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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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Hamburg, Germany
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 NEW

This is one of my favorite places, there are a lot of tourists but once you are out of the train and funicular that takes you up and down for hiking and sight-seeing options the people disburse. Gorgeous views, a great place for introspection, and a nice break from the city life.

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 NEW

About an hour by road from Barcelona we visited Montserrat with an organised tour which took the stress out of getting there and our guide provided us with such wonderful information and history about the region prior to arriving. A very busy place with locals and tourists. We were lucky to hear a visiting choir in the church - magnificent.... More

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 NEW

We actually started with a bused tour from Barcelona and ended up diverting off the bus to have more time up there. A good call. Definitely take the venicular to the top and do at least a short hike to get wonderful panoramic shots. We were able to take our time with lunch, avoided the early crowds that left on... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

We spent close to a whole day in Montserrat and would recommend it to anyone travelling to Barcelona. It's around an hour trip out of the city but the transport there is very easy!! We caught the subway to Espanya and once we found the platform, which wasn't too difficult, the booth there can sell you a combined ticket which... More

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Florida
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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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