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Summary for Montserrat Monastery

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"Montserrat Monastery"

Private monastery complex with main church and museum open to the public. Famous for its statue of the Black Madonna, patron saint of Catalonia.

Address: Monestir de Montserrat, Monistrol de Montserrat. 08199

Summary of prices for Montserrat Monastery

Train/Bus Fare Entry Ticket Additional Information
Adult 24.00 Euros
Child 18.80 Euros
Group/Family Ticket: See FGC Website for group and family tickets
Notes: Monastery is Free to visit. Small fee of 2 Euros to visit the Black Madona Statue.
Free day:

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About Montserrat Monastery

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The sanctuary of the Virgin Mary of Montserrat, has its historical origins in the hermitage of Santa Maria, which Count Guifre el Pelas gave to the Monastery of Ripoll in the year 888.

In 1025, Oliba, Abbot of Ripoll and Bishop of Vic, founded a new monastery at the hermitage of Santa Maria de Montserrat. 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.

In 1409 the monastery of Montserrat became an independent abbey. From 1493 to 1835, a period in which the monastery underwent great reforms, growing and increasing in splendour, Montserrat was part of the Valladolid Congregation.

During the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, the Monastery of Montserrat became a cultural centre of the first order. The Montserrat Music School produced important composers.

The French War (1808-1811) and disentailment in 1835 brought destruction and abandonment, but in 1844 monastic life began to return and in 1881 there were the Festivities for the Coronation of the Image of Our Lady, at which She was proclaimed Patron Saint of Catalonia by Pope Leo XIII.

The Spanish Civil War (1936 - 1939) led once again to the abandonment of the monastery. However, the Government of Catalonia managed to save Montserrat from being sacked and destroyed.

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"La Puda Abandoned Thermal Baths"

La Puda Abandoned Thermal Baths

Former luxury spa and bathhouse with sulphated water from nearby natural spring for its health properties. Known for its urban graffiti art. Private ruin.
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"Abandoned Hotel Colonia Puig To Montserrat Monastery"

Abandoned Hotel Colonia Puig To Montserrat Monastery

Hotel built by Catalan industrialist in 1910. It was used as a field hospital during the civil war and since 1990 has been left abandoned.
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"Montsearrat Easy Santa Cova walk"

Montsearrat Easy Santa Cova walk

An EASY 1.4 Km route from Montserrat Monatery via Cami de la Santa Cova to Santa Cova chapel via monuments and sculptures with a distinctly religious theme.
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"Sant Jeroni from Montserrat Monastery"

Sant Jeroni from Montserrat Monastery

An EASY-MEDUIM circular route Montserrat Monastery to Sant jeroni Sumit viewpoint via Santa Anna, Sant Jerioni, Santa Magdalena, Sant Joan and Sant Miquel hermitages.
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"Easy Montserrat Walking Route"

Easy Montserrat Walking Route

7km EASY circular route from Montserrat Monastery that passes via several abandoned hermitages and viewpoints in the Montserrat Mountain range.
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"Montserrat Aeri Cable Car Ride"

Montserrat Aeri Cable Car Ride

Inaugurated in 1930, It is a short 5 minute scenic cable car ride from the FGC aeri de Montserrat train station to Monserrat Monastery.
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"Montserrat Cremallera and Funiculars"

Montserrat Cremallera and Funiculars

A history, some technical details, photos and usefull links about the Cremallera rack railway and funicular cable railways at Montserrat Monastery.
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Visiting Montserrat Monastery

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Today, Montserrat has been modernised to continue attending to the needs to pilgrims one thousand years after it was originally founded.

This day trip is to visit the Montserrat Monastery and then complete an EASY 7km circular route walking up into the mountains to visit abandoned and ruined hermitages and viewpoints. Once back at the Monastery, return home via Cramallera or Cable car to get FGC train back to Plaza Espana in Barcelona.

My recommeded place to eat is the Montserrat buffet Restaurant.

Getting To Montserrat Monastery

The quickest way is to get the FGC train From Plaza Espana to Aeri de Montserrat and transfer onto the cable car. This is my recommended route as it offers the most scenic views. However there is also a slower and less scenic cremallera train that departs from Monistrol de Montserrat and arrives at Montserrat monastery via Monistrol vila.

These stations are on the FGC LLobregat Anoia lines.

Weather for Monistrol de Montserrat

Additionally, I recomend checking Mountain Forcast website Which has more detailed information about the Montserrat mountain range Weather.

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Monastery Cremallera and Funiculars PDF: Monastery Cremallera and Funiculars
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Wikiloc Route for Montserrat Monastery

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