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Montserrat Monastery near to Sitges
Montserrat is an almost thousand-year-old Benedictine monastery that shelters a shrine to the Mothers of God. It welcomes pilgrimages to the Holy Mountain and is 76.8 km or around 1 hour 9 mins from sitges (map/directions at foot of page).
Montserrat Map
To find out more, visit:
Monastery of Montserrat
Information Tel.: 93 877 77 66
Getting to Montserrat is easy, whether by public transport or car.
Information below is subject to change. Please see and links below for the latest information.
Hourly trains from Barcelona and Manresa link up with the rack railway, and the cable car. Montserrat is also well communicated with the main road network.
  • Walking up the mountain is an excellent way of enjoying nature.

By road

To the foot of the mountain or right up to the sanctuary.

Lying in the centre of Catalonia, well communicated by the main road network, Montserrat is just a short journey from any part of the country. Visitors can also make their way to Monistrol de Montserrat and take either the rack railway or the cable car up to the sanctuary.
From Barcelona, Girona, Tarragona and Lleida: see How to get to Montserrat by road (PDF).


If you come to the sanctuary by car, the Mount Montserrat Trust provides attended car parking at rates laid down annually by the Catalan Parliament.
This fee, apart from paying for the car park attendant service, also serves to fund other services: lighting, cleaning, gardening work and maintenance of the nature park.
Car park capacity is limited.
Prices: Cars
Price per day Up to 30 min: 0€ – Over 30 min: 5,50 €
Longer stays Up to 3 days: 8,00 €
Up to 7 days: 9,00 €
Prices: Motorbikes
Price per day 30 min: 0€ – Over 1/2h: 3,00 €
EstadesLonger stays Up to 3 days: 5,00 €
Up to 7 days: 7,00 €
Prices: Coaches
Price per day 30 minutes: 0€ – Rest: 30€
Longer stays Up to 3 days: 35€
Up to 7 days: 45€
Information Patronat de la Muntanya de Montserrat (Mount Montserrat Trust) Tel.: 93 828 40 07
By bus
Autocars Julià. Departures from Plaça dels Països Catalans, adjoining Sants Station, in Barcelona.
From Barcelona Departure: 9.15h
From Montserrat Departure: 17.00h, from October to May
Departure: 18.00h, from June to September
Prices One way: 4,70€
Autocars Julià Information Tel.: 93 261 58 58
Montserrat Information Office
Times From Monday to Friday: from 9 am to 5.45 pm
Weekends: from 9 am to 5.45 pm
Information Tel.: 93 877 77 77
The community today is made up of some 80 monks.
As at all Benedictine monasteries, the monks of Montserrat follow the Rule of Saint Benedict, devoting their lives to prayer, welcoming pilgrims and visitors, and work.
Prayer sets the rhythm for the monastery day.
The day begins and ends in prayer. Every day, apart from celebrating the Eucharist, the monks meet five times to pray (the liturgy of the hours). They also have time for private prayer and for reading the Bible and other spiritual works. All this helps to create an atmosphere of prayer throughout the day.
The reception of guests. One of the duties of monks following the Rule of Saint Benedict is to receive pilgrims coming to the monastery.
A pilgrim is any person who knocks on the door in a spirit of internal quest. Guests receive special treatment at the monastery, and may share prayers and meals with the monks.
The monks’ work is difficult to define generically, due to the diversity of tasks they perform. Some study theology, history or philosophy; others contribute to different publications, give classes at the university, devote their time to research, or help run the Escolania (Boys’Choir), the library, the archives…
They must also perform all the work necessary for the good running of the monastery and sanctuary: gardening, management of the sacristy, the infirmary, the hostel…

76.8 km or around 1 hour 9 mins from Sitges

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