Barcelona day trip montserrat: How to Visit Montserrat from Barcelona – Earth Trekkers

How to Visit Montserrat from Barcelona – Earth Trekkers

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Visiting Montserrat is one of the most popular day trips from Barcelona. It’s easy to get to and gives you an opportunity to see the Spanish countryside. The views from the monastery are breathtaking, well worth a day of your time while you are in Barcelona.

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What is Montserrat?

Montserrat is a rocky mountain range in Catalonia, Spain. “Montserrat” translates to “saw mountain” in Catalan, owing to this mountain range’s jagged, sawtooth appearance.

Sitting atop the mountain range is Santa Maria de Montserrat, a Benedictine monastery. Located inside of the monastery is a statue of the of the Virgin of Montserrat, one of the few black madonnas of Europe. This is Catalonia’s most important religious retreat, as many people make an overnight hike to watch the sunrise from the peak of Montserrat.

The view from Montserrat | Montserrat Day Trip from Barcelona

Why You Should Take a Day Trip to Montserrat

For some people, a visit to Montserrat is a religious pilgrimage. For others, it’s a visit to a unique mountain range offering views over Catalonia.

Be whisked to the top by a scenic cable car ride, take short hikes through the mountain peaks, and take a funicular higher up onto the mountain for even better views.

Those who enjoy hiking can walk to Sant Jeroni, the highest peak of Montserrat.

Montserrat Monastery | Montserrat day trip from Barcelona

How to Get to Montserrat

Getting from Barcelona to Montserrat is quick and easy. You have numerous options…train, bus, rental car, or tour. But first, here is a map of Barcelona and Montserrat. There are two different train stations that you can use to get to Montserrat and it will help to see them on a map. 

How to Use This Map: Click the tab in the top left hand corner of the map to view the layers (points of interest and the transportation options). You can click the check marks to hide or show layers. If you click the icons on the map, you can get more information about each point of interest.
 
If you click the star next to the title of the map, this map will be added to your Google Maps account. To view it on your phone or computer, open Google Maps, click the menu button, go to “Your Places,” click Maps, and you will see this map on your list.

Train and Cable Car

This is the quickest and most scenic option. From Plaça Espanya in Barcelona, take the R5 line to Aeri de Montserrat. The journey by train takes approximately one hour and costs €5.75 one way (€11.50 for a round trip ticket). Here is a link to ticket price PDF.

From Aeri de Montserrat, take the cable car to the top. This costs €8.60 one way, €13 for a return ticket. The cable car typically runs every 15 minutes but can run as frequently as every 5 minutes depending on number of passengers.

Riding the train and cable car round trip costs €23. Combined tickets can be purchased at the Plaça Espanya station in Barcelona.

Get updated prices and check the cable car timetable here.

Train and Rack Railway

This option is slightly longer than taking the cable car, since you go ride the train from Barcelona one station farther than Aeri de Montserrat. From Plaça Espanya in Barcelona, take the R5 line to Monistrol de Montserrat. The journey by train takes approximately one hour and five minutes and costs €5.75 one way (€11.50 round trip).

Change to the rack railway, a green railway that runs to the top of the mountain. This costs €8.10 one-way or €13.50 for a return ticket (these are high season prices, which includes the summer months, some holidays, and some weekends). 

The train and railway round trip starts at €23.00. Combined tickets can be purchased at Plaça Espanya.

For timetables and ticket prices, click here.

Important Note: It is the same price to take the cable car or the rack railway to Montserrat. When you purchase your round trip ticket from the Plaça Espanya station in Barcelona, make sure you specify whether you plan to take the cable car or the rack railway. These tickets are not interchangeable.

Trans Montserrat Ticket

This is a combination ticket that includes round trip transportation from Barcelona, a round trip ride on either the cable car or the rack railway, two round trip funicular rides on Montserrat, and two metro rides. Prices start at €43.80. Tickets can be purchased on the Barcelona Tourism website.

