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Montserrat Experience

Availability: Daily
Duration: 1 day
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INSTANT CONFIRMATION
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  • Admire the mountain surroundings, straight to the sanctuary
  • Enjoy the Montserrat behind closed doors
  • Taste some local liqueurs
  • Reach Montserrat from Barcelona with the train and rack railway combination
What to expect

Discover Montserrat on your own with a audio guide, a map and an informative booklet. Explore the most important facets of the monastery's history and the major sites of the Sanctuary of Montserrat.

Located in a building designed by the architect Josep Puig i Cadafalch, the Museum of Montserrat (MDM) is home to one of the country's most important art collections. Containing works by Caravaggio, El Greco, Rusiñol, Casas, Picasso, Dali, Monet and others, it also has a valuable collection of the Archaeology of the Ancient World with archaeological remains from the Near East (ancient Persia, Mesopotamia, Egypt, the Holy Land...). There also are temporary exhibitions in addition to the permanent collection. The MDM was declared a National Museum of Spain in 2006.

The new, completely renovated Montserrat audiovisual space is the result of the monastery's desire to provide more information to the thousands of pilgrims and visitors who want to know what Montserrat is and what it means. The exhibition is based on three fundamental areas: the mountain, the monastery and the sanctuary.

In your trip to Montserrat, you can choose one of these three options:

  • Montserrat Experience: Includes audio guide Museum Open Air, entrance to the Audiovisual Space and free access to the Basilica
  • Montserrat Experience Gastronomic: Includes audio guide Museum Open Air, entrance to the Audiovisual Space, free access to the Basilica, lunch at buffet and spirits tasting
  • Montserrat Experience Gastronomic with train and rack railway: Includes audio guide Museum Open Air, entrance to the Audiovisual Space, fee access to the Basilica, lunch at buffet and spirits tasting and train (from/to Barcelona) + Rack railway. From the Barcelona-Pl. Espanya station there are Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya trains to Montserrat every hour beginning at 8.36am. Opening hours of the ticket office at the Plaça Espanya FGC: 8.00am to 2.00pm (Outside these times you may not validate your transport ticket). The Montserrat Rack Railway is a public transport means that climbs over 600 metres, allowing visitors to fully enjoy the mountain surroundings, straight to the sanctuary. If you select this option, you should show the voucher at the FGC Pl. Espanya ticket office and there they will give you the train and rack railway ticket. Take any R5 train towards Manresa and get off at the Monistrol de Montserrat station (rack railway).
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What's included
  • Montserrat Experience: audio guide museum open air, entrance to the audiovisual space, free access to the basilica
  • Montserrat Experience Gastronomic: audio guide museum open air, entrance to the audiovisual space, free access to the basilica, lunch at buffet, Montserrat spirits tasting
  • Montserrat Experience Gastronomic with Train and Rack Railway: train and rack railway ticket, audio guide museum open air, entrance to the audiovisual space, free access to the basilica, lunch at buffet, Montserrat spirits tasting
Reduced price
  • Infants 0-3: free
  • Children 4-7: reduced
  • Youth 8-13: reduced
Where

Monestir de Montserrat, Barcelona, Spain

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Pick up your audio guide, map and informative booklet at the Information Office in Montserrat when you show your voucher (either printed out or shown from your mobile device). If you select the option Montserrat Experience Gastronomic with train and rack railway, you should show the voucher at the FGC Pl. Espanya ticket office and there they will give you the train and rack railway ticket. Take any R5 train towards Manresa and get off at the Monistrol de Montserrat station (rack railway)

What to remember
  • The audio guide is available in: Catalan, Spanish, English, Russian, French and German
  • Booklet languages: Catalan, Spanish, English, French, German, Dutch, Russian and Japanese
  • From the Barcelona-Pl. Espanya station there are Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya trains to Montserrat every hour beginning at 8.36am. The Montserrat Rack Railway is a public transport means that climbs over 600 metres, allowing visitors to fully enjoy the mountain surroundings, straight to the sanctuary
  • Opening hours of the ticket office at the Plaça Espanya FGC: 8.00am to 2.00pm (Outside these times you may not validate your transport ticket)
  • The Audiovisual Space is open from 9.00am to 5.45pm
  • The Museum of Montserrat is open from 10.00am to 5.45pm
  • The Basilica is open to the public from 7.30am to 8.00pm. Convent mass is at 11.00am (please, don't enter during religious services unless you wish to participate)
  • The Tabernacle of Our Lady is open from 8.00am to 10.30am and from 12.00pm to 6.30pm
  • The Boy's Choir sings 'Salve and Virolai' from Monday to Friday at 1.00pm and Sundays at noon. From Sunday to Thursday they take part in Vespers (6.45pm)
  • The performances of the Boy's Choir may vary due special liturgical celebrations and the school year calendar
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When

Daily

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