Montserrat Monastery, Natural Park Hiking Tour from Barcelona

Cultural & Theme Tours in Montserrat

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Discover magnificent Montserrat and the Benedictine abbey of Santa Maria de Montserrat on this day trip from Barcelona. Visit the monastery, one of Spain’s most important pilgrimage sites, with an expert guide. See the famous 12th-century carving, Our Lady of Montserrat, also known as La Moreneta (the Dark One), and listen to the children's choir. Then, enjoy a scenic ride on the glass-bottomed St Joan funicular railway before exploring the trails in Montserrat Natural Park. Hiking experience of 1 hour with an expert mountain guide. Numbers limited to 15 people, ensuring a premium small-group experience.
The experience starts in the upper part of Passeig de Gràcia, before journeying to experience the natural splendor of Montserrat. Catalonia’s most emblematic mountain. Topped by a Benedictine Monastery, Montserrat is an ideal half-day trip to spend a fun day in nature, just a few kilometers away from Barcelona. On the way to the Monastery, admire the Massif of Montserrat, a spectacular multi-peaked rocky range packed of unique needle-shape formations. Upon arrival, visit the Monastery, which was founded in the 10th century and still functions to this day, with over 150 monks. It is also well-known for hosting the figure of La Moreneta (the dark one), who is the patron saint of Catalonia. Your guide will bring history alive by explaining the history and ventures of this Monastery dating nearly a thousand years.Board a funicular railway to observe the area’s fascinating flora and fauna following a trail (soft trekking) with the best specialized guide in Montserrat Natural Park.

What’s included

  • A 5,5-hour guided visit of Montserrat . An expert guide to ensure top quality service and the best destination knowledge.
  • Private Transport
  • Bilingual Guide
  • Visit of the Montserrat Abbey
  • Soft Hiking 
  • Tickets for the St. Joan's rack railway
  • One hour of trek in the Natural Park
  • Boys choir singing of the famous Escolania de Montserrat (subject to seasonal availability)
  • Premium Small Group maximum capacity 12/15 people per tour

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Tips (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Led by a local guide
  • All entrance fees included