ToT Ticket

The ToT Ticket is a combination ticket that includes your round trip transportation from Barcelona, lunch, and free admission into the Montserrat Monastery Museum. Ride the train from Barcelona and take your pick between riding the cable car or the rack railway to the monastery. While at Montserrat, you get unlimited rides on the Sant Joan funicular, admission into the Montserrat Museum, and one meal at the self-service restaurant. To return to Barcelona, take the cable car or the rack railway, and then ride the train back to Barcelona.

Tickets can be purchased from the Barcelona Tourism website. Ticket prices start at €64.30 per person with children under 4 being free. The last time we checked, the GetYourGuide tickets were slightly more expensive but they offer a more favorable, and easier, cancellation and refund process.

Once you purchase the ticket online, from either source, you will receive a voucher that will need to be exchanged for the actual Tot Montserrat Card. This can be done at the Tourist Information Office located in Plaça Catalunya.

Train and Hiking

This is the healthiest and most cost effective way to the monastery. 

From Plaça Espanya, take the R5 line to Monistrol de Montserrat. From the train station, walk through the town of Monistrol to trails winding their way up the mountain. It takes about an hour and a half to do this hike, the views are wonderful, and there is something special about arriving at the monastery on your own two feet. We hiked to Montserrat and have a detailed guide on how to do this hike.

Looking up at Montserrat from the Drecera dels Tres Quarts (GR 96) | Montserrat Day Trip from Barcelona

Take a Tour that Includes Your Transportation to Montserrat

You can also visit Montserrat on a day trip from Barcelona by tour. This takes out the hassle of arranging your transportation and you can visit the monastery with an experienced guide. Some tours also include a visit to a winery.

 

 

By Bus

This is a less popular option, since most people make the journey by train. Buses leave the Estacio Sants train station for Montserrat. For more information, click here.

Private Transportation

This is the most expensive option. Taxis and private drivers can be hired to get to Montserrat.

Best Things to Do at Montserrat

Enjoy the View

From the mountain top, the views are stunning!

View from Montserrat | Montserrat day trip from Barcelona

The Benedictine Abbey and the Basilica

The Black Virgin of Montserrat is located inside of the basilica. A visit here is free and it is said that the statue of the Virgin Mary and her infant son have healing powers. The Benedictine Abbey dates back to the 9th century and legend has it that this was once was home to the Holy Grail.

PRO TRAVEL TIP:  Midday, lines can be long to enter the monastery and see the Black Madonna. To avoid waiting in a long, plan to arrive to the monastery at or near opening time. For hours of the monastery, click here.
 
Depending on the time of your visit, there can be two lines to enter the church: one to get up close to the Black Madonna and touch the sphere that she is holding, and one to enter the church. If you have no desire for a close up view of the Black Madonna, make sure that you are in the correct line. The queue to see the Black Madonna moves very slowly and you can literally wait hours in line. 

The Famous Boys Choir at Montserrat

L’Esconia Montserrat, the Boys Choir, is famous for their world-renowned performance. The first performances date back to 1223. There are now 50 boys in the choir, and they perform here on a daily basis, and around the world.

There are two daily performances that are typically held in the afternoon. They perform in the Basilica of Montserrat. You can learn more about the Boys Choir on the official website. 

Montserrat Museum

In 1811 and 1812, the monastery was attacked and burned down twice by Napolean’s troops. All of the artifact and historical treasures were lost in this attack. After a long restoration process, the monastery reopened in the mid-19th century. 

In the early 1900’s, this museum opened. It contains artifacts from Egypt, Cyprus, and Mesopotamia, as well as artwork by Catalan artists and French Impressionists such as Renoir, Monet, and Degas.

Since it does not contain any historical artifacts from the monastery, a visit to this museum may not be worth it for most people.

Hours: 10 am to 4:45 pm, longer hours on weekends and in the summer months
Cost: €8
Website: museudemontserrat.com

Santa Cova Chapel

The Holy Cave of Montserrat once housed the Virgin of Montserrat. Three hundred years ago a chapel was built at this spot.

