Take the train to Monistrol de Montserrat and ride the rack railway or cable car to the top of the holy mountain. These are all included with your Trans Montserrat card, from Barcelona to Montserrat, which is much more than a travel pass!
Montserrat is a Benedictine monastery, a natural park and a shrine to spirituality and Catalan culture
. Discover it in the most relaxed way at your own pace with the Trans Montserrat card.
The train that will take you to Monistrol de Montserrat, at the foot of the mountain, leaves from plaça Espanya which is served by the metro network. Once you reach the foothills of Montserrat you decide if you want to get to the top on the rack railway, the Cremallera
, which opened in the 19th century and has recently been refurbished, or by the cable car, the Aeri
, which scales gradients of up to 45%. In both cases, you'll enjoy a journey with spectacular panoramic views until you get to Montserrat.
When you arrive at Montserrat, you'll be able to visit the audiovisual exhibit "Montserrat behind closed doors"
. It takes you on a virtual tour of the monastery where you'll find out about the everyday life of a community of the Benedictine Order. Inside the basilica you'll find the Black Madonna, or "Moreneta"
, affectionately named because of the dark colour of her skin.
You'll be able to extend your trip with a ride on the Sant Joan funicular, to see how far the horizon stretches from the Pyrenees to the sea. What does your Trans Montserrat include?
Tras Montserrat card*
- Round trip metro ticket from Barcelona to Montserrat (plaça Espanya).
- Round trip train ticket from Barcelona to Monistrol de Montserrat or Aeri de Montserrat cable car.
- Round trip ticket on the Cremallera or Montserrat cable car.
- Unlimited use of the Sant Joan. Santa Cova funicular included if it's working.
- Free admission to the shrine of the Virgin and basilica. No pre-booking is necessary, but ticketholders will have to join the queues to get in (the Trans Montserrat ticket does not give priority access).
- Entrance to the audiovisual exhibit "Montserrat behind closed doors".
*You must exchange the printed voucher at the specified collection point in order to receive the Trans Montserrat card. You will not be permitted to use the services listed without the Trans Montserrat card.
Tickets pick up
- Trans Montserrat Cremallera: Monday to Sunday.
- Trans Montserrat Aeri: Monday to Sunday.
- Tourist information point in plaça Catalunya*, 17-basement. Times: daily from 9am to 9pm. (Except 1st January and 25th December).
- Tourist information point in Barcelona Airport*. Terminals T1, T2 and metro L9 lobby; daily from 8.30am to 8.30pm.
- FGC (Catalan Rail) station in plaça Espanya, daily, from 8am to 2pm.
- You must exchange the printed voucher at the specified collection point in order to receive the Trans Montserrat card. You will not be permitted to use the services listed without the Trans Montserrat card.
- No refunds will be issued if you have exchanged the voucher for the Trans Montserrat card.
- Children under 4 free.
- The station, funicular and "cremallera" are accessible to the disabled people.
- Visitors to the Montserrat Monastery are not permitted to wear braces, shorts or sandals.
- Sant Joan Funicular closed from 08/1/2024 to 26/1/2024.
- Santa Cova Funicular closed from 29/1/2024 to 26/2/2024. From 17th February to 29th February open only Saturday and Sunday.
Customer services provider: TOT MONTSERRAT - FGC