Delve into art and history with a combination of the finest pre-Romanesque and Romanesque architecture on a tour of the Gothic and baroque landmarks in two beautiful towns.
The town of Sant Cugat is just a 20-minute train ride away from Barcelona. Near the station you'll find the imposing Royal Monastery of Sant Cugat
, once the most powerful religious centre in the county of Barcelona. The audioguided tour will give you an in-depth insight into its history and architecture. You'll be able to enjoy one of the finest cloisters in Europe which has 144 different capitals
and visit the church and museum. You'll also be able to see the Abbot's House and the remains of the city walls.
It's another 20-minute train ride to the next stop, Terrassa, where you'll travel back in time to the late Roman Empire and early Christianity. In a magnificent natural setting you'll find the monumental ensemble La Seu d'Ègara. The churches guard a beautiful artistic treasure with murals spanning the 5th to 8th centuries
. The ensemble has put in a bid for UNESCO World Heritage status.What does your booking include?
- Admission to Sant Cugat Monastery and audioguide hire for over 16s.
- Discount booklet (issued at the monastery entrance). See discounts.
- Admission to the monumental ensemble La Seu d'Ègara / churches of Sant Pere.
Monastery of Sant CugatTimes
- Visit to the cloisters: Tuesday to Saturday, 10.30am to 1.30pm and 4pm to 7pm. From 1st June to 30th September afternoon opening will be 5pm to 8pm. Sunday and public holidays, 10.30am to 2.30pm.
- Visit to the church: Tuesday to Sunday and public holidays, 9am to 12 noon and 6pm to 8pm.
: plaça d'Octavià, 1, Sant Cugat.How to get there:
Seu d'Ègara de TerrassaTimes
- By car: the main roads to Sant Cugat are the AP-7 Sur, the AP-7 Nord, the AP-2, the C16 and the Vallvidrera Tunnels (direct from Barcelona in 10 minutes). From the Catalan capital you can also reach the city through the Collserola Natural Park along the Carretera de la Rabassada and the Carretera de Vallvidrera roads.
- By train: Spanish railways suburban rail service (rodalies RENFE) stops in the town and line R8 connects with the international stations Sants and the Estació de França.
- By Catalan rail (FGC): several lines operated by FGC (S1, S2, S5 and S55) connect Barcelona and Sant Cugat and stop at the main stations in the city. The journey time is approximately 20 to 25 minutes.
: from Tuesday to Saturday, from 10am to 1.30pm and 4pm to 7pm. Sundays and holidays, from 11am to 2pm.Closed
: 1/1, 1/5, 25/12 and 26/12.Address
: plaça del Rector Homs,s/n. Terrassa.How to get there
: By Catalan rail (FGC), from plaça Catalunya (Barcelona) or Provença - Line S1 Terrassa (40 minutes). Arrival at Vallparadís-Universitat Station, Terrassa Estación del Norte, or Terrassa-Rambla.
- 0-6 years free.
- The Monastery is partly (90% of the space) accessible for visitors with reduced mobility.
Customer services provider: AJUNTAMENT DE SANT CUGAT