From the monastery, take the Santa Cova funicular down to the walking trail. Follow a winding, paved trail along the mountain cliffs to the chapel. The views from the chapel are stunning. Allow an hour for the entire walk.

Santa Cova Chapel | Montserrat day trip from Barcelona

 

If you look closely, you can see the trail to the Santa Cova Chapel snaking its way along the mountainside.

 

Santa Cova funicular | Montserrat day trip from Barcelona

Sant Miquel’s Cross

This is another beautiful walk. This walk takes you to a higher point than the Santa Cova Chapel, for more stunning views of the valley and an awesome view back to the monastery.

Finding the trailhead can be a little tricky. Here are the GPS coordinates for the start of the trail: 41.592064, 1.835830.

A view of Sant Miquel’s Cross | Montserrat day trip from Barcelona

 

Tim at Sant Miquel’s Cross | Montserrat Day Trip from Barcelona

 

The view back to the monastery | Montserrat day trip from Barcelona

Funicular de Sant Joan

This funicular takes you to a very high observation point. From here, you can start the hike to Sant Jeroni.

Sant Jeroni

Sant Jeroni is the highest peak on Montserrat. For the best views while at Montserrat, consider doing this 3 hour return hike. This hike gives you the best views over Catalonia.

We did not hike to Sant Jeroni, but I wish we did. Tim was racing Ironman Barcelona in just a few days so we didn’t want to hike too much. Here is a post that does a good job explaining the hike, if you are interested.

Stairway to Heaven

The Stairway to Heaven is a stack of nine large concrete blocks arranged in a helical pattern. At one time, this was a popular object to climb. People would travel to Montserrat just to take a photo on top of the Stairway to Heaven. Now a fence surrounds it, both for safety reasons and because it is a work of art. Its intention was never to be a jungle gym.

Numerous people visit Montserrat just to see the Stairway to Heaven. In our opinion, this is an overrated attraction. There are much better things to see while in Montserrat, such as the Monastery, the views from the various viewpoints, and the Santa Cova Chapel. During our visit, the Stairway of Heaven was protected behind a hastily erected construction fence. It was hardly worth the visit.

If you have plans to visit Montserrat for the sole reason of climbing the Stairway to Heaven, you should know that it is illegal to do so.

The Stairway to Heaven is located just east of the Mirador Restaurant. On Google Maps, the Stairway to Heaven is called Escala de l’enteniment (click here to see the location on Google Maps). Come take look if you are curious but don’t expect to climb it.

How Much Time Do You Need to Visit Montserrat?

A Montserrat day trip from Barcelona takes a good part of a day. Travel time takes about 1.5 hours one way (roughly one hour for the train and 30 minutes for the cable car or rack railway). Once on Montserrat, you can visit the main sites and viewpoints in just a few hours. This adds up to 6 hours (3 hours transportation time + 3 hours at Montserrat). Expect to spend all day here if you want to hike the trails and/or sit down to lunch or dinner.

Where to Eat

Restaurant Hostal Abat Cisernos. This is the most expensive option. For lunch or dinner you can have a three course meal for €27.50.

Cafeteria. There is a cafeteria that offers a lunch buffet. There is a wide variety of food, all of it is mediocre and nothing special. 

Bring your own picnic. The best option may be to assemble a picnic lunch at Boqueria Mercado before making the journey out to Montserrat.

Another view of Montserrat | Montserrat day trip from Barcelona

Montserrat Day Trip Tours from Barcelona

Here are several highly rated tours from Barcelona that include your transportation. Several of these tours also include a visit to a winery or farmhouse for a local meal.

 

 


If you have any questions about how to plan your Montserrat day trip from Barcelona, let us know in the comment section below.

More Information for Your Trip to Spain

BARCELONA, SPAIN: Start with our guide to the best things to do in Barcelona. Plan your visit with our 3 Day Barcelona Itinerary, our guide on Where to Stay in Barcelona, and get recommendations on where to eat in Barcelona.

GIRONA: Here are 9 reasons why Girona makes a great day trip from Barcelona.

