Montserrat Monastery
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From Barcelona: Montserrat Tour with Guide

1. 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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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: Eco-Friendly Montserrat Hiking Experience

3. 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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What people are saying about Montserrat Monastery

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 6 reviews

Our guide Francesco was excellent. During the way to Montserrat he introduced us Barcelona. His historical knowledge was briliant. He expained us details of monastery from religious and geopolitical point of view. Organisation of spent time was perfect. We were hihgly satisfied and we can recommend him.

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.

It was a small group,4. Great directions to meeting point. Punctual guide, Fransisco. He was very friendly and informative. Good driver and offered all the options available on top of the mountain. Beautiful scenery from the top and lots of stuff to see and do.

Super guide and good experience, unfortunately it was very cloudy the day we left, so we did not get much of the view.

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