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Sant Joan Funicular Railway

Pl. Espanya station lobby | Operates in the area around Mare de Déu de Montserrat abbey. From the abbey esplanade, the Sant Joan railway connects with the highest part of the mountain, Montserrat, Spain
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Pl. Espanya station lobby | Operates in the area around Mare de Déu de Montserrat abbey. From the abbey esplanade, the Sant Joan railway connects with the highest part of the mountain, Montserrat, Spain
+34 902 31 20 20
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The journey doesn't take very long to reach the top. The views are both stunning and breathtaking. The train runs about every 15mins I think. It's worth going on if only for the experience and views

Thank clairannie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were unsure if to go up, but its definitely worth it, there is a 15 hike to complete but the views are great. €12.50 return ticket for adults.

Thank Stuart M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Montserrat on April 16/17. From the basilica the funicular looks VERY steep compared to others I have been on. The entry was relatively quick. I stood in the lowest end of the car against the glass so I could get a great view....More

Thank Mike C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to Wal to St Joan via St Miguel lookout on a warm day, and when we got to St Joan decided to ride the funicular down to the Monastery level. Had to wait for 10 minutes before boarding - 2 cars operate at the...More

Thank 188petere
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the funicular because the path is quite difficult. We bought the TOT ticket so we had included in the fee the entrance to the museum, audiovisual, funiculars and a very good buffet lunch. The views are so beautiful

Thank Karen S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This one of the places that bring a big smile to your face well before you arrive. Everywhere you look you see beauty! The Fanicular railway just makes it even better.

Thank cwbyesq
Reviewed April 17, 2017

The engineering marvel which gets you to the top in about 7 minutes is only the start of the fun. Views across the main monastery and church of the Black Madonna and then breathtaking vistas, hidden chapels and miles of hiking/walking trails come into view....More

Thank Theresa D
Reviewed April 13, 2017

It is an unbelievable feat of modern engineering. Incredible views and beautiful mountain formations. Allow plenty of time for your visit.

Reviewed April 13, 2017

The views from the top are amazing. Just above the funicular exit at the top there is a small exhibition area. This leads to an open terrace with views of the monastery below you. We just had time for a short walk....again with amazing views.

Thank Sylvana M
Reviewed April 11, 2017 via mobile

We used this to descend the mountain after we'd climbed up on foot. Not realising that we should have bought a ticket at the bottom, the guard kindly let us on when we assured her we'd pay the other end. Efficient service.

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I hear that the funicular is closed for maintenance. Could you tell me when it will reopen, please?
January 29, 2017|
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Response from Drc1967 | Reviewed this property |
same answer here , check the web site for info.
Cathy M
Hi Im planning to hike to the peak to the peak of monserrat. I will do only a day trip so I need to catch the last cable car going back. How long will it take to hike back and forth to the monastery?
February 23, 2016|
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Response from Paubcn06 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Cathy, I' assuming you want to go from Monserrat monastery to Saint Jeroni Summit, which is the highest peak of the group. Normally people take the train in Plaza España (starting at 8.30 aprox) and then climb to the... More
How easy it is to do the hike since my 1 year old son will be travelling with us? Are there any easy trails which you could do with a buggy/push-chair?
August 9, 2015|
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Response from JRSears | Reviewed this property |
I believe you can push a buggy, no small wheels. At the top where you exit from Funicular. Towards your left take the trail going up the hill. It's a short climb and then mostly downhill. Don't let go of the buggy. You will... More