EUROPE TRAVEL INSPIRATION: For more great ideas on where to go in Europe, check out our article 30 Beautiful Places to Visit in Europe and the 20 Best Hikes in Europe. You can also get more travel ideas in our 10 Days in Europe itinerary guide, which has 10 great itineraries for your next trip to Europe.

TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY: For more information about the camera gear we carry, check out our Travel Photography Gear Guide. And tips and tricks for taking great photos in our article How to Take Better Photos while Traveling.

Are you planning a trip to Barcelona? Read all of our articles about Barcelona, including more ideas for day trips, on our Spain Travel Guide.

 

 

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How to Do a Montserrat Day Trip from Barcelona

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If you’re looking for the perfect escape from the Catalonian capital, then you cannot go wrong with heading on a Montserrat day trip from Barcelona.

One of the best aspects of visiting the vibrant and bustling city of Barcelona is how well-connected it is to other parts of Spain. Because Barcelona (and Spain as a whole) has a great public transportation system, the possibilities of places to go and things to do, both within and outside the city itself, are endless.

One of the top options to visit easily from Barcelona is Montserrat – a beautiful mountain range situated in the Catalonia region of Spain.

Montserrat translates to “Saw Mountain”, which is an absolutely accurate description of the jagged, saw-like terrain. Because of its proximity to the Catalonian capital, it is very easy to do a Barcelona to Montserrat day trip to see this incredible place for yourself.

The Montserrat mountain range is absolutely beautiful, full of different activities for all different types of travellers to engage in, and quite conveniently, only about an hour from Barcelona, making it incredibly accessible.

If you’re wondering how to do a day trip to Montserrat from Barcelona, read on to get information on how to get there, what activities you can do there, and information on various tours you can book from Barcelona.

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How to Get To Montserrat from Barcelona

Barcelona to Montserrat by Train

The easiest and most affordable way of getting to Montserrat from Barcelona is by train. The train leaves from the Plaça Espanya in Barcelona, which can easily be reached from wherever you happen to be in town by metro. Once arriving at the stop, take the R5 line to Aeri de Montserrat.

This train leaves once every hour, so you should have no problem getting on one that suits your needs, but it is a good idea to buy your train tickets ahead of time online so that you don’t have to wait in any lines and risk missing the train you want. It takes an hour to arrive at the base of Montserrat and you can view timetables and prices here.

However, even after you arrive at the train station, you’ll have to decide how you want to get to the top, where the famous Monastery is located. You can opt to take either a cable car or the rack railway.

The cable cars leave every 15 minutes and cost €8.60 for a one-way ticket and €13 for a return ticket. The views from the cable car itself are stunning, which makes this a fun and novel way of getting up into the mountain range. You can view timetables here.

The train to the top is called the Cremallera, and it costs €8.10 for one way and €13.50 for a return ticket. It is completely up to if you take the cable car or the train to the top, but the cable car is the more popular option.

Cable car up to Montserrat

If you do choose to travel to Montserrat by train, you can consider purchasing a ToT ticket, which is a combined transportation ticket that includes round trip transportation from Barcelona (metro fare to train station, initial train journey + cable car or additional train journey to the top), lunch in the Montserrat restaurant, and entry to the Montserrat Museum.

Barcelona to Montserrat by Bus

Another option is to travel by bus. Generally, there is one bus per day, that leaves the Sants coach station in the morning and drops you off in the Plaza del Funicular in about an hour and a half.

The bus departs from Montserrat at 5:00 pm exactly and drops you back off at the coach station in Barcelona. The bus can be a convenient option, but it isn’t extremely popular because travelling by bus doesn’t allow for the same flexibility that the train does, since there is only one per day.

Barcelona to Montserrat by Car

Additionally, you can opt to rent a car while in Barcelona and drive yourself up to Montserrat in order to have the most flexibility. While this option is much more expensive than public transportation, it is definitely not a difficult drive, and you will find plenty of parking options upon arrival.

