Montserrat half-day tour by cogwheel train
Excursions & day trips

Montserrat half-day tour by cogwheel train

4.4/5
Excellent
Based on 35 reviews
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$59.00
Free cancellation
language
Language: English , Spanish
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Mobile voucher accepted
duration
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
Do this because
  • See the spectacular landscapes in Montserrat National Park
  • Enjoy a panoramic trip to the Monastery of Montserrat on a cogwheel train
  • Visit the Royal Basilica of Montserrat and see the 12th-century Black Virgin statue
What to expect

Enjoy a panoramic trip to the Monastery of Montserrat on a cogwheel train and marvel at the spectacular landscapes in Montserrat National Park.

Start your half-day trip from Barcelona in a comfortable bus that will take you to the mountain of Montserrat which rises majestically to 4,051 feet (1,236 meters). You will go up to Montserrat on a cogwheel train which will leave you in the middle of the Monastery. It is a 15-minute trip with a privileged and spectacular view of the mountain. The train has panoramic windows which makes the actual journey an interesting attraction. The trains are air-conditioned and they are completely wheelchair friendly.

The rocks of Montserrat formed by natural cement of sand during the centuries affected by the wind and rain which shaped the mountain with strange and varied forms. The popular imagination has seen human or animal shape in some of these peaks, giving them names and inventing legends to explain their fantastic origins. You will visit the Royal Basilica of Montserrat, which holds the famous 12th-century Romanesque carving of Virgen Moreneta, the Black Virgin.

The Benedictine sanctuary of Montserrat was founded in 1025 and provides a mystical backdrop for the Virgin of Montserrat, the patron saint of Catalonia who is enshrined in the monastery's Royal Basilica. The little monastery soon began to receive pilgrims and visitors who contributed to the spread of stories of miracles and wonders performed by the Virgin. Today, Montserrat has been modernized to continue attending to the needs of pilgrims one thousand years after it was originally founded.

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What's included
  • check Air-conditioned coach
  • check Bilingual local guide (English and Spanish)
  • check Taste of 4 typical liquors
  • check Entrance to Audiovisual 'Espai Audiovisual Montserrat'
  • check Cogwheel train ticket
What's not included
  • x_not_included Food, drink and other amenities
  • x_not_included Entrance tickets to any museum/monument/sight unless distinctly specified
  • x_not_included Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Where

Carrer d'Alí Bei, 80, 08013 Barcelona, Spain

Meeting point:
Julia Travel office, Estació del Nord, ground floor, platform 19
What to remember
  • Modest clothing is recommended (shoulders and knees covered)
  • Please be aware that some walking is included during this tour. It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes
  • Due to the local weather conditions, it is recommended to wear clothes that protect from rain and cold
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Provider
Julia Travel
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the experience begins.

What people say about this experience

Excellent

4.4/5

Based on 35 reviews from verified customers

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  • Anonymous

    From United States of America - April 2024

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    Un très bon choix pour visiter tranquillement Montserrat. Un très bon guide mais en anglais ou catalan.

  • Anonymous

    From United States of America - July 2023

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    Our guide was great! Would have loved to spend a bit more time there. Spectacular scenery.

  • Anonymous

    From United States of America - July 2023

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    most enjoyable and informative excursion,the guide and driver were excellent and i would have no hessitation in recommending this excursion

  • Anonymous

    From United States of America - March 2023

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

  • Anonymous

    From United States of America - March 2023

    Great

    Overall rated

    4/5

  • Anonymous

    From Uruguay - February 2023

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    Nos gustó mucho!

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