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Note that the Santa Cova funicular railway is still not in operation when I visited in mid June 2018. According to its website, it only mentioned it is out of service until further notice. Hence if you intend to hike to Santa Cova Chapel, allocate...More
It's a nice little chapel, a short 1.5 km hike away from the monastery and at the moment you can't ride the funicular. So it may not be worth getting the Trans Montserrat ticket (just buy the Sant Joan funicular ticket separately).
This area is a short funcular ride from the main Montserrat monestary. The hike is very easy as its mostly level. You can see some sculptures along the hike. The series covers Christ's crucifixion and resurrection. It end ends in the small church underneath a...More
The Santa Cova funicular was not running in January so we walked back and forth the entire way to the Santa Cova Chapel. The walk took about 90 minutes roundtrip. The initial part of the walk is steep downhill when going to the chapel which...More
Santa Cova funicular was included in our Montserrat ticket so my family and I took it to experience the ride and attempt the hike. Compared to St Joan the ride was shorter and less scenic because it was going downwards so there is little in...More
This was a very nice walk to see the site where they first found the Black Madonna. The chapel is peaceful and the Madonna is beautiful. It is a good place to reflect and enjoy the stillness of the building. Highly recommend this activity.
The small chapel is downhill from the monastery and marks the spot where the black Madonna (now in the monastery) was originally found. A long walk takes you from the funicular to the chapel. Apart from the beautiful views over the surrounding valley, the walk...More
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Sorry I guess you already made the trip but perhaps my reply could help others. (1) I did not encounter baggage checks when entering to view the Black Madonna; (2) Photography was allowed everywhere except when we reached... More
Sorry I guess you already made the trip but perhaps my reply could help others. (1) I did not encounter baggage checks when entering to view the Black Madonna; (2) Photography was allowed everywhere except when we reached the Altar area where the Black Madonna was because it could make the queue even longer.