If you do drive, you can choose to either park at the base of the mountain and then take the cable car/ train to the very top, or drive all the way to the top and park in the Monastery parking lot.

If you plan on renting a car for your Montserrat day trip or your Spain itinerary in general, using RentalCars.com will allow you to find a great deal on a car hire.

Taking out an excess insurance policy with iCarHireInsurance can also be a good idea to make sure that you’re affordably covered for any deductible should any damage happen to your vehicle.

Barcelona to Montserrat by Private Transfer

And finally, another option would be to hire a private driver to take you to Montserrat. There are many private options you can find online that could help alleviate the stress of trying to navigate the public transportation system, like this private transfer that offers round-trip transportation in a comfortable van and entry to the basilica of Montserrat Monastery. Click here to check availability.

As you can see, there are plenty of transportation options ranging in price and style, so you don’t need to worry about how to get to Montserrat from Barcelona.

Montserrat is worth visiting regardless of which transport option you choose!

Montserrat Tours
from Barcelona

If you are interested in going on a Montserrat day tour from Barcelona with a knowledgeable guide and not having to plan your day trip stop-for-stop by yourself, there are plenty of both half-day and full-day options that could be great for travelers who want to make the most of their time in Montserrat.

This half-day option includes round-trip transportation and a guided tour of the monastery complex of Montserrat, along with a few hours of free time to explore the town before heading back to Barcelona. This is truly a great deal and a good option for travellers who want the experience of touring with a knowledgeable guide. Click here to check availability

This half-day tour option is similar to the option listed above but allocates some free time at Montserrat so it’s a great option if you prefer to enjoy more of the area at your own leisure. Click here to check availability

For the adventurous traveller who wants to experience the natural beauty of this region, this tour is an incredible option. It includes a guided hike to the top of Montserrat, a visit to the Benedictine Abbey, the Santa Maria de Montserrat, and a picnic lunch. Click here to check availability

If you’re interested in combining a visit to Montserrat with the opportunity to sample some of the region’s incredible local wines, you’re in luck! This full-day tour option includes half a day of exploring the town and monastery with a knowledgeable guide before getting on a bus and visiting a boutique local winery to taste the incredible wines while enjoying a multi-course lunch. Click here to check availability

Finally, this half-day tour option includes a visit to the beautiful historic sites of Montserrat, a visit to a winery located inside a 1,000-year-old castle, and a tasting table of traditional Spanish tapas. Click here to check availability

Santa Maria Monastery

Montserrat Day
Trip from Barcelona Itinerary

Now that we’ve covered all the basics, ways to get to Montserrat and available tour options, we can discuss what you can actually do on a day trip from Barcelona to Montserrat.

There are many different activity options, and if you are visiting Montserrat independently (i.e. without a tour group), it is a good idea to have an idea of your itinerary so that you can plan timing and logistics. Here’s an idea of a Montserrat day trip itinerary that includes many of the most popular sights and activities.

Enjoy the view from the cable car or the rack railway

As we’ve already discussed, from the base
of Montserrat, the main square can be reached either by cable car or rack
railway. While both of these are practical ways of reaching the top of the
mountain range, taking a ride on either is an amazing experience itself. Enjoy
the stunning views on your ride up and really take in the scenery of beautiful
Catalonia as you prepare for the day ahead.

Visit the Benedictine Abbey and the Basilica

Out of all the things there are to see in Montserrat, perhaps the most famous is the Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey. The Abbey dates back to the 9th century, and is still active today, housing around 80 Benedictine monks.

Though some parts of the Abbey are closed to the public, the primary point of interest for travellers is the Basilica, which includes the statue of the Virgin of Montserrat. The statue is said to have healing powers, and many people from all over the world come to Montserrat just to see the Black Madonna.

Black Madonna

Listen to the Famous Boy’s Choir

If you time your visit to the Basilica just right, you could be lucky enough to catch a performance from L’Esconia Montserrat, the world-renowned boys’ choir that performs twice daily. Hearing the choir perform in the basilica is sure to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience and is definitely worth sticking around for.

