"Montserrat" Daytrip -Montserrat Tip by pure1942

Daytrip -Montserrat, Barcelona: 36 reviews and 68 photos

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Although Barcelona has plenty to see and do, a day trip to Montserrat is well worth the trip if you want to escape the city for a while.
Montserrat is located about an hour's train ride from Barcelona's Placa Espanya train station and you can buy your ticket at the train station. There is a booth set up especially for the tickets in the station foyer.
You can choose between two tickets. Both tickets give you return train to Monserrat, retrun Cable Car OR Rack Railway up the mountain, Access to the monastry and audio visual presentation and return tickets for both funicular railways in the mountain. The more expensive ticket also gives you entrance to the mueseum and lunch. The cheaper ticket is E20,90 and worth every cent.
Monserrat is a functioning Benedictine monastry set high in the mountain and hasd been located here almost 1,000 years.
Not only is the monastry an important place of religious worship, with the image of Our Lady the prominent attraction and important artefact on site, but the monastry and surrounding area is a haven for nature lovers and walkers with miles of walks and hikes surrounding the monastry and breathtaking views at every turn.

Address: Monte Montserrat, s/n 08199
Directions: From Barcelona take the train from Placa Espanya. If you want to take the Cable Car get out at the Montserrat Aeri station. If you want the rack railway stay on the train until the next station.
Phone: 34 938777766
Website: http://www.barcelona-tourist-guide.com/

Review Helpfulness: 4 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Feb 24, 2008
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