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From Barcelona: Half-Day Montserrat & Horse Riding Tour

1. From Barcelona: Half-Day Montserrat & Horse Riding Tour

Make your first stop of the day in 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, on-board a luxury minibus, admire the Massif of Montserrat, a spectacular multi-peaked rocky range packed of unique needle-shaped formations. Upon arrival, visit the monastery founded in the 10th century, still functioning to this day with over 70 monks. It is also well-known for hosting the figure of La Moreneta (visit dependent on availability), who is the patron saint of Catalonia. Your guide will bring the past alive by explaining the history and ventures of this monastery dating back nearly a thousand years. Next, head to a nearby equestrian center, located at the foothill of the Massif. Get ready for a thrilling horseback ride along the national park, offering breathtaking views of Montserrat, an entertaining and original way to discover the Catalan landscape. Learn how to communicate with your horse, learn the basics of grooming, saddling and practice your riding skills as you enjoy the freedom and tranquility of the countryside. Led by experienced guides, the route is suitable for everyone. Enjoy the ride and the spectacular sights of the mountain. Then, return back to Barcelona.

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From Barcelona: Montserrat Monastery & Natural Park Hike

2. From Barcelona: Montserrat Monastery & Natural Park Hike

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-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.

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From Barcelona: Montserrat Monastery, Easy Hike, Cable Car

3. From Barcelona: Montserrat Monastery, Easy Hike, Cable Car

Escape from busy Barcelona on this 6-hour excursion to Montserrat. When you arrive you’ll be in the capable hands of a certified mountain guide as you explore this popular site. Discover the charm of Montserrat mountain, visit the Benedictine monastery of Santa Maria de Montserrat with its Black Madonna, or Virgin of Montserrat, and admire the chapel in the monastery garden. If you’re visiting on a school day, you may also be able to enjoy listening to the famed Montserrat boys’ choir. Ride the cable car to the top, where you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy spectacular views of the region. Take an easy hike to appreciate the fresh air and mountainous terrain.

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Barcelona: Montserrat Private Trip with Cable Car and Lunch

4. Barcelona: Montserrat Private Trip with Cable Car and Lunch

Escape the hustle and bustle of Barcelona for the day and head to the stunning Montserrat Monastery, nestled between jagged mountains and breathtaking scenery. Meet your guide near the train station and take the train to Montserrat, admiring panoramic views of the surrounding area along the way. Upon arrival in the village, board the cable car which will take you to the monastery, where you will have incredible views of Montserrat from above. Inside, listen to a live performance from the Boys Choir of Montserrat and meet 'La Moreneta', the Black Madonna. The tour can be customized for children with a visit to a playground and ice cream for the little ones. After visiting the monastery, head to the local farmers market. Enjoy a sample of some of the region's best cheeses and take a stroll around Santa Maria Square. Finish your tour with a relaxed hike through the mountains to reach the San Miguel Viewpoint. Here, admire panoramic views of the surrounding valley as you enjoy a picnic lunch before heading back to Barcelona.

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From Barcelona: Montserrat Full-Day Trip with Guided Hike

5. From Barcelona: Montserrat Full-Day Trip with Guided Hike

Depart Barcelona and travel in air-conditioned comfort to the sacred mountain and monastery of Montserrat. Upon arrival, visit the monastery of Santa Maria de Montserrat and see the Black Madonna wooden carving from the 12th-century known as La Moreneta (The Dark One). Ascend to the middle of the mountain range, and enjoy panoramic views as you ride aboard the St. Joan funicular railway. Then, strap on your walking boots and brave the hike to the summit. Stop to rest when you reach the shrine, and enjoy a picnic lunch at a picturesque spot in the countryside. Escape the crowds and discover a little-known area to look for Spanish Ibex and other wildlife in their natural environment. Return back down the mountain and pass more shrines before heading back to the monastery for the return trip to Barcelona.

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From Barcelona: Montserrat Private Tour with Liquor Tasting

6. From Barcelona: Montserrat Private Tour with Liquor Tasting

Be picked up in Barcelona and drive through the scenic landscapes of Montserrat. Stop at Montserrat Natural Park. Enjoy a guided tour with a liquor tasting amid the picturesque surroundings. Go through the Montserrat Natural Park and take in the views as you learn about the area. Pass Montserrat on your way to the monastery. Explore this important religious site and learn about different routes and pilgrim sites around Montserrat. Visit a local farmer's market, try their cheeses and 4 types of local liquors made according to the monastery's recipes. Attend a Montserrat Boys' Choir Performance and visit the famous Black Madonna of Montserrat. Spend some free time in Montserrat and explore the mountain trails on your own.

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What people are saying about Montserrat Monastery

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 268 reviews

Wonderful experience! I booked the trip because of the horses. It was just fantastic, you ride for about 1 hour through a completely remote landscape with a breathtaking view of the mountains of Montserrat, which Gaudi inspired to build the Sagrada Familia! If you look at the church after the excursion, you can see the similarity. The towers of the church look like the peaks. Incredible!!! and a very special experience which certainly not everyone gets. Be sure to book. Our guide / driver was Flavius and an absolute gift. He always impressed us with insider knowledge about Barcelona and funny legends during the trip. Unforgettable :)

I haven’t been horseback riding in decades and it was a blast. The views for Montserrat were absolutely gorgeous and it was fun to walk around and see what it was. I thought it was well worth driving out into the mountains

Nice tour with great views. Marco provided us with information very well, was super nice and funny. We really liked the combination of bus ride, cable car and hike!

Flavio was the best. Great hiking and nice convivial lunch at the farm

Everything went smoothly. I can only recommend it.