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How to get to Montserrat?
From Barcelona, take the A-2 towards Lleida, then exit 582A (Olesa, Montserrat, Manresa), take the C-55 to Monistrol de Montserrat and turn left onto the BP-1121, follow the indications to the Parking.
By Train, Cable Car (Aeri), Montserrat Rack Railway
From the FGC station called Barcelona Plaza España we must take the R-5 Barcelona-Manresa line, this line has a link with the Montserrat Cable Car (Aeri) and Cremallera (Rack Railway) stations. The journey takes 1 hour and the approximate price of a single ticket is € 5.75 one way, € 11.50 round trip.
To get on the Rack Railway we must get off at the Monistrol de Montserrat station, you can find updated information on schedules and rates here. (The approximate price is € 11.50 per adult round trip). There is the option of a combined ticket that we must purchase at the station of origin.
Montserrat Rack Railway reservation phone (0034) 93 252 14 80
Another interesting option is to get up in the mountain by the traditional Aeri (Cable Car) then, we must get off at the “Aeri de Montserrat” station. For more up-to-date information on schedules and rates, click here. (the approximate price is € 11.50 per adult round trip)
Aeri de Montserrat (Cable Car) reservations phone (0034) 93 835 00 05
There are many companies that carry out 1-day tours from Barcelona to Montserrat, the cheapest and least touristy (only transport) is Julià coaches, they have a regular line from Monday to Sunday: from Barcelona-Sants (Estació autobusos C / Viriat) to the Montserrat Sanctuary, it leaves at 9:15 a.m. from Barcelona and returns at 5:00 p.m. in winter and 6:00 p.m. in summer. Check here the updated schedules. The approximate price is € 5.10 per adult (one way)
To get more information and reservations call to (0034) 93 261 58 58
Where to park in Montserrat?
The Sanctuary area has a paid parking that has a price of € 6.50 per 24 hours.
It is a parking lot with limited places, so it is recommended to arrive early if you want to find a place. Especially on weekends and holidays.
There are other parking options away from the sanctuary such as Can Maçana (Paid parking, € 4
There is a free parking in the hermitage of Santa Cecilia Also far from the sanctuary.
In the different villages surrounding the mountain (Collbató, El Bruc, Monistrol, Marganell) we will find numerous places to park for free, in Collbató we can leave the car in the picnic area called Ermita de la Salut near the Salnitre tourist caves.
Where to sleep in Montserrat?
The most common lodging option in Montserrat is the Abad Marcet cells, these are small, no-frills apartments, but very correct, in addition, they are located very close to the basilica. Click here for more information, rates and availability or call (0034) 93 877 77 01 It is possible to stay in the cells with your dog.
The 3-star Abad Cisneros Hostel is also placed in a very good location, in Plaza Abad Oliva, very close to the basilica and with very good views. Click here for more information on availability and rates or call (0034) 93 877 77 01
A very interesting option is to stay at the Vicenç Barbé refuge in the region of “les agulles”, to get there, the best route is from the Coll de can Maçana, making a nice excursion (about 45 minutes). During the week, an area is open as a free refuge, consult here for updated information and rates or call (0034) 937 641 681
Where to camp in Montserrat?
It is possible to camp in the “Area Esportiva i d’Acampada de Montserrat”, it is a very simple and cheap mini-camping (€ 3.5 per tent + € 4 per adult approximately) it is usually chosen by climbers
It is located 10 minutes from the Sanctuary in the direction of the “creu de Sant Miquel”, there is not much comfort, but the experience of camping in the place is worth it. The views from the camping area are spectacular.
It is only open during the summer months.
You will not find information on the internet about this “campsite”, which makes it more interesting as we are not met with crowds of tourists. The majority public are climbers.
For more information and reservations call to (0034) 93 77 77 77
Where to sleep with a motorhome or camper van in Montserrat?
In the Sanctuary Parking it is allowed to stay overnight for € 6.5 / 24h. It is recommended to park in the highest part once the crowds have left because it is flatter.
Motorhome area in Monistrol de Montserrat, free and with services, is located on the road, near the town and the Cremallera station.
Can Jorba parking, Free but without services, near El Bruc and the climbing area.
- Parking of the hermitage of Santa Cecilia, Free and without services.
Natural Park Rules to take in account
The circulation of vehicles off roads is not allowed
Wild camping is not allowed
It is totally forbidden to light a fire
Dogs must ALWAYS be on a leash
Climbing is regulated throughout the park, more information Here