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Funicular de Sant Joan: Tours & Tickets

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This funicular offers a spectacular panoramic view of Montserrat Mountain, 1,000 m above sea level. The viewpoint offers a bird’s-eye view of the monastery as well as spectacular views of the surrounding area and the Pyrenees. At Sant Joan station...more
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Pl. Espanya station lobby | Operates in the area around Mare de Déu de Montserrat abbey. From the abbey esplanade, the Sant Joan railway connects with the highest part of the mountain, 08691 Montserrat, Spain
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All reviews sant joan funicular railway great ride spectacular views up hill takes about minutes starting point return ticket cable car visit montserrat well worth the trip rack railway day trip hike monastery walks track
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm so afraid of heights I was hesitant to do this, however I sucked it up and pushed myself and it was not as scary as I had anticipated. I felt safe although looking up it appeared to be very steep!

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank Jen K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It as a great trip, but a shame about the masses of people! We chose an early morning train, but I advise maybe going in the afternoon, as we had to stand for the one hour train journey, not ideal for two 65+ travelers.

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank VivNewZealand
Reviewed 9 September 2019 via mobile

It was an unbelievable ride up the steep hill to the hiking trail. Looking back at the monastery from the funicular was surreal!

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 15 August 2019

This is a rack railway which has been modernized to look like a tram. It uses rack and pinion to lift the train up the mountainside and is a great way to approach Montserrat

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Gordon H
Reviewed 5 August 2019 via mobile

The cable train ride all the way to the top of the mountain is a must go experience. Be sure you get the Tot Montseratt ticket so that you can avail this experience.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank alphagaskie
Reviewed 22 July 2019 via mobile

Use the opportunity to see the beautiful mountain area , which surround the abbey of Montserrat. Fly over the clouds and make the wonderful pictures . Also it’s a beautiful place for a nice picnic 👍🌺

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank OxanaKiev
Reviewed 17 July 2019 via mobile

On the way up, we could hardly see anything as the train was so crowded. It was not a clear day, which did not help. It gave the ride up very little of the feeling of being high on a mountain. The return journey was...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Johnwpf
Reviewed 17 June 2019 via mobile

Me and wifey visited Montserrat from Barcelona as a day trip. It wouldn't have been complete without the funicular ride worth unbelievable views on the way up and down. Please be prepared to soak in the view and be ready with a camera for making...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank PillaiRamgopal
Reviewed 28 April 2019

Go early to avoid lines for the funicular - it only holds 63 people at a time. Easy, gentle ride to the top, where you can hike, explore and enjoy the incredible views. Only about 50 minutes from Barcelona, this is a fun getaway. You...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank Gail V
Reviewed 25 April 2019 via mobile

I enjoyed the whole experience of taking train and cable car from Plaça Espana to Montserrat- the black Madonna was incredible- the funicular- awesome - did a hike - read about the geology It was a great day I would not suggest taking a bus...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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josephbrigitteb
12 August 2019|
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Response from alphagaskie | Reviewed this property |
Im not sure with the parking spaces if you’re driving. Our Funicular ride was included in our Tot Montserrat Ticket which was purchased in Plaza Espanya worth €53 each. TotTickets includes 1) Return Train from Plaza... More
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NataliaC3995
30 October 2017|
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Response from MikeChfx | Reviewed this property |
As someone noted above there is a staircase which runs parallel to the funicular - it has a railing. I hoped to have attached a photo to demonstrate how steep it is but there is no link to bring the photo into the reply and... More
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clairechen62
29 January 2017|
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Response from Drc1967 | Reviewed this property |
same answer here , check the web site for info.
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