Montserrat Afternoon Tour with Cogwheel Train

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Introduction

Book online the Montserrat afternoon tour with cogwheel train and be enchanted by the spirituality of Montserrat, the magic mountain of Catalonia.

The Monastery, the cogwheel train, and hiking routes will amaze you.

Enjoy the free time to explore on your own the fabulous Montserrat monastery, to see the beautiful landscape, to taste typical liqueurs or to visit the local food market.


   Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday    4 ½ hours
Highlights

Get to know the Montserrat mountain that is special for its rocks that resemble human and animal shapes.



Go up the mountain with the Cogwheel Train, which leaves you in the middle of the Monastery.



Visit the Basilica de Montserrat that holds the Montserrat Virgin, known as La Moreneta (the Black Virgin), which is the patron saint of Catalonia.


Enjoy the breathtaking views of this natural park and nearby towns around are enjoyed from the mountain.

Key details

LANGUAGES

English and Spanish.

DURATION

Approximately 4 ½ hours.

MEETING POINT | DROP OFF POINT

Carrer de Balmes 

SCHEDULE

01 Apr - 31 Oct: Daily at 03:00 PM

01 Nov - 25 Mar: Daily, except Wednesdays and Sundays at 02:15 PM

Full description

This trip to Montserrat will give you the opportunity to enjoy the wonderful and breathtaking views of the Montserrat Mountain, one of nature’s special creations. You will go up to Montserrat with the Cogwheel Train, which leaves 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 make the actual journey an interesting attraction, is air-conditioned and completely wheelchair-friendly. Renewed in June 2003, this rack railway runs between Monistrol and Montserrat, existing since the 19th century. Built to meet the need for easier access from the mountain to the Montserrat sanctuary by the pilgrims, which previously ascended the Montserrat mountain on foot or horseback along the Collbató. 

After the Cogwheel Train ride, you will visit the Royal Basilica of Montserrat, which holds the famous 12th-century Romanesque carving of Verge Moreneta (the Black Madonna). You will be able to see this famous statue of the Black Madonna from a distance.

The Benedict sanctuary of Montserrat has been 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 worshippers and pilgrims, one thousand years after it was originally founded.

Before having free time on your own to visit Montserrat attractions, like the local food market, or to do some hiking, you can enter the audiovisual room where images of the history and creation of the monastery are projected and add more flavor to your guided tour with four liquors taste, made by the monks of the monastery!

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Included

  • Air-conditioned motor coach.
  • Bilingual guide.
  • Radio guide system.
  • Taste of 4 typical liquors, handmade by the monks of the monastery.
  • Entrance to the audiovisual exhibition in Montserrat “Espai Audiovisual Montserrat”. The exhibition is based on three fundamental pillars: mountain, monastery, and sanctuary. It explains to its visitors the history, natural creation and significance of this pilgrimage site.
  • Cog – Wheel Train ticket.
  • Discounts for some of the main attractions:
  • - 20% off in the Sant Joan Funicular ticket.
  • - 10% off in the Museum entrance fee.
  • - 10% off in the buffet restaurant at the “Mirador dels Apostols”.


Excluded

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Food and drinks and other unspecified services.

Cancelation rules

Additional info

Nearest town

Nearest Airport

Reviews

Recommended
Our guide Aron was excellent, interacted very well with the whole group. It was a very pleasant experience thanks to him. His clear explanation and his accompaniment made the excursion very interesting. I was admired by the beautiful landscapes. A place not to miss!
Max

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