Espai Audio Visual Museum at Montserrat
The Montserrat interactive museum, Espai Audio Visual, is one of two museums in Montserrat. It offers the opportunity to see the workings of day to day life at Montserrat Monastery. Through the use of audio and visual aids, you can learn more about Montserrat and all that it stands for. It is also known as Montserrat Portes Endins (Inside Montserrat).
This page will provide information on what you will find at Espai Audio Visual. Plus details on what to expect from the museum collections, how to find it, opening times and ticket prices.
Book tickets for your half day tour to Montserrat from Barcelona with return journey
There are two organized tours that save you the time and trouble of organizing your own trip to Montserrat. They include return journey from Barcelona to Montserrat in an air conditioned bus. You can choose either a half day morning tour or half day afternoon tour.
Click here to book your tickets online for the Montserrat Morning guided tour leaving from Barcelona
What can I expect at the Espai Audio Visual Museum?
The Espai Audio Visual is split into different sections: Mountain, Presence, Monastery, Sanctuary and Culture. Each sections gives you an insight into a different area of life at Montserrat.
In the Mountain and Presence areas you will be given an overview to the Monastery and its position in the mountain. There is also information on the history of Montserrat and how it came to be on the mountain.
The Monastery section will provide you with images of the inside of the Monastery - offering you an insight into areas of Montserrat that are only accessed by the Monks themselves.
In the Culture section you will gain an insight into the cultural and academic areas of the Monastery. You will see images of the Vermell - an ancient manuscript that is held in the Monastery library. You will also see videos of the library itself and the famous boy's choir.
The Sanctuary section of the museum provides images of the Montserrat hostel and basilica.
At the end of the museum you will be given the opportunity to watch a 15 minute audiovisual video. This will give you an insight into a complete day at Montserrat Monastery. You will see the music that takes place at the Basilica at daybreak right up to the final daily choral concert at the Monastery - called the Vespers.
Montserrat Espai Audio Visual Museum is located opposite the Cremallera funicular station at the heart of Montserrat Monastery.
For details of the location of the Montserrat Espai Audio Visual Museum, check our Map of Montserrat page.
|January - December||Monday - Friday||08:45 - 17:45|
|Saturday - Sunday||09:00 - 18:45|
|Public Holiday||09:00 - 18:45|
Ticket prices at Montserrat Espai Audio Visual Museum
Students, pensioners and groups (more than 20 people): €4.00
If you are travelling to Montserrat on the rack railway there are some combination tickets (tickets that cover travel and other attractions at the Monastery) that include the price of entrance to the museum. For details on prices and options for tickets, see our Rack Railway to Montserrat page.
Disabled access to the museum
The whole of the Espai Audio Visual museum is on the ground floor - there is complete disabled access. For details of limited mobility accessibility at Montserrat, you can check our Disabled Access at Montserrat page.
There is a shop located next to the museum selling souvenirs, books and postcards. It is the monastery's main book shop. It has the same opening hours as the museum (see above). For details of the shops at Montserrat, see our Guide to Shops at Montserrat page.
Montserrat Espai Audio Visual Museum contact details
Tel: +34 93 877 7777
E-mail: [email protected]
There is another museum at Montserrat called the Montserrat Museum. For details on the opening times, ticket prices and what to expect from the Montserrat Museum, see our Museum at Montserrat page.
During your trip to Montserrat it is worth paying a visit to the Espai Audio Visual. It will help you to gain an understanding of what Montserrat has to offer. It will also give you some insight into the daily lives of the Monks who are at the very heart of the Monastery and everything that it stands for.