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Montserrat Mountain

Montserrat Mountain

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11,716 Reviews
Daily 8am-10:30am and 12pm-6:30pm
Carretera BP-1121 S/N, Bages, Catalonia

The Basics

Montserrat is one of the most popular full- or half-day trips from Barcelona. Located mid-cliff, the monastery is reachable via cog railroad or cable car, and from there, visitors are free to explore the monastery grounds, hike the numerous trails winding up and around Montserrat Mountain, or ride two funiculars to a scenic lookout or a holy cave believed to be the spot of a miraculous sighting of the Virgin Mary. Montserrat's location in Spain's cava-producing region means many travelers combine a visit with a tour and tasting at one of the several nearby wineries.

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Montserrat Tour with Lunch and Gourmet Wine Tasting
Montserrat Tour with Lunch and Gourmet Wine Tasting
$119.32 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Excellent views both natural and man made!!
Beauty of surroundings, loved the view from the wineries deck of Montserrat. Marta did an excellent job explaining the history of the area and the history of the wineries family business 36 generations.. Impressive!
KIMBERLY_L, Sep 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Barcelona

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Excellent host Marta
Ron_R, Sep 2021
Montserrat Half-Day Tour with Tapas and Gourmet Wines
Marta was an excellent host. She has a great command of English, knows her facts, and obviously loves her job.
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Awe inspiring!
Vicki_P, Sep 2021
Montserrat Small Group or Private Tour Hotel pick-up
Breathtaking views, fascinating history. Highly recommend… Ask for Vicente-excellent tour guide, very knowledgeable, friendly, and flexible Worth every penny
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Amazing experience
Kat_M, Sep 2021
Montserrat Half-Day Tour with Tapas and Gourmet Wines
Marta is an INCREDIBLE guide. Probably the best I’ve ever had. I went solo and had a blast. Highly recommend.
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HEAVEN ON EARTH
Lillian_W, Sep 2021
Half-Day Tour to Montserrat from Barcelona with Cable Car and Easy Hike
Cannot put into words what the experience is like until you do it for yourself !!! My husband & I decided to take a half day away from city center and so glad we did … Unbelievable views & the history was a bonus !!!
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Must See
Stephanie_D, Sep 2021
Montserrat Small Group or Private Tour Hotel pick-up
Loved our trip to Monserrat. It was spectacular. Our guide Miguel was friendly and very knowledgeable. St Miguel’s cross was well with the walk. Great views.
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Guide Marco C was excellent
Steve_R, Aug 2021
Sagrada Familia and Montserrat Small Group Tour with Hotel pick-up
Marco C., our guide, was excellent. made our 10 hr tour easy, fun and informative. Montserrat is unforgettable; Barcelona Old town was also great; and he got us tickets for and helped us with setting up the self guided tour app on our phone for the Sagrada Familia visit. Plus the SUV car he used to pock us up from the hotel to get to the sites and back to oir hotel was so comfortable. Definitely great value for your money. looking forward to get back in Barcelona for more.
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Ideal wine tour
BOGDANA_P, Sep 2021
Montserrat Half-Day Tour with Tapas and Gourmet Wines
Jordi was a great tour guide! He is very friendly and personable, and had lots of interesting facts to share about Montserrat. We had a great time and highly recommend! Also special shout-out to Tony, who gave one of the most animated overviews of Barcelona’s history.
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A Perfect Day in Monserrat
Anthony_M, Aug 2021
Private tour to Montserrat. The most complete tour, Cable car & meal included
Monserrat is an amazing place and Sebastian was the perfect guide to take us there. He has a vast cultural and historical knowledge of Spain as well as many other subjects. We had a perfect day with Sebastian and we couldn’t imagine anyone being better.
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Great experience
Piotr_J, Jul 2021
Montserrat Royal Basilica Half-Day Trip from Barcelona
I hr drive to a holly place in the mountains. It was little hard to find the meeting place. It is in the bus station terminal 19.
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Great trip....Great guide
SANDRA_B, Jul 2021
Sagrada Familia and Montserrat Small Group Tour with Hotel pick-up
Our guide Miguel was the absolute best. . He really loves his country and city and did the best job of teaching us of history and information . He was very fun and a great driver ! The tour was also wonderful and and we enjoyed every minute of it.
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Great experience!
Anca, Jul 2021
Private Montserrat Tour with Hotel pick-up from Barcelona
The pick up from the hotel was very convenient for us, being with parents and kids in the same time, the quide offered us valuable information and the site is very impressive! We recommend this tour!
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Impressive but expensive trip to Montserrat
Mike_S, Jul 2021
Private tour to Montserrat. The most complete tour, Cable car & meal included
We were hosted by Jennifer, a charming Latina girl from Costa Rica full of energy and power to explain everything about the Region, the People and the church. As a guide, she deserves 5-Star. The trip itself was a little bit expensive due to the fact that some attractions were still closed or on holiday like the choir of the children. Gastronomic offer in the monastery on a very low tourist level. Nature and surroundings were quite impressive.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Choose a half-day Montserrat tour or a full-day excursion with a stop at a cava winery for wine tasting.

  • Trips last anywhere from four to 10 hours, depending on the option you choose.

  • Montserrat Monastery is wheelchair accessible, as is the cog railway leading there. Other parts of the mountain, including the funiculars, are not accessible.

  • Bring layers, as Montserrat is cooler than nearby Barcelona.

  • Wear comfortable walking or hiking shoes, especially if you plan to make use of the trail network.

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How to Get to Montserrat

The easiest way to get to Montserrat is with a guided, small-group tour that includes round-trip transportation from Barcelona. Independent travelers can reach Montserrat by catching the R5 train from Plaça d'Espanya station. Those wishing to take the cable car should get off at Montserrat-Aeri, while those taking the cog railway should get off at Monistrol de Montserrat. The journey from Barcelona takes about 90 minutes one way.

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Trip ideas


When to Get There

Montserrat is open throughout the year, but it can get very busy in summer, particularly in July and August. This time of year also brings the hottest temperatures—expect highs in the upper 80s. On a clear day, the monastery affords panoramic views, so it’s a good idea to check the weather and visit on a sunny, cloudless day.

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Hear the Boys Choir of Montserrat

Santa Maria de Montserrat is home of the famous L'Escolania choir, a boys choir of altos and sopranos who perform in the Basilica of Montserrat each day. The midday performance by one of the oldest boys choirs in Europe has become one of the most popular activities at the monastery, with seats filling up well before the singing begins.

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