Montserrat from Barcelona with Train + Rackrailway
Explore Montserrat at your own pace with this experience that lets you in to the many wonders of the mountain city!
- Immerse yourself in the spiritual atmosphere of the Montserrat mountain and enjoy some breathtaking views of the adjacent areas
- Admire the beautiful Royal Basilica of Montserrat, which holds the carving of the Black Madonna and the Virgin of Montserrat, the patron saint of Catalonia enshrined in the structure.
- If the time of year is right, enjoy the performance by the children’s choir L’Escolania, which only adds to the exquisite experience of the Basilica.
- Enjoy access to the Audiovisual Space and learn about the history of the Sanctuary.
- Stop for a lunch at the Buffet Restaurant located in Montserrat.
One of the best and fastest ways to commute from bustling Barcelona to serene Montserrat is by taking the train to the foot of the mountain before boarding a cog wheel train that will make the 15 minute and over 4000 ft ascent to the top of the mountain and straight into the monastery.
Enjoy access to the Montserrat museum, home to the great collection of art managed by the Abbey of Montserrat, and containing various works by Catalan artists, other sculptures and architectural pieces and spanning a vast chronological period of time.
Visit the Basilica of Montserrat, which houses the Virgin of Montserrat, who was the patron saint of Catalonia. The little monastery first gained fame and recognition when it started receiving pilgrims and visitors who spread the word of the miracles and wonders performed by the Virgin. Though the Monastery has modernized, it still caters to the needs of the pilgrims that stop here. You can also admire from a distance the famous 12th century Romanesque carving of the Verge Moreneta, better known as the Black Madonna. The treasures within the monastery are almost as breathtaking as the views from it.
Stop for a quick lunch at the buffet restaurant before visiting the audio- visual exhibition about the creation of Montserrat and its rich history. Should the time of year be opportune, you may get to enjoy the beautiful performance by the Escolania of Montserrat, the children’s choir at the sanctuary.
- Train from Barcelona to Montserrat.
- Ticket to Rack Railway
- Ticket to the Montserrat Museum
- Ticket to Audiovisual Room
- Buffet/Coffee Shop Lunch
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
Know Before You Go
Railway Ticket Office: The opening hours of the ticket office in Plaça Espanya is from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM. You can only validate your ticket transport during these hours.
Rack Railway: Two to three trains run every hour from 8:30 AM to 7:00 PM.
Information Office: Open from 9:00 AM to 5:45 PM.
The Audiovisual Space:* Open from 9:00 AM to 5:45 PM.
The Museum of Montserrat: Open from 10:00 AM to 5:45 PM.
Buffet Restaurant: Open from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM.
The Basilica: Open from 7:30 AM to 8:00 PM. Convent mass is at 11 am (during religious services we ask you not to enter unless you wish to participate).
The Tabernacle of Our Lady: Open from 8:00 AM to 10:30 AM and 12 - 6:30 PM.
Rules to be observed in the Sanctuary
The Basilica and Tabernacle of Our Lady:
You may take photos inside the Basilica, provided you do so without flash and no services are being held.
At the Throne of Our Lady, it is best not to take photos, as it slows down the queue and disturbs others.
During acts of worship, we ask you not to enter the Basilica unless you wish to take part. Please wait until the services are finished.
The Tabernacle of Our Lady is closed during services to make it easier for the faithful to take part and attain an ambiance of silence and prayer.
The Crypt, the Holy Chapel and the Tabernacle:
- These are places of worship. Please do not enter unless it is for devoting a few minutes of prayer and meditation.
All museum visitors must act properly and safely at all times and they must not disturb others, hinder the normal operation of the museum or damage the museum facilities. Children must be accompanied by an adult responsible for their behaviour.
Visitors may not enter the museum with bags, packages, suitcases or backpacks larger than 40 x 30 cm.
Photographs may be taken without flash in the museum galleries. Taking photographs is prohibited in the temporary exhibitions, unless otherwise indicated. Tripods are not allowed.
Strict Cancellation Policy
These tickets cannot be cancelled or refunded.
Once the purchase process is complete, you will receive a confirmation email. Print out the attached document with the QR code and bring it with you on the day of your visit or download the attached document and show it on your mobile phone on the day of your visit; this will be your ticket, and you must show it at the different points of validation. At the FGC booths in Pl. Espanya Station you will receive your transport card.
Barcelona-Plaça Espanya Station, Barcelona
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