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From Barcelona: Montserrat Monastery & Scenic Mountain Hike

From Barcelona: Montserrat Monastery & Scenic Mountain Hike

From US$ 67.47 per person

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
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • Masks are required while indoors

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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 56 reviews

Review summary

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  • Transportation
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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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October 20, 2022

Uni, our guide was perfect. He held the tour in German and English and the drive to Montserrat was informative. Due to the good planning, we were in the monastery before the large tourist groups. We were also able to go to the Black Madonna". My husband and I then took the funicular up the mountain and the rest of the group hiked up. The view is simply gigantic. Highlight: Escolania the best European children's choir sings at 1 p.m. in the basilica. We got us maps on arrival at the information desk and were able to skip the queue and into the basilica!We drove back to the city at about 1.30 p.m.A great excursion with an authentic guide who responds to the group!

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October 6, 2022

Our guide (uni) was super nice and even the drive to Montserrat was informative. Due to the good planning, we (a total of 3 x 2 participants) were ahead of the large tourist groups in the monastery and in the cable car. The walk from the cable car station back to the monastery is easily manageable and Uni offered an option at a more difficult point or at other points offered the opportunity to wait until the group was back from a viewpoint, for example. Also, he always had an eye on the laggards. This trip was really worth it.

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June 23, 2022

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