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From Barcelona: Montserrat Monastery & Natural Park Hike

From Barcelona: Montserrat Monastery & Natural Park Hike

From US$ 64.48 per person

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 best specialized guide in Montserrat Natural Park.

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Duration 5.5 hours
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English, Spanish

Experience

Highlights
  • Experience breathtaking views from the Sant Joan railway
  • Take a 1-hour soft hike to the top of Montserrat
  • Visit Monserrat Abbey, home to over 70 monks
Full description
The experience starts in the upper part of Passeig de Gràcia, before journeying to experience the natural splendor of Montserrat. Catalonia’s most emblematic mountain. Topped by a Benedictine Monastery, Montserrat is an ideal half-day trip to spend a fun day in nature, just a few kilometers away from Barcelona. On the way to the monastery, admire the Massif of Montserrat, a spectacular multi-peaked rocky range packed of unique needle-shape 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
  • Multilingual professional mountain guide
  • Private transfer with a/c
  • Tickets for Sant Joan’s railway
  • Seasonal fresh fruit
  • One hour of hiking in the Natural Park
  • Small group with a maximum capacity of 18 people
  • 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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Meeting point

We Barcelona, Passeig de Gràcia (Passatge de la Concepció 7), Barcelona

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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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 378 reviews

Review summary

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

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The meeting place was very easy to find, the ride to Monserrat was smooth and comfortable in a coach van. Our guide, Adrian, was very friendly and incredibly resourceful! He is a wealth of knowledge about Monserrat. We had plenty of time to explore the monastery before taking the tram up to the peak, and they hike back down to the monastery was comfortable and scenic. My travel buddies and I highly recommend this experience! WELL worth the cost!

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March 10, 2020

Great to discover the monastery and mountains of Montserrat in this way. The walk starts at the top of the mountain and descends slowly, which is doable! Moreover, a wonderful way to enjoy the view. The monastery is also very beautiful, and we were lucky: we were able to visit the Moreneta without a queue. The guides also offered interesting explanations, much appreciated!

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February 29, 2020

This was a great tour and I highly recommend. Meeting point was easy to find and we had a very nice/luxurious van to take us to the final destination. The tour guide explained things along the ride which was also beautiful. The guide was very kind and patient and explained things thoroughly. The hike was a casual downhill walk for the most part with great lookout points. I do recommend well fitting shoes with good soles as a lot of it is rock/gravel going downhill. Hiking boots are not necessary, tennis shoes would be adequate. The guide was also very knowledgeable about the monastery and we got a full tour of the grounds. The only thing that you will most likely not have time for is if you want to wait in line to go in front of the Black Madonna (statue of the Virgin Mary). The line is incredibly long and you only get to stand in front of Her statue for a few moments. You can see her from the Sanctuary. This was not an issue for our group as no one wanted to wait in the line.

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December 29, 2019

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