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Tour of Montserrat from Barcelona by Train and Rack Railway with Audio Guide

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  • Discover the history of Montserrat as you travel to the region on a round trip from Barcelona, and learn more about the monuments through your audio guide and information booklet.

  • Hop on the rack railway for exclusive sights of Montserrat and pay a visit to the Via Crucis, Holy Grotto, and more at the Open-Air Museum.

  • At the gothic Basilica of Montserrat, admire the gold ornamentations adorning the walls and visit the Throne of the Virgin of Montserrat.

  • Catch the exhibition of the Audiovisual Space Montserrat Portes Endins that explains the history of Montserrat and everything about the mountain and the monastery.

  • Marvel at the works of art by renowned artists like Monet and Picasso and archaeological collections from the Near East at the Museum of Montserrat.

  • Upgrade your ticket and get a chance to witness the enchanting boys’ choir of Escolanía de Montserrat, one of the oldest music schools in Europe.


  • Round-trip train/rack railway from Barcelona to Montserrat

  • Visit to Basilica of Montserrat

  • Visit to Throne of the Virgin

  • Visit to Open-Air Museum

  • Entrance to Audiovisual Space Montserrat Portes Endins

  • Entrance to the Museum of Montserrat

  • Escolanía (optional)

  • Audio guide in multiple languages

  • Map

  • Information booklet

cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

your experience

Board a train and set out on a round-trip journey from Barcelona to explore the mountainous region of Montserrat, where the crown of serrated mountains stands tall to awe you. Visit the Information Office to get your hands on the multiple-language audio guide and informative booklet, along with a map to explore the monumental sites of Montserrat in depth.

The Revered Religious Sites

The centuries-old Basilica of Montserrat is a site of pilgrimage, as the Throne of the Virgin of Montserrat, a romanesque sculpture, resides here. Stand in awe of the golden arches and ornaments adorning the walls of the Basilica, and upgrade your ticket to attend the prayer ceremony and liturgical celebrations with the boys’ choir of Escolanía de Montserrat, one of Europe’s oldest music schools. Carry your tour forward to the Open-Air Museum, a sanctuary dripping with artistic and historic significance. Pay a visit to sites like the Holy Grotto, a cave-like structure which served as the hiding spot for the Virgin of Montserrat during Moorish invasions.

Historical Museums of Montserrat

A historically rich and artistically significant site, the Open-Air Museum in Montserrat is a sanctuary comprising multiple religious sites. Located here is the Holy Grotto, also called Santa Cova, where, according to legends, the sculpture of the Virgin of Montserrat was hidden to protect it from Moorish invaders. Catch a glimpse of the exhibition of Audiovisual Space Montserrat Portes Endins, which tells the story of the monastery, sanctuary, and the serrated mountains. To explore the artistic culture of the region, head over to the Museum of Montserrat, which was crowned a museum of national interest in 2006. Works by artists such as Monet, Dali, and Picasso grace the walls of the museum, with important archaeological collections from Mesopotamia, Persia, and Egypt displayed proudly in the museum.

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Important Information

  • The booklet and audio guide are available in English, Catalan, German, Spanish, French, Russian, Dutch, and Japanese.

  • It is recommended to wear comfortable clothes along with comfortable shoes as the tour involves a fair amount of walking.


Tourist Information

  • Mon - Fri: 9am - 5:30pm

  • Sat - Sun: 9am - 6:30pm


  • Daily: 7am - 8pm

Throne of Our Lady

  • Mon - Fri: 8am - 10:30am & 12pm - 6:25pm

  • Sat - Sun: 7:30am - 8pm

Religious Services and Escolanía (Boys' choir)

  • Daily: 9:30am - 1:30pm & 4pm - 6pm

Holy Grotto

  • Daily: 10:30am - 4pm

Museum of Montserrat

  • Daily: 10am - 5:45pm

Interactive Exhibition

  • Mon - Fri: 9am - 6pm

  • Sat - Sun: 9am - 6:45 pm

my tickets

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the attraction.

  • From Barcelona, ​​the best option to get to Montserrat is the train and the rack railway.

  • From Barcelona, you can board the train from Espanya station located in Barcelona-Plaza Spain. Trains run every hour starting from 8:26 am.

Ticket Redemption Point

  • Show your ticket at the Montserrat Tourist Office, to redeem the Open Air Museum tickets.

  • Address: 08199 Monestir de Montserrat, 08199, Barcelona, Spain.

Get Directions to the Redemption Point

Getting There

By Train

  • The closest train station is Montserrat Inclined Railway Station. It is a quick 1-minute walk to the attraction.

  • Board train MM to get you there.

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