Montserrat Monastery and Easy mountain 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.
There are two ways to get to Montserrat Monastery complex via public transport: FGC Cremallera or Aire Cable car.
This page is specifically about the Aire de Montserrat cable car, Which is a separate transport entity from the FGC network.
The Aeri Cable car runs from FGC Aeri de Montserrat to The Montserrat Monastery and offers spectacular scenic views of the mountain.
The Aeri cable car covers a distance of 1.3Km with an altitude gain of 544m with each cabin holding upto 35 people standing.
The journey time is about 6 minutes.
The Montserrat aerial cable car (Aire de Montserrat) was opened in 1930 and connected the Montserrat Aerial station on the Barcelona-Manresa train line (FGC) and the Llobregat highway to the Monastery. As a result of damage sustained during the Spanish Civil War the cable car was out of use for a time, however, it still runs today using all the original mechanisms and structures.
The Bleichart company, whose headquarters are in Leipzig, designed and made the facility using German technology.
The running cable is 75mm in diameter whils the pulling cables are 27mm in diameter.
So you have decided that you want to go to Monserrat via the cable car and not the cremallera or you want to mix both transport systems. Lets talk about prices and combined tickets versus individual tickets for each section of the journey.
This is an all in one ticket that includes using the Cremallera to go up and return from the Monastery and also ride the two funiculars. This ticket is ideal for someone that wants to spend the day mostly exploring the Monastery basilica and Museum (collection of religious art) with some easy walking in Santa Cova and sant Joan.
This is an all in one ticket that includes using the Cremallera to go uo and return from the Monastery and also ride the two funiculars. This ticket is ideal for someone that wants to quickly exploring the Monastery basilica and spending the rest of the day hiking via my Easy Monserrat route using the Sant Joan funicular and my Santa Cova route using the Santa Cova funicular.
When I visit Montserrat, I do not use one of the two combined tickets above but buy individual tickets for each section of the journey depending on the hiking route or activity I want to do. Also I can walk up to Montserrat from Monistrol.
Prices are for an adult transport ticket
Prices are for an adult ticket
The Montserrat Aeri Yellow cable car has narrow doors and would be difficult to board for someone with rediuced mobility. At the upper station in Montserrat monastery the only way to get from the station to the monastery is via stairs of about 50 steps.
Address: C55, Km 15, Monestrol de Montserrat. 08691
The Aeri cable car is the quickest method to get to Montserrat Monastery and my preferred transport.
Take the FGC train From Plaza Espana to Aeri de Montserrat. Transfer onto the cable car.
The first departure is at 09:15h from Aire de Monistrol going up to Montserrat.
The last departure from Montserrat descending to Monistrol Aeri station is at 18:15h.
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