Visit the Montserrat Museum

The Montserrat Museum is located just across the plaza from the Basilica and is home to an incredible permanent collection of paintings by incredibly famous artists, including Dali, Monet, and Picasso. In addition to the art on display, the museum also houses an impressive collection of historic artefacts and exhibits that focus on the history of the Abbey and Montserrat.

The Funiculars of Santa Cova and Sant Joan

From the main plaza where the Abbey is situated, you can continue your journey even further up in the mountains by taking either of the funiculars. The funiculars are cable cars that take passengers to various points of interest.

The Funicular of Santa Cova takes travellers to the Holy Cave, where the Black Madonna on display in the Basilica was supposedly discovered. There is also a chapel and a sculpture park in this area. The Funicular of Sant Joan transports adventurous visitors high into the mountains where there are many trails and climbing routes.

Take a Hike: St. Michael’s Cross, Sant Jeroni

If hiking in the Montserrat mountains appeals to you, there are many different trail options of varying difficulty to choose from. One of the easiest and most popular hikes is to Sant Miquel’s Cross. The trail begins at the Santa Cova funicular station and is about 20 minutes each way.

The view from the Cross is absolutely stunning and provides you with the opportunity to take in the Abbey from a higher vantage point. For a more seasoned hiker, consider climbing Sant Jeroni, which is the highest peak.

This three-hour hike is definitely a time and labour investment, but you will get the absolute best view possible from the top of the highest peak.

Cross of Saint Michael near Santa Maria de Montserrat Monastery

Visit the local market stalls

Before you head back to Barcelona, make sure to check out the local market stalls in the main plaza. Here you’ll find many delicious regional specialities to sample or bring back with you, including honey, cheeses, cakes and pastries.

Have More Time?

If you choose to stay in Montserrat for more than just a day trip, take full advantage of all the trails and hiking the area has to offer! You could easily spend a day or two simply exploring the terrain by foot.

You could opt to explore the vineyards in the region and do some wine tastings in the surrounding areas of Montserrat. Additionally, you could visit some of the other small charming towns in Catalonia, including Girona, Rupit, and Besalú, just to name a few. If your budget allows, you can even take a hot-air balloon ride for unforgettable views of the area!

If you do decide to stay in Montserrat for a night or two, staying at Hotel Abat Cisneros Monteserrat is a great option. It is located in the town centre and has many clean and comfortable rooms available. Click here to check availability

Where to Stay in Barcelona

If you’re looking for a place to stay in Barcelona before you embark on your day trip to Montserrat, you have a lot of options to choose from. If you’re wondering where to stay in Barcelona, check out our top recommendations:

Room Mate Anna — A quaint boutique hotel that is perfect for those looking for a bit of romance in Barcelona. There are a number of cosy rooms available and it’s central location means the main sites of the city are within easy reach. Click here to check availability

Hotel Condado — Another great hotel option, this centrally-located hotel is a clean and comfortable place to rest your head in Barcelona. Ideally located for sightseeing and for going on a Montserrat day trip, there are numerous rooms available and a great breakfast is included in the price. Click here to check availability

Fabrizzio’s Petit — This hostel is a great option for both budget and solo travellers. Located in the city centre close to the city’s main attractions, they have both private and dorm rooms and even include breakfast in the nightly rate. Click here to check availability

Not quite what you’re looking for? Click here to browse more Barcelona hotels!

Barcelona is a great base for exploring Montserrat!

As you can see, there is so much to do on a day trip to Montserrat, and it is definitely worth seeing on any trip to Spain.

Are you planning a Montserrat day trip from Barcelona? Have any questions about visiting? Let us know in the comments below!

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This was a fantastic experience. Pleasant bus trip, great guides, and Monserrat was a beautiful site. Highly recommend to anyone visiting Barcelona, ​​to get out of the city for a few hours and…

This was a fantastic experience. Pleasant bus trip, great guides, and Monserrat was a beautiful site. Highly recommend to anyone visiting Barcelona, ​​to get out of the city for a few hours and visit the amazing mountains & Basilica.

