The Saniltre caves

Guided visits to the Salnitre Caves, over a total distance of 530 m.

· Information

Montserrat Mountain hides in her inside an almost unknown underworld. The mountain presents an apparent compact massif, which is leaky by a variety of caves, the most important is Salitre Caves that are known for being the best summary of the history of the Catalan caving, and for her spectacular inside, that got fascinated and inspire artists like Santiago Rusiñol, Ramon Casas, Mosen Cinto Verdaguer and Antonio Gaudí such as the Sagrada Familia.

Salitre Caves, also called Montserrat Caves or Collbato Caves, are situated on Montserrat town, Barcelona, Spain. Let you to see closely, the karts landscape created by the multiple craks generated for the different orogeny movements and the action of rainwater on the conglomerate for thousands of years.

The guided tour, it’s composted by 500 meters that follows the most spacious and beautifully ornamented ducts though the stalactites, stalagmites and columns. It is an enriched way by expert guides who explain the characteristics and outcome of geological process that has shaped cavity, and show the habitat of the first residents of Montserrat.

In July is celebrated the Gong Festival inside, featuring music concerts and new sounds, where the caves are the ideal space.

· Prices

  • - General admission: 7.50€
  • - Concessions: 6.75€ (It’s necessary to have the identification, if you have: Carnet Jove or the student identification, retired, disabled, pensioners, unemployed, reception centers for children).
  • - Children, 5 to 12 years: 5.50€.
  • - Children under 5: Free admission.

· Timetable

- Summer (March to October)

                - Weekends and Holidays:

  • Mornings: 10.45 a.m. 11.45 a.m. 12.45 p.m.
  • Evenings: 5.00 p.m. 6.00 p.m.

From Tuesday to Friday:

Only concerted visit, for schools with a 15 students minimum and for particular visitors with 20 persons minimum, except: The second half of July, at 12.00 p.m. August at 10.45 a.m. 11.45 a.m. 12.45 p.m. 5.00 p.m. and 6 p.m.

- Winter (November to February)

                - Weekends and Holidays:

  • Mornings: 10.45 a.m. 11.45 a.m. and 12.45 p.m.
  • Evenings: 4.30 p.m. and 5.30 p.m.

From Tuesday to Friday:

Just concerted visit for schools with 15 students minimum and individual visits with 20 persons minimum.

- Mondays are closed throughout the year, except when Monday it’s in Holidays.

- Kept closed on 25th and 26th December, 1th and 6th January and local holidays.


· ¿How to get here?

- A-2 outout 576, connecting with the B-112. After five kilometers there is a turn to the right indicating Recreation Area Health and “Cuevas de Salitre”

- C-55 km. 11.5 (in font of Montserrat cable car) links with him on road B-112. After five kilometers there is a turn to the right indicating Recreation Area Health and “Cuevas de Salitre”.


· Conditions

- Access to the caves is performed by the ascent of 244 exterior steps, which involve duration of 10 minutes.

- The temperature inside it’s about 14ºC and has a relative humidity of 97%.

- It is recommended to wear sports shoes and jacket, at any time of the year. 

- The internal distance is 400 meters long and low to almost 20 meters deep.

- The visit is always guided and is approximately one hour. The language is, by default, Catalan. If you want to make the visit in other language, you only need to check availability at the Tourist Office:

- The Payment is made in cash, because dataphone it’s not available.

- It is recommended avoiding, if it’s possible, hours of maximum tourist affluence, such as the visit of 11.45 a.m.

- Salitre Caves are part of the Montserrat Natural Park. Respect the environment.

- Dogs are not allowed inside.