The Montserrat Classic Express

The Montserrat Classic Express

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For those who want to get to know Catalonia better and travel in the area, we have a new offer! The Montserrat Classic Express is the new historic train from Montserrat whose line was recently inaugurated. This is a new proposal of the Ferrocarrils of the Generalitat de Catalunya that will unite the population of Sant Boi de Llobregat (on the outskirts of Barcelona) with the magic mountain of Montserrat in a modernist historical train. On this occasion, this historic train from Montserrat is named Montserrat Classic Express 1890 and has a maximum capacity of 157 seats in 4 historic cars recovered and restored for the occasion with 4 cars designed in noble woods. The stationmaster, dressed in vintage, as well as several stewardesses, also arranged in the fashion of the beginning of the last century. It is a theatrical route.

A first stop at the Martorell train station, within a few minutes, allows a quick visit to the Museum of Steam located in the terminal itself. At this stop, also, a small tasting of typical Catalan traditional products is served, such as the famous carquinyolis, seasoned with a sweet wine, Malvasía de Sitges. The following station is already the population of Monistrol de Montserrat, located at the foot of the mountain. This is where the transfer to the not less historic, although modern, Tren Cremallera de Montserrat is carried out. It is time to enjoy the Montserrat Mountain!

Whoever wants can enter the Basilica of Montserrat in order to show their respect to the Black Virgin, the Moreneta, the most beloved of the Catalan virgins, a true national symbol. You can also visit the Museum of Montserrat and even take the Funicular to enjoy beautiful views of the monastery from the top of the mountain. As you return to the train you will be surprised that the wagon tables have been conveniently stopped to enjoy a lunch.

In fact, the Montserrat Classic Express also tries to become a gastronomic experience so that during the return to the station of origin a lunch consisting of kilometer zero products is served. It is a proposal of Catalan products, all delicious, marinated with Catalan wines and cavas and that could not end without the famous slaughter of Montserrat, a cottage cheese that represents a true culinary institution. This is a simple but appetizing lunch and a good time for travelers to relax during the final miles of the Montserrat Classic Express.

Montserrat’s historic train is just starting to work, but the initial proposal is to take the route between Sant Boi de Llobregat and Montserrat every Wednesday and Sunday. It is a personalized service and with prices in line with the offer. There are 2 rates:

Rate A: € 130, Wagons C117, C103 and C31.
Price B: 80 €, Wagon C36.

Both rates include Montserrat’s historic train journey, snacks and drinks during the Martorell stop and the round trip with the Montserrat rack. In addition, rate A includes gastronomic lunch service on the return of the Montserrat Classic Express. Do not miss the opportunity to visit Barcelona and enjoy your best summer proposals with Hostal Fontanella. Spend a few days in the city staying in our rooms that we have for the center of the city.

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