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Afternoon in Montserrat

Muntanya Montserrat, 08293, Barcelona, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
932 853 832
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Ranked #7 of 331 Attractions in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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41 reviews 41 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

We were going to do the Barcelona harbour cable car ride but at the last minute we dragged the kids to Montserrat by train...ok seems strange but for our teenage daughter an expert on Meringues, the shop at the top of the cable car ride hit the spot, really nice meringues..3 purchased to consume over the next few days..We are... More

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Rochester Hills, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We went there early in the morning and I think the timing was perfect. The place is beautiful and it evokes a wonderful feeling of serenity and sanctity. It is much cooler (in Aug it was quite chilly up there) than in Barcelona, so dress appropriately. Getting around: - At the Catalunya station, you can buy to and fro tickets... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We travelled with a group of people to the site. The views are fantastic. It is well worth the trip up.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

This was our second time in Montserrat and we were impressed as much as the first time. The scenery is breathtaking, especially from the top of the mountain. We took Funicular de Sant Joan from Monserrat Monastery to go up and the views were totally worth it the journey. The Monastery itself is very popular as it holds the Black... More

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Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We boarded the R5 line from Espanya station at 11.30 and we reached Montserrat by 12.30 pm, we then boarded the cable car which is very nice. After alighting at the top, we walked towards the food court. You can have good food and then head to the cathedral which is very beautiful. After Cathedral we again boarded the Funnicular... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

This is a very unique experience, and worth it if the weather is good. The view is very cool, but I thought the monastery was the highlight. To see such a spectacular building in such a remote place was amazing. We didnt get to take the cog-wheel to the top, which was a disappointment, only because the line was absurd.... More

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Amelia Island, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

After much walking around Barcelona, it was nice to take a break and ride out to Montserrat. Take the cog train up to the top. The monastery is unique. Many Kodak moments. I know digital is now. The chocolate and liqueurs the monks produce are well worth sampling. Of course we took some home. You can definitely spend a day... More

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Glasgow
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

Only 1 hour from Barcelona, Montserrat is incredibly beautiful, high up in the mountains. It is worth a visit but can be busy with tourists and you can see everything in about 2 hours. Can be a little cooler than Barcelona, so you may want to take an extra layer to keep warm.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Spent the day here, very easy to get to from Plaća Espania, 27.50euros gets you return train travel, 2 metro journeys, unlimited rides on the funiculars. Well worth the money, some stunning scenery and just an all round great day out

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This is a must see attraction. It is high up in the mountain with breathtaking view from the top. The Cathedral is so different and unique with black Madona. The liquors are made from plants and flowers. If possible go to the tasting counter before buying. When leaving make sure you stop at the cheese stalls to taste the most... More

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