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From Barcelona: Montserrat Monastery and Hike with a Local

4.9 / 5

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From Barcelona: Montserrat Monastery and Hike with a Local

From US$ 73.46 per person

Hike around the trails of Montserrat, the multi-peaked holy mountain with a local mountain guide. Visit the Benedictine Monastery and learn about its history on this unique small-group half-day tour from Barcelona.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, Catalan, English
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Hike Montserrat Natural Park off the beaten path with a local guide
  • Taste traditional Catalan snacks
  • Visit the Benedictine Abbey and learn about its amazing history
  • Join a small-group tour for a more personalized experience
  • Get an early start to beat the crowds
Full description
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.
Includes
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned minivan
  • Professional English/Spanish-speaking guide
  • Bottle of water
  • Typical Catalan snacks
  • Personal insurance
  • Guide gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Passeig de Gràcia 26 (in front of El Nacional restaurant).

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What to bring

  • Hiking shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • Please note, the choir performance is only available from Monday to Friday
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • Please wear hiking shoes
  • Please dress appropriately according to the weather
  •  The choir performs from Monday to Friday, except public and school holidays (subject to basislica capacity)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 37 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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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.

July 21, 2021

Nico was extremely knowledgeable about the history of Montserrat. The tour was a perfect blend of historical context and connection to nature. Nico made sure that everyone on the tour was well adjusted to the pace of the hike. Picking rosemary and adding it to our prosciutto and pan con tomate sandwiches was the cherry on top of a beautiful day. If you are looking for a day trip out of Barcelona then this is the one you should take.

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September 17, 2019

Spectacular!

The best excursion we did during our stay in Barcelona!!! The guide was amazing, he gave us the opportunity to know the Monserrat Monastery and told us its story. Then we took a very pleasant hike through the mountains and ate a typical Catalan sandwich that was offered to us. I only regret not having booked more tours with Catalan Trails, I highly recommend it!

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August 10, 2019

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