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Montserrat Monastery

| Monistrol de Montserrat, 08199 Montserrat, Spain
+34 938 77 77 77
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Benedictine monastery with a fantastic view of the surrounding hillside and town.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“boys choir” (404 reviews)
“day trip” (397 reviews)
“cable car” (657 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
| Monistrol de Montserrat, 08199 Montserrat, Spain
+34 938 77 77 77
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Reviewed yesterday

If you are in Barcelona for a few days, this is a great 1/2 to 3/4 day trip. We took the train to the cable car and enjoyed the trip. The Monastery was beautiful but you do not need all that much time to see....More

Thank bostonfamilydoc
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a must place to go. We're fortunate to had the chance to visit this incredible site!!!! The overwhelming atmosphere was magnificent! The location of the monastery was chosen exactly to what is now enjoyed by everyone! Full day here is highly recommended to...More

Thank TitoRich8
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you want to have a nice trip outside of Barcelona, this is the right option for you. Montserrat Monastery surrounded by huge rocky mountains and with beautiful views. I plan to arrive early in the morning so you will enjoy few moments without many...More

Thank martinagajd
Reviewed 2 days ago

We took the train (not from the main train station - our mistake - but we still made the train!), then the cable car. At the monastery, you can walk straight in, unless you want to wait in line for the black Madonna. We took...More

Thank Outoftowner50
Reviewed 3 days ago

The cogwheel train up to Monserrat is the way to go up and down, really. But the tour bus makes everything easy. Going on a Viator tour is convenient but they make the time much shorter. The bit about Napolean and then the Germans sacking...More

Thank EDMotion
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

we took the viator early entry tour. easy to book online and get e-tickets. easy to find meeting location. very friendly guide, excellent english. she gave us great advice for things to do and history of the city as we passed to and from the...More

Thank Lidie L
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

An hr train ride from Barcelona. We got the tickets with access to the highest point, St Joan funicular. If you like to experience everything, even the trails, then it is a whole day affair. Do not make the same mistake we did which is...More

Thank jordan2487
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Catch the bus from the plaza at end of las rambles for a view of western Barcelona, a ride into and up the mountains--lots of scenery--to the large complex of the monastery, built over the ages into the mountain. Regardless of faith or lack of...More

Thank david h
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was one of the highlights of our trip to Barcelona. It was a terrific day visiting the complex and getting and inside tour. Please use the Official tour agents to get to places others are not allowed.

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 6 days ago

I had a booking with some company but they left before the specified time so i had to go there alone by train, it's just around an hour or less away from Barcelona. I took the cable car to get up there. The place is...More

Thank Tatiana M
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August 18, 2017|
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Response from EDMotion | Reviewed this property |
The tour is good if half a day is all you've got. Also I found the explanations useful. But if you have more time, break away from the tour group and spend your own time climbing to the top etc - Barcelona tour groups tend... More
Sherry S
August 10, 2017|
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Response from Rich O |
It was 1:00 when we were there in June. It was standing room only in the church.
Sherry S
August 10, 2017|
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Response from eliza836 | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry I don't know. We were not told of them.