Day trip

From Barcelona: Montserrat Monastery & Scenic Mountain Hike

Day trip

From Barcelona: Montserrat Monastery & Scenic Mountain Hike

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From US$ 68.92 per person

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Experience Montserrat’s natural park and monastery with a guide on this day tour from Barcelona. Ride the funicular railway for stunning mountaintop views.

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
German, Spanish, English, Basque, Catalan
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Admire sweeping panoramic views of Catalonia from the top of the mountain
  • Visit the 11th-century Benedictine Monastery and get in touch with the past
  • Take an exciting funicular railway ride to reach the top of the mountain
  • Have some free time at the end of your tour to browse the local markets
  • Go on a short hike to enjoy the natural beauty of Monserrat's nature park
Full description

Take a day tour of Monserrat from Barcelona and enjoy the area's natural beauty. Visit the monastery before boarding a funicular to reach sweeping views of Catalonia from the mountaintop.

Meet your guide at the local partner's office in Barcelona and settle in for the hour-long ride to Montserrat.

Your first stop is the Benedictine Abbey. Explore this 11th-century religious sanctuary home to Catalonia’s patron saint: The Black Madonna. Next, board the funicular railway and ascend to the top of the mountain. Enjoy stunning views of valleys, mountains, and the sea. Hike on the same paths used by pilgrims hundreds of years ago as you admire Montserrat’s fascinating flora and fauna. Wander past rocky pillars and ravines as you breathe in the mountain air. Have some free time back in the monastery area after your hike. Browse the local market before you catch a ride back to Barcelona.

  • Return transfer from Barcelona
  • Guide
  • Monastery entry fee
  • Funicular railway ticket
  • Water
  • Walking poles
  • Tips
  • Hotel Pickup and drop-off

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Meeting point

Meet at the Tours by Uni office.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Snacks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Reusable water bottle

Know before you go

  • The tour may be cancelled due to bad weather
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 61 reviews

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The tour was amazing! Uni was a great guide, we walked a bit around the monestery and afterwards we started a 2h walk on the mountains. 1h up, another hour going down. We had time to eat before we left to Barcelona, arriving at 14h. It wasn't possible to use the telereric because it's closed on the first months of the year for maintenance, but the hike is much better anyway, there are some really got scenery along the way! I highly recommend doing this tour, the views are amazing and totally worth the hard parts of the hike! :)

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March 21, 2023

It was such a great tour! Uni was amazing! The views were beautiful , and the history of the monastery was interesting to learn. The only thing I would say is this hike is quite intense up hill (it was fine for us, but difficult for some in our group). This tour allows for the train to take you to the top so you only hike down. But the other tour (it looks almost the same) does not include the train. We didn’t realize that while booking and we booked this one with the train even tho we wanted to hike.

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March 21, 2023

Wonderful tour in the mountains. The guide was very friendly and hat interesting facts about the place. We then went to a hike to the mountain, the climb to the top was optional but had a breathtaking view to all sides! Transport was easy and comfortable.

March 21, 2023

Product ID: 411899