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Afternoon in Montserrat

Address: | Plaça de Catalunya, 08002 Barcelona, Spain (Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic))
Phone Number: 932 853 832
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Ranked #28 of 348 Sightseeing Tours 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 February 25, 2015 NEW

When in Barcelona, you really must visit the breathtaking Montserrat, on mount Montserrat, you can take the train from Barcelona, which is a couple of hours, then you take a cable car to the top, the views are breath taking. You can also reach the mountain by road, The boys Choir cannot be missed, they are like listening to angels,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

We took a tour to Montserrat so we were driven there and did not take the train. Upon arrival we purchased tickets for the funicular that takes you to the top of the mountain. There is a trail you can take when you get off. It is beautiful! The views are amazing! After hiking up the trail we returned back... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

This place was beautiful! We caught the train from Barcelona, it was a bit packed but was not to bad in the end, we considered a coach tour but opted for the train. Once at the Aeri Montserrat train station an hour later, we got the cable car up which was breathtaking. Had a bit to eat in the cafeteria,... More 

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Modiin, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Have been there few years ago. church is everage and thecenter of this tour was for the views which are no doubt- stunning!

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Gibraltar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Amazing views & scenery. We got there in the morning & there was still mist around the mountain, we were literally in the clouds! But once it had gone the views were stunning. Plenty of walking trails for all ages. The monastery is worth looking in even if not religious, it's beautiful inside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Our family took the one hour train ride from Barcelona to the base of Montserrat. We then grabbed the rack train up to the top. You could also take a cable tram, but not if you have any fear of heights. Either way, it's a 15 to 20 minute adventure. Once we arrived at the top we had lunch at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Just an hour outside of Barcelona, you can reach this nice monastery located on a scenic hill by public transportation: placa Espanya by subway, then R5 line of the FGC local train in the direction of Manresa (buy the cable-car ticket at the same time), stop at the Montserrat Aeri and take the cable car to the monastery (total: about... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

if you're visiting Barcelona, don't make the mistake of missing out on this wonderful day trip. a reasonably short train ride will take you there, after which it's necessary to do a bit of climbing. after visiting the monastery area, the cable car ride takes you further up into the mountain, giving beautiful scenery and some good walking. highly recommended.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We visited this in one afternoon. Be sure to take the hike to look back at the Monastery, Very beautiful. Didn't have time to go to see the Madonna. Worth a day's look~~~ Beautiful views of the valley below.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

It is highly recommended to go here if you visit Barcelona. The view is absolutely breathtaking and people should experience by themselves to enjoy it. There are several museums, a church, and other places to explore. Although I went there during winter, the weather is still pretty comfortable to explore the outdoor area. Please keep in mind the opening hours... More 

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