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Afternoon in Montserrat

Address: | Plaça de Catalunya, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
Phone Number: 932 853 832
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Ranked #76 of 603 Activities in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Montserrat offers a rich and varied landscape: a unique natural park...
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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 Virgin of Montserrat, a Black Madonna.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

We took a day trip from Barcelona taking a train to the local town and then took a cable car up the mountain. The views from the top of the mountain are awesome. The abbey is very beautiful. We were able to hear the World famous boy's choir.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We took a tour to Monserrat which was the easy way to do it, however the train would be far cheaper. Montserrat itself is a truly wonderful place. There are plenty of places to walk to, a funicular that goes up at an amazing angle, a cable car and, of course, the monastery. We thought that having 3 hours there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

While on a business trip we wanted to get away for an afternoon. We easily found info on the Internet - took the metro to placa despanya. Exit the metro to street level. Buy your tickets at the tourist info kiosk as you exit. Walk across to the other side of the big traffic circle to board a regional train... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We drove to Montserrat with our own car and enjoyed the great scenery on the way. However, even though it was late morning there was limited space for parking (compared to the amount of private cars that had already got there before us). Once the parking issues were finally solved, we took the funicular up to the top for some... More 

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Tolland, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I have gone here twice on two different trips to Barcelona. So glad I did. The train ride from the Plaça d'Espanya, Barcelona is easy and you can watch the scenery pass by. The aerial tram up the mountain last only a short time, but have the camera ready. The funicular (Cable train/car up the hill from the mail tourist... More 

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Tbilisi, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Montserrat is a beautiful Monastery, in the midst of unusual mountains , just an hour train ride from Barcelona. Don't miss the Black Madonna inside the Monastery. Also take a train ride on the top ( from Funicular de San Joan), the views are just breathtaking. There is also a cable car, try it too, definetely worth it. In case... More 

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Hackensack, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Just outside of Barcelona, Montserrat was a beautiful experience. We came here with a tour guide and spent the morning checking out the sights and churches. There's also a cable car ride up and down the mountain that provide great views of the expanse. There's beauty to be seen here and it's a nice change of pace from the bustling... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We took a tour from plaza de catalunya the tourisme our tour left at 3pm we only have 1 hour free time to roam on our own. The place is not crowded but its worth going. I will recommend the bus but will do on our own next time now we know how to get there. If you decide to... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Fabulous trip to Montserrat about an hour outside Barcelona. Monastery was stunning, above the clouds and surrounded by amazing rock formations. We hiked for a couple hours past old hermitages that were destroyed by Napoleon in the early 1800s. The scenery was beautiful and we even saw a small herd of mountain goats. Not a difficult hike but be sure... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This was fantastic but definitely give to more than an afternoon, especially if you continue up on the funicular and hike around the trails. Also, if you are going to hike around, do that first as the funicular shuts down before the rest of the site. The later you wait to leave, the more crowded the train back to Barcelona... More 

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