Montserrat: the perfect day trip from Barcelona


Montserrat is a mountain range near Barcelona, Spain, and it is an excellent place to visit for several reasons.

On this text we are going to share with you the reasons why we think you should visit the region, and on the video below you will see all the details on how to get to there (the trip from Barcelona is a true adventure), what to see once you are there and how to move around.

Firstly, Montserrat offers stunning natural scenery that is unique and breathtaking. The jagged peaks of Montserrat are unlike anything else in the region, and the views from the top of the mountain are truly spectacular.

Secondly, the mountain has a rich history and cultural significance. The mountain has been considered a holy site for centuries, and the Monastery of Montserrat, which is located on the mountain, is home to a revered statue of the Virgin Mary, the famous La Moreneta, the Virgin of Montserrat. The monastery also houses a very interesting audiovisual space that showcases the history and culture of the area.

Finally, Montserrat offers a range of activities for visitors. You can hike the mountain trails, visit the monastery and museum, or take a cable car ride to the top of the mountain for breathtaking views.

Overall, Montserrat near Barcelona is a great place to visit because of its natural beauty, cultural significance, and range of activities.

Make the most of the combined tickets, including train, rack railway, funiculars and some visits at the monastery complex for the perfect experience. Check the links here:

➡️ Combined ticket Trans Montserrat
➡️ Combined ticket Tot Montserrat

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11 thoughts on “Montserrat: the perfect day trip from Barcelona”

  1. Hi Tony, we love your day trip to Montserrat.
    I am trying to copy down the exact itinerary , we will dedicate one day in Barcelona on 22 September to do this.
    From the hotel Catalonia Passeig de Gràcia, which train station is the closest ?
    Could you please tell me the exact train that you and your wife did for this video. We want to take the earliest train exactly like you. Thank you very much Tony! Lili Elhaj

    • Dear Lili, many thanks for your message. From your hotel, you can take metro line 1 (red) at Plaça de Catalunya, it will take you directly to Plaza de España. We’ve been to Montserrat many times, last time we must have taken a train at around 9 am. But the first cog railway going up the mountain departs earlier than that, so you could go even earlier. All the best!

  2. Hi , Thanks for your reply on YouTube. Maybe I mentioned where my hotel was and an address and they thought I was advertising ?? I was asking if I could get the train to Montserrat closer to my hotel instead of catching the train at Placa Espana FGC station. Nobu Hotel, Av. de Roma, 2, 4, 08014 . From Google maps it looks like there are 2 stations Barcelona Sants, and Sants Estacio (subway ??) Can I buy the ticket to Montserrat at one of these stations or do I have to purchase only at Placa Espana FGC station. ? I plan to take the train to the aerial cable car (aerial Tram) then the Funicular St Joan. Do I buy those when I get there to the loading site? Also i want to see the museum and access to the Black Madonna. Do I buy those on the site as well ? I saw your link to a combined ticket. Is that the way to go if I want to buy it the day before? My date I want to go is May 22 a Monday. I will be there may18 to 23rd. 1st day I take a motorcycle side car tour 1/2 day from “Brightside Tours” , and I already bought ticket for Segrada familia for day 2.. I also may want to go to Tibidado park or Park Guell. Or one of the evening tours of the 2 Gaudi houses . Then I leave on a ship (the one with sails) to the Monaco Grand Prix. Very Excited as I don’t get out from my ” “cage” much. Thanks for all your wonderful videos , well done ! Richard

    • Hi Richard. The train to Montserrat departs from Plaça de Espanya and won’t go through any other station in Barcelona. It’s just a 10-minute walk from you hotel (or a two-station metro ride). You’ll need to buy the tickets at the Plaça de Espanya station. But your tickets for the Aeri in advance from the company’s website unless you plan on buying any of the combined tickets we recommend on the video. You can buy the funicular tickets in Montserrat itself. Book the visit to the virgin and other activities here. From May onwards you will have to pay for the visit (previously free). All the best!

          • Thanks again. I think I will buy the combined TOT ticket, 65 euros, . but I don’t want to commit to an hour leaving time , maybe tired or jet lagged , so maybe I can buy at Placa Espanya on Saturday, May 20 for the Monday trip, May 22 ?? QUESTION: Is this safe to buy only 2 days in advance or will it be sold out.? I know this to be true at Sagrada Familia so I bought ticket 2 months ago. Thanks again, Richard H.

  3. Hi Tony,
    1. We will be driving from Castropol to Muxia on 1st May. Which will be the best route?
    2. Also we plan to visit the Monserrat and we are staying in Leonardo Gran Via in Barcelona, so how do we get to Placa de Espanya and is the train ticket an open dated one.
    3. Is the T usual worth getting to move about Barcelona for 2 days and also to the airport as on one of the days we are taking a flight to Seville without any luggage.
    Thank you for your attention.


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