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From Barcelona: Montserrat Monastery & Scenic Mountain Hike

From Barcelona: Montserrat Monastery & Scenic Mountain Hike

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Experience Montserrat’s natural park and monastery with a guide on this day tour from Barcelona. Ride the funicular railway for stunning mountaintop views.

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
German, Spanish, English, Basque, Catalan
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Admire sweeping panoramic views of Catalonia from the top of the mountain
  • Visit the 11th-century Benedictine Monastery and get in touch with the past
  • Take an exciting funicular railway ride to reach the top of the mountain
  • Have some free time at the end of your tour to browse the local markets
  • Go on a short hike to enjoy the natural beauty of Monserrat's nature park
Full description

Take a day tour of Monserrat from Barcelona and enjoy the area's natural beauty. Visit the monastery before boarding a funicular to reach sweeping views of Catalonia from the mountaintop.

Meet your guide at the local partner's office in Barcelona and settle in for the hour-long ride to Montserrat.

Your first stop is the Benedictine Abbey. Explore this 11th-century religious sanctuary home to Catalonia’s patron saint: The Black Madonna. Next, board the funicular railway and ascend to the top of the mountain. Enjoy stunning views of valleys, mountains, and the sea. Hike on the same paths used by pilgrims hundreds of years ago as you admire Montserrat’s fascinating flora and fauna. Wander past rocky pillars and ravines as you breathe in the mountain air. Have some free time back in the monastery area after your hike. Browse the local market before you catch a ride back to Barcelona.

Includes
  • Return transfer from Barcelona
  • Guide
  • Monastery entry fee
  • Funicular railway ticket
  • Water
  • Walking poles
  • Tips
  • Hotel Pickup and drop-off
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Participants

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Meeting point

Meet at the Tours by Uni office.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Snacks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Reusable water bottle

Know before you go

  • The tour may be cancelled due to bad weather
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 26 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5

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Our guide (uni) was super nice and even the drive to Montserrat was informative. Due to the good planning, we (a total of 3 x 2 participants) were ahead of the large tourist groups in the monastery and in the cable car. The walk from the cable car station back to the monastery is easily manageable and Uni offered an option at a more difficult point or at other points offered the opportunity to wait until the group was back from a viewpoint, for example. Also, he always had an eye on the laggards. This trip was really worth it.

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June 23, 2022

Very individual tour. If there were any changes, which was the case for us (the tour had to be changed from German Gide to English-speaking Gide), we were informed in an uncomplicated manner and our skipped Gide contacted us again after the tour and apologized. Very pleasant that you are driven to the door and don't have to worry about anything. The mountain tour was exhausting but doable. Frank, our gide always kept an eye on us and kept to our speed. We were a small group of eight, which was also very pleasant and it was a great way to meet new people. All in all good value for money!

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May 28, 2022

The excursion was well organized. After about 1 hour drive we looked at the monastery. Uni our tour guide gave us some information about the history of the monastery in front of the monastery. In the church, however, the explanations were missing. Time in church was also very limited. That was a pity. After that we took the funicular up to the summit. A very nice 2 hour hike started from there. For a well conditioned hiker the hike up to the summit and back to the monastery was manageable. The last stretch from the mountain station back to the monastery was partly very steep. But Uni helped the participants a lot. Hiking shoes or sturdy shoes would be an advantage. In my opinion, sneakers are only suitable to a limited extent. Since the participants were of different nationalities, Uni gave the explanations in English and German. All in all it was a very nice experience.

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May 21, 2022

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