Caves of Montserrat
— OPEN WEDNESDAY TO SUNDAY —
To minimise the risk of Covid-19 infection, group size capacity has been reduced and the time between tours has been increased. Tickets will be sold only online and in advance.
BECAUSE OF ENTRANCE AND PARKING RESTRICTIONS, WE MAKE THE FOLLOWING RECOMMENDATIONS: DO NOT ENTER THE AREA IF YOU HAVE NOT BOUGHT TICKETS IN ADVANCE.
FACE MASKS MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES..
The mountain of Montserrat conceals within more than 100 caves, but what are known as “Les Coves de Montserrat” (also named the Saltpetre Caves) are to be found in Collbató, and are the only formation offering an underground passageway 400 metres in length, prepared for tourist visits.
The Cave itself has over the years gone by the names of the Montserrat Caves, the Saltpetre Caves and the Collbató Caves, all three of which remain in use, although “Coves de Montserrat”, or “Montserrat Caves” is the term used commercially.
What do I need to know before I visit the caves?
- A fair amount of walking is involved, climbing up and down steps.
- The entrance to the caves involves climbing 244 steps, taking around 10 minutes from the last car park.
- Once inside, the route covers around 800 metres in length, and 500 steps. The overall difference vertical distance on the way in and back out is 64 m, over the course of the 500 steps inside the cave.
- Temperature within the cave remains 14 degrees throughout the year, with relative humidity of 99%. The floor and handrails may therefore be damp.
- We recommend wearing sports shoes and long-sleeved clothing, even in the summer.
- The use of a headlamp is recommended, or if you do not have one, a torch. If you forget, you can use the light on your mobile.
- There are no sources of water beyond the village. We advise you to bring a little water to keep hydrated.
- Remember that the site is inside the Montserrat Nature Park, and you must follow the regulations.
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Care for your environment and take your rubbish with you – it’s all part of your luggage!
For a more sustainable world and to reduce environmental impact, we strongly recommend avoiding disposable containers and packaging for any food you bring from home or picnics.
There are no rubbish bins in the nature park. Visitors must take any waste with them, and should recycle it appropriately.
You are in a Nature Park, and so should remember…
Dogs must be on a leash
Your respect and collaboration in conserving the Nature Park benefit us all.