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From Barcelona: Montserrat Monastery, Easy Hike, Cable Car

1. 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 Monastery and Hike with a Local

2. 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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Barcelona: Full-Day Montserrat Tour with Lunch and Wine

3. Barcelona: Full-Day Montserrat Tour with Lunch and Wine

After meeting with your guide, you will travel to Montserrat where you will visit one of the best Cava cellars of the 14th century. Experience the nature of this unique jagged mountain and the ancient monastery hidden between the peaks. You will also get to know "La Moreneta", the Black Madonna, and her fascinating story. Next, visit the Local Farmers' Market where you can try the fabulous regional products of Catalonia. You'll stroll through the Plaza de Santa Maria, where the Romanesque architecture of the Monastery and the Church of Santa Maria de Montserrat merge with the stones of the mountain’s peaks. You can get to know "La Moreneta", the Black Virgin inside the Benedictine Monastery, and can listen to the Children's Choir of Montserrat, which is made up of fifty pupils from the monastery school. Following that, take a short and easy hike up the mountain to the viewpoint of the Creu de Sant Miquel, and enjoy the extraordinary view of the valley. You can then taste a delicious Catalan lunch in a traditional restaurant, admiring the incredible views of the Penedès Valley and the mountains of Montserrat. Your next stop will be to a 14th-century winery, which is one of the most important in Catalonia. You can take the opportunity to tour its plantations as you learn the cycles of vineyard growth and organic viticulture whilst accompanied by an expert guide. Get to know the place where both wine and sparkling wine are produced, before you end your fantastic tour tasting two different sparkling wines and one reserva sparkling wine accompanied by Iberian ham and cured cheese from the area.

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Barcelona: Eco-Friendly Montserrat Hiking Experience

4. 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

5. 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

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 8 reviews

It was an amazing experience with beautiful views in the mountains. Our guide was very nice and he had a lot of knowledge about Montserrat. I would definitely recommend to choose this trip because it additionally offers a hiking experience, you see something more not only the Monastery. Also we had enough free time in the end.

This is the best excursion in recent years! Impressions will remain for a lifetime !!! It is worth every euro spent and even more !!!!!!!!!!

3 hs long hike + 1h free time around the monastery. Small appetizers typical from catalunya region included

Was the best tour and the guide Faran was brilliant...

Everything went smoothly. I can only recommend it.