Discover the Montserrat Funiculars

Santa Cova funicular

A placid journey that combines legend and art

The Santa Cova Funicular connects the sanctuary with the cave, the troglodyte chapel attached to the rock where, according to legend, shepherds found the image of the Virgin of Montserrat. Since 1929, pilgrims have descended by funicular to this emblematic place, where art and nature are breathed.

This transport arrives at the place where the monumental Rosary begins, the most important outdoor sculptural ensemble of Catalan modernism, with works by Antoni Gaudí and Josep Llimona, among others. There is also an exhibition dedicated to funiculars, their operation and their history.

The funicular runs a route of 262 meters, and overcomes a drop of 118 meters. The Santa Cova Funicular was built in 1929 for the Ferrocarrils de Muntanya a Grans Pendents (FMGP) company, which also owned the Sant Joan Funicular. Since 1986, both funiculars are managed by FGC.

Over the years, the Santa Cova Funicular has been renovated twice - in 1963 and 1991 - but the severe floods that hit the mountain of Montserrat during the month of June 2000, profoundly affected the facilities As the lower station and one of the cars were partially destroyed.

The opportunity was taken to completely renovate the facilities of the line, with new panoramic vehicles, which entered service in June 2001.

Dos trens del Funicular de la Santa Cova / Dos trenes del Funicular de la Santa Cova
Mapa amb les ubicacions del Santuari de Montserrat / Mapa con las ubicaciones del Santuario de Montserrat

Technical characteristics

Maximum slope Year Constructor Length
65.2% 1926 Von Roll 503m
Lower station altitude Upper station altitude Unevenness Number of vehicles
722m 970m 248m 2
Vehicle capacity Transport capacity Speed Cable
48 people 600 passengers/hour 5.4km/h 38mm
Track width
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