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

Montserrat half-day tour by cogwheel train

based on 28 reviews
Free cancellation
Language: English , Spanish
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 5 hours
Safety measures applied
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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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • What's included
    • Air-conditioned coach
    • Bilingual local guide (English and Spanish)
    • Taste of 4 typical liquors
    • Entrance to Audiovisual 'Espai Audiovisual Montserrat'
    • Cogwheel train ticket
    What's not included
    • Food, drink and other amenities
    • Entrance tickets to any museum/monument/sight unless distinctly specified
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    Reduced price
    • Children (4-12 years): reduced
    • Infants (0-3 years): free
    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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    When
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
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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
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