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Afternoon in Montserrat

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Address: | Plaça de Catalunya, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
Phone Number: 932 853 832
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Description: Montserrat offers a rich and varied landscape: a unique natural park, one...
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.
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A beautiful day in the mountains! I took the train from Barcelona in the morning from station Espanya. There was signs and people to help buy tickets and get on the right train... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

A beautiful day in the mountains! I took the train from Barcelona in the morning from station Espanya. There was signs and people to help buy tickets and get on the right train. It's best to buy a round trip ticket. You can either but a ticket to take a train the entire way, or buy train and cable car... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Took bus tour from Barcelona with BCN. Tour operators with good. Friendly and informative. Highlight for me was the small museum of art donated to the monastery. Small collection but very good with interesting works by Caravaggio, Gaudi, Dali, and Picasso as well as other lesser known artists. The monastery itself is beautiful, but no more so than the many... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I joined the morning trip for a tour, and although the guide was enthusiastic I was surprised when she left 3 people behind on the tour and the bus left without them!!! We had been told the signing finished after 10 minutes and we had to leave to catch the bus back to Barcelona as some people on the morning... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Took the cable car up, the view was breath taking. We spent the whole day there. The church was beautiful and we did stand in line for 1 hour so we could touch the Madonna, it was so worth it. We ate lunch there. You can stay at Montserrat over night. It"s a must see

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We took a bus ride thru Julia Travel to a religious site called Montserrat. 80 Benedictine monks live at a building on this property on top of the mountain also there is a Basilica where the Black Madonna (virgin) is located. This is a little city where there is a park, museum, cafeteria & gift shop. We spent several hours... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015 via mobile

i am so not religious but this place had me almost crying cos of its beauty and spirituality! It was quite simply a beautiful experience. We were so lucky not to have to queue to see the Black Madonna and when we got to her the boys choir sang a lovely Latin hymn. Perfect timing! View are breathtaking and our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

A little confusing online, but includes metro to Placa Espanya and train to Montserrat and your predetermined choice of rail or air tram to Montserrat. Make sure you pick your track train or aerie air tram ticket accordingly as there is no choice once there, and make sure you get off at the right stop.We liked the TOT ticket as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

I would well recommend getting the Combi ticket for €46 in advance which includes your return subway travel, return train to Montserrat, return rack train or aeri tramway, return funicular on both options, and also a lovely 3 course meal!! One thing I would recommend is doing the Santa Cova Funicular over the Santa Joan. We went up the Santa... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

I usually don't like organized tours but this was a pleasant surprise. We finished a Trans-Atlantic Cruise with a three day stay in Barcelona. My husband was having knee issues so we were trying to find a less strenuous way to visit Montserrat. We booked with Julia Travel, who has a local office near City Center and the tour was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Went to Montserrat a couple of weeks ago with a friend. We took the train from Placa d'Espanya (it's better to buy tickets at the information point, might save some trouble and money if you don't want the visit+meal ticket!). If you are not a big fan of visiting churches, you can take one of several hiking routes available -... More 

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Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
With its iconic, old-Europe streets and alleys, this picturesque neighborhood is the very heart of Barcelona. It blends historic artifacts from its days under Roman dominion up through the Spanish Civil War with a vibrant modern-day culture of artisan shops and authentic culinary experiences. Avid explorers will be thrilled to discover quaint terraces and plazas brought to life by the many small bars and local musicians lasting late into the night. Fashionistas will be drawn to Portal de L’Angel, which is lined with well-known brand names and smaller boutique stands.
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