Montserrat is a unique mountain in the world. The Benedictine Santa Maria de Montserrat Monastery is the most important landmark on the mountain. It is one of the most famous monasteries in the Catholic world, as well as a centre for pilgrims.
The sixteenth century basilica, a fifteenth century Gothic cloister and the Montserrat Museum (MDM) are interesting places for visitors. The Mare de Déu (Our Lady) image is the main point of interest and devotion for visitors to the Holy Mountain. It is in the basilica, made of carved polychrome and golden wood at the end of the twelfth century or beginning of the thirteenth century, affectionately known as the ‘Moreneta’ because the Virgin Mary's and Baby Jesus' hands and face are dark.
The famous Escolania (boys’ choir) is dedicated to the Virgin Mary. There are documents that show that the Escolania begun in 1307, although there are reasons to believe that it begun earlier still. A group of about 50 pupils live in the monastery and take part in the choir during the daily prayers in the sanctuary. One of the most beautiful things during the visit to Montserrat is to listen to the choir sing the famous Virolai.
The Cremallera de Montserrat is the only way to get to Montserrat that leaves you right in the middle of the monastery, a 15-minute journey with a privileged and spectacular view of the mountain. The train has panoramic windows which make the actual journey an interesting attraction.
The trains are air-conditioned and they are completely wheelchair-friendly. The platforms are at the same level as the trains.
The ticket Tot Montserrat includes:
- Train (Pl.Espanya - Monistrol de Montserrat) (Return ticket) + Metro de barcelona (Return ticket) + Rack Railway (Return ticket) / Cable car (Return ticket)
- Admission to the Interactive Exhibition, which takes you on a virtual tour of the interior of the Benedictine monastery.
- A visit to the Museum of Montserrat, where you can see works by Dalí, El Greco, Miró, Picasso, Tàpies, as well as treasures of the Ancient Orient.
- Unlimited use of the Sant Joan Funicular of Montserrat, from where you can see the horizon stretching from the Pyrenees to the sea.
- Unlimited use of the Santa Cova Funicular, which takes you to the place where the Virgin of Montserrat is said to have appeared.
- Finally, lunch featuring typical Catalan dishes at the restaurant on Montserrat (self-service).
- Service open all year, except for the period of review of funiculars that 2017 is from 9th January to 10 February. The 25th of desember shall be closed.
- The start time of the service throughout the year is starting at 08.35h. Completion depends on the season. You can check the schedule to www.cremallerademontserrat.cat
Languages: All signs and indications of service are in three languages: Catalan, Spanish and English. In catering services, audiovisual and museum additional languages are available.
Acessibility: Facilities train, rack and museum are fully adapted for disabled guests. The remaining facilities have installed some shortcomings that hinder access for wheelchairs.
*Children under 4 years free.
*On 25 and 26 December called strike in the zipper and Funiculars of Montserrat. The zipper stop service 10h to 14h and 15:10 to 18:10. Cable cars will stand throughout the day.
Term and conditions
- Redeem PRINTED voucher for the ticket at the Catalan Tourist Office in the Palau Robert (Pg. de Gracia 107 - Barcelona), Monday to Saturday from 10am to 20pm and Sunday from 10.00h to 14.30h, before 31/12 the current year of the purchase.
- Cancellation policy: Valid until 31/12 the current year of the purchase.. You can always refund if it has not been validated on a machine until 31/12 the current year of the purchase.