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It was nice to have the bus and a guide. When buying the tickets online, I missed the option to buy entry into Boys Choir performance. But it was very much worth the visit to the monastery.

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Discover the most mysterious Catalan wonder on this half day excursion.

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Julia Travel

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What’s included

Travel from the center of Barcelona by air-conditioned bus

Cogwheel train to Montserrat

Tasting of four types of traditional liqueurs

Access to an audiovisual exhibition about the history of the mountain

Guaranteed tickets to the Basilica and Camarin de la Virgen

Discounts on the main attractions of the Montserrat Museum and funiculars

What is not included

Food and drink

Hotel transfer

Meeting point

Carrer d’Alí-Bei, 80 Local nº 180, 08013 Barcelona

  • Travel by comfortable bus from the center of Barcelona and spend the morning on the picturesque Montserrat mountain.
  • Walk through the sanctuary and imagine the life of the monks in this place over the centuries, and climb Mount Montserrat on the cog train
  • Hiking trails with stunning views and the famous Black Madonna await you.

This morning tour of Montserrat from Barcelona with a rack train ride and priority access to the Black Madonna guarantees a day of adventure outside the city!

Take a morning trip to Montserrat with a local guide to see the relics of the monastery. Along the way, you will get to know its history and architectural style.

You will have the opportunity to admire the basilica and the sanctuary, where Gothic elements intertwine with Renaissance architectural details. And you will also learn the legend about the miraculous appearance of the statue of the Black Madonna in the Holy Cave. And you will be able to see this symbol of Catalonia with your own eyes!

In addition to the main attraction, there are many small churches and hiking trails. During their free time, tour participants will be able to taste liquors, buy local products and visit an audiovisual exhibition.

  • Bus pickup starts 10 minutes before departure. Please don’t be late.
  • To board the bus, show your mobile ticket to the guide at the meeting point.
  • Meeting point: Julia Travel office, Estació del Nord, ground floor, platform 19. Carrer d’Ali Bei, 80.

Basilica

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07:00 –
20:00

Sunday

07:00 –
20:00

Monday

07:00 –
20:00

Tuesday

07:00 –
20:00

Medium

07:00 –
20:00

Thursday

07:00 –
20:00

Friday

07:00 –
20:00

Throne of Our Lady

Saturday

08:00 –
20:00

Sunday

08:00 –
20:00

Monday

08:00 –
18:25

Tuesday

08:00 –
18:25

Medium

08:00 –
18:25

Thursday

08:00 –
18:25

Friday

08:00 –
18:25

Visitor Information Center

Saturday

09:00 –
17:00

Sunday

09:00 –
17:00

Monday

09:00 –
14:40

Tuesday

09:00 –
14:40

Medium

09:00 –
14:40

Thursday

09:00 –
14:40

Friday

09:00 –
14:40

Audiovisual

Saturday

09:00 –
18:45

Sunday

09:00 –
18:45

Monday

09:00 –
18:45

Tuesday

09:00 –
18:45

Medium

09:00 –
18:45

Thursday

09:00 –
18:45

Friday

09:00 –
18:45

Montserrat Museum

Saturday

10:00 –
17:45

Sunday

10:00 –
17:45

Monday

10:00 –
17:45

Tuesday

10:00 –
17:45

Medium

10:00 –
17:45

Thursday

10:00 –
17:45

Friday

10:00 –
17:45

  • Cancellation is possible until 24 hours before your visit.
  • The visit can be rescheduled no later than 24 hours before the time of the visit.

Ratings and reviews

4.6

14 verified customer reviews

Customer photos

3 reviews

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Ellen,
United States

Mar 15 2023

Excellent

It was nice to have the bus and a guide. When buying the tickets online, I missed the option to buy entry into Boys Choir performance. But it was very much worth the visit to the monastery.

Montserrat: Morning Half-Day Trip from Barcelona with Liquor Tasting / BCNMONAM

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N K,
Netherlands

Mar 07 2023

Excellent

It was a great experience.