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Abandoned Hotel Colonia Puig To Montserrat Monastery

11km linear route from Monistrol de Montserrat via Abandoned 1910 hotel Colonia Puig, Sant Benet & Sant Cecilia monasteries finishing at Montserrat monastery

Updated: Jul 14, 2024 by: Barcelona Travel Hacks Views: 2.7k

About Abandoned Hotel Colonia Puig To Montserrat Monastery

Little historical records and documentation exist about the hotel so I will try and give an overview.

Around 1910, the Catalan industrialist Sr. Puig, acquired the Farmhouse site to build his hotel, apparently counting on the financial help of his friend, Alejandro Lerroux who led the radical republican party. According to an autobiographical manuscript by the anarchist Juan Garcia Oliver, he claims to have been hired in this hotel as a waiter in 1918. Thus, the opening of the premises had to take place before 1918 but there is data that puts it in 1912.

The magnificent location of the three-storey hotel attracted, from the moment of its opening, high society guests that could have a room from 3.50 pesetas (about 145 Euros today) and Room including meals for 15 pesetas (about 630 euros today). For the transfer of its customers, the hotel even had a fleet of Swiss cars.

The civil war (1936) ended the hotel business and the building was used as a blood hospital for wounded soldiers from the civil war. Republican and civilian servicemen were welcomed - severely wounded as a result of German bombs dropped by Stukas aircraft, many of them from the nearby town of Monistrol de Montserrat, Heavily bombed in early 1939 by shelling.

After the war, the hotel reopened its doors. This is recorded in the publicity of a banquet that it hosted in 1955 to celebrate the tenth anniversary of Montesa motorcycles. Finally, the hotel closed its doors in the late 80s.

Visiting Abandoned Hotel Colonia Puig To Montserrat Monastery

Today, the hotel is an unmanaged privately owned abandoned ruin.

NOTE: Should you enter the building, be aware that the complex is extremely unstable and is very dangerous, especially after heavy rainfall. You enter at your own risk with the knowledge that you are trespassing on private property.

What to take with you for Abandoned Hotel Colonia Puig To Montserrat Monastery

This is a medium walking route and is predominantly an uphill walk. I always do it with a small rucksack of the essentials including first aid kit. Emergency waterproof jacket is optional depending on the weather forecast.

Take 2 to 3 litres of water because there is nowhere to top up water bottle along the route. Don't forget a head torch if you want to explore the ruins.

Abandoned Hotel Colonia Puig To Montserrat Monastery Summary of Prices

Train/Bus Fare Entry Ticket Additional Information Train/Bus Fare Entry Ticket Additional Information Adult € 18.50 FREE Child € 18.50 FREE Not Suitable for childrenGroup/Family Ticket? N/ANotes Walk is free, Return train ticket costs 18.50 Euros.

Getting to Abandoned Hotel Colonia Puig To Montserrat Monastery

Address: BP-1121 Marganell S/N, Monestrol de Montserrat. 08199

The quickest way is to get the FGC train to Monistrol de Montserrat and walk through the town up the mountain towards Monastery de Sant Bennet for about 2km.

However. I have a more interesting 11km walking route starting at FGC Monistrol de Montserrat. The route finishes at the Montserrat Monastery, which can be visited before descending the mountain via the cable car or cremallera and Returning to Barcelona via the FGC train service.

For the hiking route, see the Wikiloc section.

These stations are on the FGC LLobregat Anoia lines.



Discover Montserrat from the sky with a unique view of the mountain using the Aeri Cable car to visit the Benedictine Abbey of Santa María de Montserrat and its famous statue of the Virgin of Montserrat.

Return and one way tickets available.

Note: This ticket is for the cable car only so a separate ticket for the FGC to Aeri de Montserrat needs to be purchased.

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Wikiloc Trail for Abandoned Hotel Colonia Puig To Montserrat Monastery

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A walk in the Montserrat mountains via Monistrol, Sant Bennet Monastery, Abandoned hotel Colonia Puig, Sant Cec?lia, Sant Benet Chapel and Motserrat monastery.

Distance: 10.98 Km

Difficulty: Moderate

Return Travel Fare: €18.50

Transport Network: FGC & cable car

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