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Afternoon in Montserrat

Muntanya Montserrat, 08293, Barcelona, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
932 853 832
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Ranked #6 of 326 attractions in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

We took the train to Montserrat, which was an easy commute from central Barcelona. The countryside is beautiful, as is the monastery. It's cooler there, so you can escape the summer heat.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We did a day tour out of Barcelona to Montserrat followed by a wine tasting in the afternoon. It was a fairly small tour group and the scenery was wonderful to see as you approach the monastery. Great views from the top, down into the valley below. Amazing to think that the monks thought to build in this very inaccessible... More

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Naples, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We drove from Barcelona and found it a bit confusing to get there. I would do the train if I go again. Check for services before you go. We had to wait quite awhile before we could go in.

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Puerto Natales, Chile
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Not only should you visit the 1000 year old Benedictine Monastery because of its unbelievable gorgeous medieval architecture on the top of the Monserrat mountain, but also because of its rich history. One of the events to not miss is to listen to the Boy's Choir sing the Salve and Virolai M-F at 1:00. This is an unforgettable experience. Here... More

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brisbane
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

A must visit. The whole area and the trip out there is worthwhile. Even if I go back to Barcelonaill go back here.

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Coopersburg, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Going to Montserrat is well worth the trip. It is close by and so easy to do on your own. Don't bother with booking a tour. Buy your train tickets at the train station and go on your own schedule. The train ride is less than an hour and once you are there you will be so happy you went,... More

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

I took a tour bus which is about 40 minutes from town and enjoyed seeing the countryside. I can't believe the monks of the Benedict Order built this place on the side of montains. Many of the monks still live as hermits. "La primera piedre - the Black Madonna" is truly worth seeing. Great place to visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Went here for the afternoon with my girlfriend. Nice way to spend the day away from the city. Not much to do other than see the views and the church, but after all that's the whole point of going! We went up in the train which was a great experience and safe. At the monastery there was a long que... More

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Beautiful peaceful place with great views and hikes. Easy to get there on your own taking the train so no need to pay for expensive tour.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The monastery is situated in a specular surrounding. It was overcast and misty the day we visited. With the low cloud hanging, the monastery was breath taking. We were very lucky that that we got there on time for the the Montserrat choir boy performance. Even though it took an hour to get here, I think it's well worth it.

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