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- MONTSERRAT – THE MAGIC MOUNTAIN -

“Montserrat” The Magic Mountain is the only mountain in the world with such grace and unique shape.

The name of Montserrat means the serrated mountain, and it is the birthplace of legends traditions and place of pilgrimage. To be enjoyed for the beauty of the mountain and surrounding area. Also for the fact that it has always been the religious center of Catalonia. It is the sanctuary of the “Moreneta” and also it has a Benedictine sanctuary with more than thousand years of history, which is situated in the center of the mountain.

“La escolania” is a boy’s choir. You can listen at them from Monday to Friday

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What to visit in Montserrat?

  • The Sanctuary and the Monastery
    At Montserrat you can visit: the Sanctuary, the image of the virgin “La Moreneta”, and the Museum of Montserrat that has six permanent collections and include paintings from Picasso , Dali, Degas , Monet , El Greco , Tiepolo , Caravaggio , among other famous painters .
  • The Natural Park
    Montserrat is located in a Natural Park and offers many possibilities of nature lovers. It has various hiking trails, as well as options for climbing from the easiest to the highest level.
    To reach the diferent points there is the option to go walking or to take the funicular, that takes you to the different parts of the mountain.
    To reach the sanctuary you can do it with the “cremallera”-train, a transport that will allow you to enjoy a privileged view of the spectacular surroundings fo the Mountain of Montserrat.
    All the “Cremallera”-trains are panoramic, air conditioned and adapted for people with reduced mobility.

¿HOW TO GET TO MONTSERRAT?

You can access the magic mountain of Montserrat from different villages placed at the base of the mountain (El Bruc, Monistrol, etc.).

To visit the Sanctuary Area, you should use the access through the village “Monistrol de Montserrat": Once you arrive to this village, you are almost there and you can make the last kilometers by car or by Cremallera Train (cog railway).

HOW TO GET FROM THE HOTEL TO MONISTROL DE MONTSERRAT

There are different routes to get to Monistrol de Montserrat by car, and we recommend the route by the Highway C-32, which takes approximately 1h and 15m (69km / toll cost 3.70€). When you arrive in Monistrol, you can park your car there and take the Cremallera Train and enjoy nice panoramic views, or just continue with the car until the Sanctuary.

HOW TO GET FROM MONISTROL DE MONTSERRAT TO THE SANCTUARI

To arrive to the Sanctuary there are two options:

  • By car: There is a mountain road of 8.5 km that takes you to the Sanctuary. (The drive is about 16 minutes). It is a well maintained road although it has many curves, and you will find a signs that will show you the way.
    There is an outdoor parking area just about 600 meters from the Sanctuary. This parking has a cost and is not particularly cheap, especially if you want to stay there several ours.
    See route from the hotel to the Sanctuary
  • By Cremallera Train (Cog Railway): This is the option that we recommend, as the journey on the Cremallera Train is a very nice experience!
    The railway drives you up the mountain until the Monastery. This kind of transport will allow you to enjoy a beautiful view of the spectacular surroundings of the mountain of Montserrat.
    All Montserrat’s Cremallera Train are panoramic, with air conditioning and adapted for people with reduced mobility.
    See Schedules and Rates of the Cremallera Train
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