Santa Cueva de Montserrat
Santa Cueva de Montserrat
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Mayur S
Mumbai, India901 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Visit the monastery and La Moreneta to see the Virgin Mary statue in the chapel. Touch the ball she carries in one of her hands and make a wish. Walking up the Camí dels Degotalls road to get to the monastery allows people to see evocative majolica sculptures.
Written March 28, 2020
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LG_Kay
Singapore, Singapore7,519 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Solo
Note that the Santa Cova funicular railway is still not in operation when I visited in mid June 2018. According to its website, it only mentioned it is out of service until further notice. Hence if you intend to hike to Santa Cova Chapel, allocate 1.5 to 2 hours for the return trip. To save time, I hiked to St. Michael's Cross instead of going to Santa Cova.
Written July 5, 2018
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Doris M
Singapore, Singapore2,660 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015 • Friends
The most blissful stroll of all. Seeing old coupleS (we really saw FEW couples on the walk..) holding hands, bring flowers to altar..what more can you ask?! The stroll is a long walk for us, since we just walked/hike up Sant Jeroni..the many statue along the way.
Written February 11, 2016
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Julia M
Superior, CO96 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2016 • Family
The walk to this cave is incredible. You see the many scenes of Jesus's life on the way to the cave and incredible views of the mountain, monastery and surrounding areas. The cave is where they found the black Madonna now housed in the church.
Written February 2, 2016
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Alison L
Barcelona, Spain69 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Friends
It’s a picture perfect place below a mountain. Unfortunately there was no free parking and it costs 65€ for a car to park and 35€ for a motor bike.
Written October 3, 2018
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gzau
San Diego, CA1,978 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Family
This area is a short funcular ride from the main Montserrat monestary. The hike is very easy as its mostly level. You can see some sculptures along the hike. The series covers Christ's crucifixion and resurrection. It end ends in the small church underneath a big rock where they have the madonna. Definitely recommend this nice hike.
Written February 27, 2018
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WImom
Fond du Lac, WI2,275 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Couples
The Santa Cova funicular was not running in January so we walked back and forth the entire way to the Santa Cova Chapel. The walk took about 90 minutes roundtrip. The initial part of the walk is steep downhill when going to the chapel which means steep uphill at the end of the walk going back towards the church. Actually, most of the walk back from the grotto is uphill. The chapel is on the small side with the grotto inside the chapel. The grotto is in the form of a cross and is supported by a rock formation in the mountain. This is where the original holy grotto was. To the right of the altar, you will find a reproduction of the Black Madonna. The original is now behind the altar inside the Montserrat Basilica. The Black Madonna was originally discovered in the Sacred Grotto. If you would like to light a vigil light, there are no candles for sale in the chapel. You will need to buy one at the gift shop or at the basilica, and bring it to this chapel. The path to the grotto/chapel is lined with statues depicting scenes corresponding to the mysteries of the rosary. Along the path, there are very picturesque views of the valley below. Would highly recommend.
Written January 28, 2018
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strega1612
Edinburgh, UK108 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Friends
A spiritual place offering the opportunity for contemplation, reflection and prayer. It is worth a visit.
Written August 23, 2016
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Andrew
Baltimore, MD643 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015 • Couples
This is a chapel at the bottom of a very nice hike from the Monastery. The stations of the cross are represented along the path. You have great views of the mountain on the way down as well as the countryside below. We brought down some bread and cheese and had a great little picnic lunch at a sitting area on the way back up. That was a highlight of the day.

The hike itself is not very strenuous. You'll want sunscreen as there's not a lot of shade.

The chapel itself is small, nice, but nothing fancy.
Written August 2, 2016
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Dakrist
Milledgeville, GA263 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016
When visiting the Barcelona area, Montserrat is a must! A magnificent, spiritual place, it is well worth the excursion, offering the opportunity for contemplation, reflection and prayer.
Written July 29, 2016
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