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Montserrat Mountain
Montserrat Mountain

Montserrat Mountain

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 Half-Day Tour with Tapas and Gourmet Wines
Montserrat Half-Day Tour with Tapas and Gourmet Wines
$88.96 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Fantastic Day
This is a must! This was a fantastic day with very friendly and knowledgeable tour guides. I would definitely recommend to go to the winery. It had beautiful views of the mountains.
AlexaPuhak, Oct 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Barcelona

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Wine and History
Jacob_P, Oct 2021
Montserrat Half-Day Tour with Tapas and Gourmet Wines
Montserrat was well worth the drive out and up the mountain. Merak did a great job letting us know the importance of the site to Catalonians and the history of the area. The winery was really fancy, and the tapas and wine was delightful.
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Fun day on the mountain and vineyard
Heather_V, Oct 2021
Montserrat Half-Day Tour with Tapas and Gourmet Wines
The monastery is so beautiful, and the guide breaks down the history. Definitely worth seeing the boys choir. The vineyard is a nice experience on a sunny day.
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Montserrat
Chris_S, Oct 2021
Private tour to Montserrat. The most complete tour, Cable car & meal included
It’s breathtaking and our guide was knowledgeable and SO nice. Fred was fantastic !! We loved the cable car
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Montserrat with Jerry Seinfeld
Kelly_C, Oct 2021
Montserrat Small Group or Private Tour Hotel pick-up
Miquel is an amazing guide, comedian and overall great person. He was super knowledgeable and also super fun to be around… dare I say he was “awesome sauce?” (Sorry, inside joke.) I would highly recommend him for any guided tour in the area.
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Amazing tour!!
Joanna_W, Oct 2021
Sagrada Familia and Montserrat Small Group Tour with Hotel pick-up
Our tour guide Matt was completely amazing! He made us feel welcome and at ease. He had so much patience with my Mom who struggles with steps and inclines. He made sure we were included in every way. He’s also extremely knowledgeable in the history of both Montserrat and Barcelona/ Sagrada familia. We enjoyed his commentaries and insights and learned much from him. It is obvious that Matt loves what he does!!
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Highlight of trip to Barcelona
Natalie_S, Oct 2021
Montserrat Half-Day Tour with Tapas and Gourmet Wines
Great experience with Luis! Enjoyed every minute of this tour, even the short coach trips as the guides were fun and gave great information en route. Would recommend this trip to everybody!
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Monserrat journey~
Lesa_M, Oct 2021
Half-Day Tour to Montserrat from Barcelona with Cable Car and Easy Hike
Our guide was so informative , don’t do it without a guide! Breathtaking views , a spiritual experience we have been wanting to do for years. So worth any wait!
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Great Day Trip to Montserrat
abateswine, Oct 2021
Montserrat Small Group or Private Tour Hotel pick-up
Great day trip to Montserrat! The hotel pick up and drop off made the experience very convenient. Our tour guide Matt was very friendly and knowledgeable! We loved the small group setting and were able to do the activities we wanted to do using the free time. I highly recommend this tour! Great experience!
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- Train ride up to...
Aayush_M, Oct 2021
Montserrat Half-Day Tour with Tapas and Gourmet Wines
- Train ride up to Montserrat was beautiful - Hiking up to the cross and seeing a 360 degree view of the region
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You want to take this tour with Matt
WAYNE_R, Oct 2021
Sagrada Familia and Montserrat Small Group Tour with Hotel pick-up
This tour was much more than we expected!! Matt was awesome, he was so full of knowledge and shared so well. He made sure everyone was comfortable and took care to make sure we saw everything.
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A fantastic day trip.
Shane_F, Oct 2021
Montserrat Half-Day Tour with Tapas and Gourmet Wines
We had a fantastic day with great guides. Fantastic knowledge and a new experience from visiting Barcelona.
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Awesome
Bianca_F, Oct 2021
Montserrat Hiking Off the Beaten Path & Monastery. Small Group Tour
An amazing experience! I highly recommend for couples or solo traveling! Thanks Ramon for everything! Wait for you in Brazil. Cheers!

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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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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