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Sant Joan Funicular Railway

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, Montserrat, Spain
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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, Montserrat, Spain
+34 902 31 20 20
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great funicular railway - not too long to wait to get on the train - great views on the way up to the top and lovely walks from there onwards - well worth a visit!

Thank Tracey F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the station you can take the modern funicular San Joan to reach the top to Montserrat; very nice views over the Valley, and Penedes and the sanctuary of Montserrat.

Thank Manuela L
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

This railway is pretty amazing. The views are stunning. It’s really steep but the tracks are specially made for traction. Much better than a car ride.

Thank Jef N
Reviewed 26 November 2017

If you're in a hurry and don't want to walk these incredible mountains, you could us it, but if you want to have the hole exprience, just walk and see it...

Thank Pelias M
Reviewed 13 November 2017

Don't just stop at the monastery. Get on the Sant Joan and go all the way up. At the top, wlak around some more and go higher and higher on foot. The scenery is breathtaking. Remember to wear walking shoes for the top. My wife...More

Thank Daniel J
Reviewed 1 November 2017

Excellent add on to visiting the monastery.Walk at the top to the various out crops and along to St Joan as its spectacular

Thank OT15
Reviewed 30 October 2017

We were going climbing at Montserrat and took the Funicular to the base of the climbs. Saved us an hour hike each way with all our gear. It was extremely convenient and made it so that we could do much more that day.

Thank naturistcouple1234
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Our Montserrat ticket included the St Joan funicular ride so we tried it. The ride was fantastic as we stood at the lowest level of the car and could view and video record the entire ride as it went up. At the top is a...More

Thank Isaiah K
Reviewed 27 October 2017

Travelling to the top of Montserrat via funicular give you a view that is unbelievable. Great views and inspiring vistas.

Thank Carl S
Reviewed 13 October 2017

While the able-bodied and adventurous may wish to turn a trip to Montserrat into a full day of hiking those who merely wish to see the Monastery are offered two means of ascent, one a relatively standard train and the other a cable car offering...More

Thank Michael U
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Natalia C
30 October 2017|
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Response from Mike C | 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
29 January 2017|
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Response from Drc1967 | Reviewed this property |
same answer here , check the web site for info.
Cathy M
23 February 2016|
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Response from Paubcn06 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Cathy, I' assuming you want to go from Monserrat monastery to Saint Jeroni Summit, which is the highest peak of the group. Normally people take the train in Plaza España (starting at 8.30 aprox) and then climb to the... More