Montserrat Monastery
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From Barcelona: Montserrat Monastery & Natural Park Hike

1. 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

2. 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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From Barcelona: Montserrat Tour with Guide

3. From Barcelona: Montserrat Tour with Guide

Head out of the hustle and bustle of Barcelona and into the magnificent mountains of Monserrat on a bus tour. Walk through this enchanting landscape, learn about its history from your local guide, and visit the local monastery. Arrive at a bar in the city center of Barcelona where you will meet your guide for the day and the group who will travel up to the mountains with you. After an informative short bus ride out of the city, arrive at the spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Site of Montserrat. After the first of many photo opportunities, enjoy a tour of the local monastery and hear about its incredible history. Then, enjoy free time to either go hiking in the magical hills, feast on an all you can eat lunch looking out over mystical views, or explore the museum and further discover the history of this famous landmark. After a couple of hours, rejoin the bus where you will then head back down into the city all in time for an evening in Barcelona.

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Montserrat: 6-Hour Hike with a Choice of 3 Levels

4. Montserrat: 6-Hour Hike with a Choice of 3 Levels

You’ll be picked up at your hotel in Barcelona and travel by private van on a 45-minute drive to the Montserrat Monastery, where your walking/hiking experience begins. You can choose from 3 different options, with different routes and durations. The walking tour will introduce you and your group of up to 7 persons to the Montserrat range. Along the way you’ll not only take in spectacular natural beauty, but also the Montserrat Monastery, its Black Madonna, and the world-famous Montserrat Boys’ Choir. Your guide will tell you how the mountain has become a religious and cultural symbol known throughout the world. This is a tour for lovers of hiking and travelers who want to experience the nature, history, and culture of this popular Mediterranean attraction. More than a tourist activity, the hike is a way to learn about the history of Catalonia. The private hike is guided by a local expert with years of experience in leading groups. You’ll be led, informed, and entertained, and you’ll be provided a snack along the way. At the end of your hike, you’ll be dropped off at your Barcelona accommodation.

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From Barcelona: Half-Day Trip to Montserrat Mountain

5. From Barcelona: Half-Day Trip to Montserrat Mountain

Start your Catalonian adventure when you’re picked up from your hotel in Barcelona and begin driving towards Montserrat Mountain in a comfortable Mercedes Benz van.  During a 1-hour drive, sit back and relax as you pass by Penedès, a celebrated Catalonian vineyards region. Learn about the different types of wine they produce here from your expert local guide along the way. Once you reach your destination, enjoy private tours of both the church and the monastery of Montserrat Mountain. Be enthralled by fascinating details of the history of these unique locations and feast your eyes on the statue of the Virgin of Montserrat. Afterwards, make use of free time to explore a nearby lookout point and admire breathtaking views of Catalonia before beginning the journey back to your hotel.

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From Barcelona: Montserrat Monastery and Hike with a Local

6. From Barcelona: Montserrat Monastery and Hike with a Local

After a half-hour drive in an air-conditioned minivan, you will arrive at Montserrat. Start your day by visiting the Benedictine Abbey and discover its amazing history. Montserrat literally means “sawed mountain” in Catalan, and it is called this due to its multi-peaked rocky range. It is well-known as the site of the Benedictine Abbey. Once you have visited the abbey, get ready to start hiking from the monastery. Follow a beautiful path around the needle formations of the mountain and pass by many natural viewpoints that offer awesome views over the abbey and the forests. Continue until the highest point of the mountain, from where you will have breathtaking 360-degree views over the multi-peaked rocky range. On a clear day, you will be able to see the Pyrenees and Mallorca island. After admiring great landscapes, taking some pictures and taste a selection of traditional Catalan snacks. Next, start descending through a shady path between the needle formations and forests. Head back to the Abbey to enjoy some free time and wander around the farmers market. You can also listen to the famous Escolania de Montserrat choir sing on weekdays, except for public holidays, and is subject to the basilica's capacity.

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From Barcelona: Montserrat Full-Day Trip with Guided Hike

7. 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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Barcelona: Eco-Friendly Montserrat Hiking Experience

8. Barcelona: Eco-Friendly Montserrat Hiking Experience

This eco-friendly Montserrat hike is a fantastic hiking tour near Barcelona which results in a minimal ecological footprint. Your guides will provide you with a zero CO2 emissions transfer with a railway journey from Barcelona to Monistrol village. This journey is led by a local mountain guide. From Monistrol, you’ll start an unforgettable hiking experience. You can choose from 2 difficulty levels of hiking: • Sports hike: 7 miles, with 3,300 feet elevation gain, lasting for 6 hours • Performance hike: 10 miles with 4,500 feet elevation gain, lasting for 7-8 hours Both hikes pass through a variety of terrains and landscapes of Montserrat. This tour is a complete hike that will help you learn why the Mountain of Montserrat is a religious icon known all over the world. Throughout the route you’ll learn of the geology of the mountain, including many things that make it unique. You’ll admire many hermit houses where monks spend long hours in prayer, and following your hike, you’ll visit the Benedictine monastery, which is nestled in the cliffs of the mountain.

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Barcelona: Montserrtat Hike and Winery Tour with Tasting

9. Barcelona: Montserrtat Hike and Winery Tour with Tasting

Journey to the Abbey of Montserrat nestled on the side of the mountain of Montserrat, hike in the national park, and visit a charming organic winery to try a range of white, red, and sparkling wines on this tour from Barcelona. Relax as you ride in a comfortable air-conditioned minivan to the Benedictine Abbey of Montserrat and learn all about its amazing history. Hike from the monastery along a beautiful path with many natural viewpoints offering stunning views of the multi-peaked rocky range. Tavel to el Penedès, one of the oldest wine-making regions in Europe which is world-famous for producing wines of exceptional quality, and for cava (sparkling wine) production. Tour a family-owned organic winery, and taste 3 local wines paired with some delicious Catalan snacks.

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What people are saying about Montserrat Monastery

Montserrat is breathtaking, there is so much to do and see.. I wish we had more time. FRANCESCO, our guide, was very polite,pleasent and punctual. We enjoyed his way of telling the history of Montserrat. The trip is a bit expensive for the value but that is on us we should have researched better.

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!

I'm from Barcelona, and I haven't been to Montserrat for a long time, the tour has been good,

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

Everything went smoothly. I can only recommend it.