2-3 hours. If you want to hear the Boys' Choir, and be seated in a pew, be prepared to sit and wait for an hour.... More

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

I really like it. Try to go early so you have enough time to see it all. It's worth it. Buy the package from Plaza España before taking the train to Monserrat.

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Leland, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

One of the most spectacular places of worship on earth. This monastery is in itself a wonder of the world carved out in a geological rock formation that leaves you in awe of its beauty. Make sure you allow enough time to see all that it has to offer including prayer services on special days and the funicular ride to... More

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