Funicular de Sant Joan, Montserrat

4.4
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Tramway · Scenic Railroad
Get a panoramic view of Montserrat by taking Funicular de Sant Joan. Enjoy the views as you take the steepest funicular in Spain. Once at the top, get a bird’s eye view of the monastery below and the surrounding Pyrenees. Visit the nature center to learn about the history, climate, vegetation, and wildlife of the mountain. Choose between several walks and hikes of varying length and difficulty, all clearly marked and signposted along the way. Arrive early if you want to miss the tour buses, and bring your own water if you don’t want to pay extra at the top. Use our Montserrat driving holiday planner to arrange your visit to Funicular de Sant Joan and other attractions in Montserrat.
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  • Once you've arrived Montserrat Monastery, it's hard not to be tempted to visit the Sant Joan or the Santa Cova as they have the very convenient funiculars to take you there. On the day we visited...  more »
  • This funicular allows you to reach another peak from the montserrat abbey. It is cheaper if you buy the combination ticket from Espana train station. It provides train to montserrat, cable car or...  more »
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  • Putting fear into fun, if heights aren't your thing, you might want to avoid the Sant Joan Funicular. However, if amazing views are your thing, go for a ride, you won't regret it! Seriously, though, this funicular is just like any you've been on but with scenery that you won't find anywhere else, though the actually vistas are limited as the funicular travels up what is essentially a giant crag. Still, the views from the top are worth it!
  • Very cool ride. Leads to great hiking too.

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