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Sant Joan Funicular Railway

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Address: 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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Beautiful views and trekking

The funicular takes you uphill from the monastery and its terminus offers great views over the monastery and the surrounding country. The terminus is also the starting point... read more

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

The funicular takes you uphill from the monastery and its terminus offers great views over the monastery and the surrounding country. The terminus is also the starting point for several treks and the destination, expected time, height difference and difficulty level for each trek is listed outside the station. You can choose the one you want depending on the time... More 

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harrisburg, PA
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The funicular station is very easy to access from the church at Montserrat - just walk downhill. The platform was very crowded but everyone got a seat. The views were beautiful and different from the cable car we took going up that morning. I recommend going up by cable car and down by funicular. The one thing I wish I... More 

Thank francetravel
Pune, India
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Highest viewpoint. was great at the top too. Started and went on time. Wish they had more seating though

Thank uma111
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The journey doesn't take very long to reach the top. The views are both stunning and breathtaking. The train runs about every 15mins I think. It's worth going on if only for the experience and views

Thank clairannie
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were unsure if to go up, but its definitely worth it, there is a 15 hike to complete but the views are great. €12.50 return ticket for adults.

Thank Stuart M
Halifax, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Montserrat on April 16/17. From the basilica the funicular looks VERY steep compared to others I have been on. The entry was relatively quick. I stood in the lowest end of the car against the glass so I could get a great view. It was awesome! It is not as steep as it looks from the ground. The... More 

Thank Mike C
Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to Wal to St Joan via St Miguel lookout on a warm day, and when we got to St Joan decided to ride the funicular down to the Monastery level. Had to wait for 10 minutes before boarding - 2 cars operate at the same time - with both sitting & standing available. Very popular & the car was... More 

Thank 188petere
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the funicular because the path is quite difficult. We bought the TOT ticket so we had included in the fee the entrance to the museum, audiovisual, funiculars and a very good buffet lunch. The views are so beautiful

Thank Karen S
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

This one of the places that bring a big smile to your face well before you arrive. Everywhere you look you see beauty! The Fanicular railway just makes it even better.

Thank cwbyesq
Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

The engineering marvel which gets you to the top in about 7 minutes is only the start of the fun. Views across the main monastery and church of the Black Madonna and then breathtaking vistas, hidden chapels and miles of hiking/walking trails come into view. Not a typical tourist spot but from on high it is possible to sense the... More 

Thank Theresa D

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