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Montserrat Monastery

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Montserrat Monastery features in these preplanned City Guides:

5-day Barcelona City Guide

Why visit / Interesting facts:

  • Breathtaking panoramic views
  • One of the best fine arts museums in Spain
  • A place where art, culture and nature are at their best
  • This day trip will surely be unforgettable

Time required: 640 minutes

Phone: (34) 93 877 77 01

Web site: http://www.montserratvis...

Opening hours:

Time period Opening hours
All year round: 10am - 5:45pm

Admission:

Ticket type Charge
General: 23.1 €

Public transport:

  • Train Line R5 from Espanya train station to Montserrat Aeri station. Change to cablecar to Montserrat

Address: 08199 Montserrat

Things you need to know:

  • The Benedictine monastery dates back to 1025. Became an abbacy in the 15th century
  • Tucked into the 4,000-ft. (1,219 m) ridges of Montserrat
  • Holds a shrine to the famous Black Madonna (Moreneta) icon, which according to legend was discovered in the 12th century
  • Some legends date the statue to AD 50, but research suggests it was carved in the 12th century

What to do there:

  • Discover the monastery: visit the Basilica with the famous Black Madonna, Escolania, one of the oldest boys' choirs in Europe and the Museu de Montserrat with paintings of Caravaggio, Degas, Monet, and El Greco
  • Take the funicular to Sant Joan or Santa Cova for panoramic views
  • If you have the time and fitness, you can climb to Sant Jeroni hermitage

Tips & Insights:

  • Save money by buying the Tot Montserrat ticket (38.45 €) that includes trains, entry into the Montserrat museum, funiculars, and lunch at the Montserrat restaurant (alternatively the TransMontserrat ticket (23.1 €), is for the train and funiculars only)
  • Excellent virtual visit and all the latest information on the official website

 

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