Guided tour

From Barcelona: Montserrat Monastery & Natural Park Hike

From Barcelona: Montserrat Monastery & Natural Park Hike

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From £50.62 per person

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Experience Barcelona’s holy mountain, Montserrat, on a half-day tour. Board the Sant Joan Railway to observe the area's fascinating flora and fauna. Follow a soft hiking trail with the a specialized guide in Montserrat Natural Park.

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Duration 5.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Experience

Highlights
  • Experience breathtaking views from the Sant Joan railway
  • Take a 1-hour soft hike to the top of Montserrat
  • Visit Monserrat Monastery, home to over 70 monks
Full description

Discover the beautiful mountain village of Montserrat on a guided tour from Barcelona. Visit the Monastery of Montserrat and explore the tranquil surroundings of Montserrat National Park.

The experience starts in the upper part of Passeig de Gràcia, before journeying by bus to experience the natural splendor of Montserrat. Catalonia’s most emblematic mountain.

On the way to the monastery, admire the Massif of Montserrat, a spectacular multi-peaked rocky range packed with unique needle-shaped formations.

Upon arrival, visit the monastery with over 70 monks that was founded in the 11th century and still functions to this day. It is well known for hosting the figure of La Moreneta, who is the patron saint of Catalonia.

Your guide will bring history alive by explaining the history and ventures of this monastery dating back nearly a thousand years. Next, board the Sant Joan Railway to observe the area’s fascinating flora and fauna following a trail with soft trekking with a specialized guide in Montserrat Natural Park.

Includes
  • Guided visit of the Magic Mountain & the Abbey of Montserrat (Abbey visit subject to the number of visitors)
  • Multilingual professional mountain guide
  • Private transfer with a/c
  • Tickets for Sant Joan’s railway
  • One hour of hiking in the Natural Park
  • Tips (optional)
  • Food or beverages unless specified
  • Hotel pickup
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Meet at "We Barcelona" located in Passeig de Gràcia on Passatge de la Concepció, 7

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • This product is subject to cancellation or rescheduling based on inclement weather
  • The visit to the Moreneta is not guaranteed and is subject to availability
  • Depending on the season there may be up to wait of up to 2 hours
  • There is a minimum number of people required to operate the tour
  • In the event that this minimum is not met, customers will be offered an alternative date, another tour of equal or superior value, or a full refund
  • There is a minimum number of people required to operate languages that are not English or Spanish. If this minimum is not reached, the tour will be offered in English
  • Tour may be affected due to special circumstances
  • · On Saturdays and Sundays there may be delays in the tour due to the high number of visitors to the monastery.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 462 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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Really loved this tour! It’s possible to get to Montserrat on your own via train, but the bus ride to Montserrat through this tour is worth it in and of itself. The views were amazing and it was easy to reach the meeting point. We didn’t spend a lot of time in the monastery & you don’t get to touch the Black Madonna, but the hike included had beautiful views and wasn’t difficult (mainly downhill with a few slightly steep areas). The guide also provided interesting information throughout the tour! Would highly recommend this! Note: you don’t get to ride the cable car with this but you ride the funicular to the top of the mountain to start your walk down.

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10 July 2022

This was a really great excursion! Marc was very knowledgable and his English was great. The transportation was prompt and safe and we had a great experience learning about the cultural and religious significance of Montserrat. Well worth the price for such an incredible site to visit. Pro tip: wear comfortable sneakers and bring snacks, water, and sunscreen. You'll have a very short time to buy local food but it's better to have your own snacks on hand in case you want to use your free time to take the scenic route or go to the gift shop.

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5 July 2022

This was such a beautiful hike. The transportation was comfortable and clean. Our guide was Paula, she was great. She gave us historical tips about the area on the way to Montserrat, but let us take a nap on the way back. I don’t know that I’d call the hike “easy,” but it wasn’t hard either and it was mostly downhill. Paula also recommended a really good restaurant for paella and OMG. So good. I would recommend this tour.

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24 June 2022

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