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Plan Your Visit to Montserrat in Spain

Montserrat | Visitor Information At A Glance

Barcelona Montserrat Aerial View
  • Where is Montserrat located?
    Montserrat is located 60 km northwest of Barcelona. Get directions.
  • How many number visitors does Montserrat see per year?
    Montserrat sees approximately 2 million visitors annually.

What's the best time to visit Montserrat?

The best time to visit Montserrat is during the peak season from May to September, with average temperatures between 21°C and 24°C. This period sees a surge in tourists, including those on religious pilgrimages to Montserrat Monastery. July marks the warmest temperatures, reaching up to 29°C, providing an ideal environment for outdoor activities.

On the other hand, the low season from November to March experiences colder temperatures, averaging between 6°C and 9°C. Being a mountainous region, Montserrat tends to be colder and windier during these months. January is the coldest, with an average maximum temperature of 13°C. With fewer tourists, this period gives you the advantage of finding more affordable accommodation and tickets, making it an attractive option for budget-conscious travelers seeking a quieter Montserrat experience.

Where is Montserrat located?

Getting to Montserrat

Train

By Public Transportation

By Train: From Plaça Espanya, take the R5 line and get off at Aeri de Montserrat or get off one stop later, in Monistrol de Montserrat.

By Bus: Take the B23 bus from Barcelona to Monistrol de Montserrat or board a bus operated by Julia bus company leaving from Sants train station.

Car

By Car

Driving to Montserrat from Barcelona takes less than an hour, with straightforward routes that are marked clearly, offering a convenient and stunning journey.

Parking Facilities

Parking near Montserrat Monastery can be costly, and there are only a limited number of spots. Get there early to park near the monastery, as the first spots are only a 10-15 minute walk away, while getting there late means facing a 20-30 minute uphill walk.




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Know before you go to Montserrat

Tips
Shop
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Montserrat Monastery inside
Montserrat - local street delicacy
  • When you visit Montserrat, make sure to not miss out on local products that are sold in stalls around Montserrat Monastery.
  • Some of the best delicacies to try are artisanal cheese and honey. You can plan for a small picnic while taking in the beauty of Montserrat.
Restaurant
  • Restaurant Abat Cisneros (Timings: 8–10 AM, 1–3:30 PM, 7:45–9:30 PM)
    A part of the famous luxury hotel, the restaurant is most beautiful with a stone arch ceiling. The place is known to serve traditional Catalan cuisine. Find on Map.
  • Bar de la Plaça (Timings: 8 AM–10:30 PM)
    A famous bar-cafe in the heart of Montserrat, the cafe is known for its sandwiches, hamburgers, and alcoholic beverages. Find on Map.
  • La Cafeteria (Timings: 10 AM–4:30 PM)
    The cafe has two entire floors with a large open-plan eating area. The cafe serves fast food, desserts,  and drinks. Find on Map.
Stay

Budget

Abat Marcet Apartments (0.3 km)

Mid-Range

Alberg Abat Oliba (1.1 km)

Luxury

Hotel Abat Cisneros (1.4 km)

Frequently asked questions about visiting Montserrat

What is the best time to visit Montserrat?

The best time to visit Montserrat is from May to September to enjoy outdoor activities and a lively atmosphere. You can also opt to visit during November to March for a quieter experience and better deals on hotels and tickets.

Where is Montserrat located?

The Louvre Museum is located at 08691, Barcelona, Spain, 60 km northwest of Barcelona.

What is the best way to get to Montserrat?

The best way to reach Montserrat is by taking the train or bus from Barcelona.

Is Montserrat Monastery wheelchair accessible?

Montserrat Monastery has made efforts to enhance accessibility, but the mountainous terrain poses challenges for full wheelchair accessibility. The main square, basilica, and some areas are accessible, but certain parts, like the museum and the upper stations of the funicular, may be difficult to navigate.

Is there a dress code to be followed at Montserrat Monastery?

Yes, Montserrat Monastery does have a dress code to respect its religious and sacred nature. For both men and women, shoulders should be covered. Avoid tank tops, strapless tops, or halter tops. Knees should be covered and avoid shorts, short skirts, or dresses that fall above the knee. Swimwear is not permitted and hats should be removed upon entering the basilica.

How do I book tickets to visit Montserrat?

Tickets for Montserrat can be purchased online in advance to avoid potential crowds and selling out.