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Afternoon in Montserrat

Muntanya Montserrat, 08293, Barcelona, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
932 853 832
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Ranked #7 of 335 Attractions in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Canyons
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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North Carolina Coast, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

About an hours drive from the city. Combined a tour with Barcelona. Great place with awesome sights from the top when you take the furnicular.

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Moscow, Moscow City, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

I had been looking forward to this trip to Montserrat but it surpassed my expectations. The Abbey is located in gorgeous mountains and the view is splendid. You can reach the highest viewpoint by cable car. The Abbey itself is not large but the basilica is marvellous. The Abbey is notable for the image of the Virgin of Montserrat. The... More

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

We actually rented a car to go to Montserrat. We spent the entire day and were happy we did not have a schedule to keep on a tour. The line to get in to see the Virgin Statue was VERY long, about 1.5 hours. I would do it again just to see all the alcoves and painting along the way.

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Nyon, Switzerland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

We were 2 couples who did the train trip from Barcelona to Montserrat. For such a place,, we would have expected better indications from the tourist office to indicate where to change or get off - luckily, one always finds some one among the tourists who know a bit !! Yes, the mountains are really something to look at and... More

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Best tour we did in Barcelona......... the bus trip up to there is awesome, great photo moments. So much to see and do.

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Colleyville, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

The Monserrat is a fabulous work of nature. The solid rock peaks seem to go straight up and form a "saw shaped" mountain. The views were great from the top. We also enjoyed the Boys Choir at Benedictine abbey.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We took an afternoon tour to Monserrat at 3pm returning at 7pm. note it takes 1hr to drive each way and the roads are very windy going up and down the mountain so not good if you get travel sickness. It took about 1hr so walk around the site and another hour to walk up to the cross and back,... More

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San Marcos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Pulmantur has a great bus trip to Montserat! Breathtaking drive and a breathtaking tour! The monastery is well worth seeing and a day away from the bustle of the city is welcome!

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Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

We did a combined tour (Montserrat and Wine Tasting). It was a fabulous 1/2 day trip. We took "Food & Wine Tours", which was a mid-size bus with about 20 people. The guide was excellent. Montserrat is ~45 minute ride from downtown Barcelona. The basilica is beautiful, the views tremendous, and the history is excellent. The Wine Tour & Tapas... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

The "serrated mountains" are so unique, you really have to see them. To see an old monastery in such a high and challenging location is also quite amazing. We saw the boy's choir at 1pm. Be sure to get into the cathedral early to get a seat, as we went in at 12:45 to standing room only, and it was... More

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