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Montserrat Monastery & Hiking Experience

From £53 pp

Barcelona, Spain

5-6 hrs

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Montserrat Monastery & Hiking Experience

From £53 pp

What You'll Do

Experience Barcelona’s picturesque holy mountain, Montserrat, with this half-day tour. Board the Montserrat Railway to observe the area’s fascinating flora and fauna following a trail with the best specialised guide in Montserrat Natural Park.

The experience starts in the upper part of Passeig de Gràcia, before journeying to experience the natural splendor of 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 kilometres away from Barcelona.

On the way to the Monastery, admire the Massif of Montserrat, a spectacular multi-peaked rocky range packed of unique needle-shape formations. Upon arrival, visit the Monastery, which was founded in the 10th century and still functions to this day, with over 70 monks. It is also 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 nearly a thousand years.

Then, you will board the Sant Joan Railway to observe the area’s fascinating flora and fauna following a trail (soft trekking) with the best specialised guide in Montserrat Natural Park.

Itinerary: 

08:00: Welcome by your guide at Pasatge de la Concepció, 7.

08:30: Start the experience at Paseo de Gracia by bus, going through Barcelona, learning the stories about the buildings and the Eixample.

  • We will drive you through Diagonal avenue, the largest in Barcelona
  • See the Royal Palace of Pedralbes and the Campus from the UB, the first public university in the city
  • Leave the city and start to see all the surrounding cities and towns
  • You will be able to see the Sportive City of FC Barcelona and its headquarters
  • Then, we will drve through the countryside where you will start to see the great mountain of Montserrat
  • You will enter the Natural Park of Montserrat, and see the great views while your are travelling up to the mountain

09:30: We will arrive to Montserrat and start de cultural visit to the Monastery

  • Learn about the history of the monastery
  • Visit the Basilica of Santa Maria de Montserrat
  • Learn about the Monks lifestyle
  • Enjoy the views from the Monastery

10:45:  Take Sant Joan’s Funicular

  • You will start the hike from the top of Sant Joan’s Funicular
  • Learn how the mountain was made
  • Walk most of the time downhill and enjoy the views
  • Learn about the surroundings of the mountain and the wild life

12:00: Finish your hiking and explore the local area. Visit the farmers market, cafes, and maybe even check the souvenir stores!

12:40: Meet your guide again and travel back to Barcelona

14:00: End your experience at the starting point

 

Experience
Highlights

Private Transport and bilingual specialised mountain guide

Great views from the Sant Joan railway

Enjoy a soft trek in the Park of Montserrat, will stunning views

Your Local Host:

The Experience Team

When it comes to travel and favourite places, our philosophy is 'it’s not about the place, it’s about the experience'. Our team in Barcelona, Madrid and Lisbon aim to create, innovate and change the way we experience the world that we live in. We believe we can make history by creating something totally new. We don’t just offer routes, guides and visits, we offer experiences. We are passionate about travelling and getting to know new cultures. We share this passion with the locals of Barcelona, Madrid Lisbon and, above all, with you. Our aim is to inspire you and to enrich your life, as a traveller and as a person, by offering you unique and memorable experiences. We want to inspire and contribute to sustainable and responsible development protecting and emphasising the environmental and social heritage of our cities.

Location Information

Montserrat is a beautiful multi-peaked mountain range near Barcelona, in Catalonia, Spain. It is part of the Catalan Pre-Coastal Range. The main peaks are Sant Jeroni, Montgrós and Miranda de les Agulles. It is well known as the site of the Benedictine abbey, Santa Maria de Montserrat, which hosts the Virgin of Montserrat sanctuary.

  • Guided visit of the Magic Mountain & the Abbey of Montserrat
  • Multilingual Professional Mountain Guide
  • Private Transfer with A/C
  • Tickets for Sant Joan’s railway
  • Seasonal Fresh Fruit
  • One hour of hiking in the Natural Park

FAQs

Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes

Due to horse safety restrictions, anyone with a weight above 95 kilogram or below 12 years of age won't be allowed to join this activity