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Afternoon in Montserrat

Muntanya Montserrat, 08293, Barcelona, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
932 853 832
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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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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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86 reviews 86 reviews
11 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

My trip was post-cruise to Montserrat. The views from atop the mountains were outstanding and worth the trip for this purpose alone, unless you are short on time in Barcelona. If you are short on time, I would skip this attraction as it is out of town and time consuming. Wear sensible shoes for walking (not sandals or crocks). The... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We caught the train from Barcelona to Monsterrat - an hours journey - then got the cable car to the top. not too good if you are afraid of heights! but there is a train that will take you to the top. Very busy, but we did go in the school holidays, I wouldn't recommend this on a very hot... More

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

From the pictures that I've seen during my research of Barcelona I really couldnt tell what this place was all about. So I wasn't planning on visiting Monserrat because we had limited time. One of the tour guides we had advised us that it was a must see so we decided to take a detour. I'm glad we did, the... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

Unfortunately we picked the wrong day to go here. It rained quite heavily the entire time we were here and the cloud was so thick that you could barely see where you were walking never mind the views. With that said it is still a great place to visit. A half day visit gives you plenty of time to see... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Beautiful scenery and a nice change of pace. While we were there it was very cold and windy. The monetary is up in the mountains so dress accordingly. The on site restaurant was delicious.

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Essex, England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Monserrat is a fascinating place, with its buildings and the mountain scenery. It is certainly worth a visit. We have been twice – once in the morning, and once in the afternoon. Both are fine, but the lighting for photography tends to be much better in the morning. So, do it in the morning, if you can – but do... More

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Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Our trip to Monserrat was never planned. We walked to Placa Catalunya to inquire, and voila!!! there was a bus that was leaving in 5 mins. Trip was daily at 3pm to 7pm. We were just very lucky, the trip was very nice, place was serene and views are amazing, We were also very lucky that there was no line... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Give me mountains like this every day - simply stunning rocks and nature with a sunny day. Wow, I recommend this to anyone that has a free afternoon and is looking for something fun to do away from the crowds of barcelona.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

If you have the time, take the hour long train ride to Montserrat Monastery. You won't regret it. A pleasant 1 hour train ride on the R5 from Espagna Station to Monistrol de Montserrat will take you past some of the most breathtaking scenery you can imagine. Then take the Cablecar or the Funicular up to the top of the... More

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Corona, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Amazing history and beauty. If you have a fear of heights this is not for you, long steep climb to the monastery and looking out of the bus window it feels more like a plane in flight

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