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Montserrat Monastery Visit & Natural Park Hiking with Railway from Barcelona

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Experience Barcelona’s holy mountain, Montserrat, on a half or full day tour. Board the Montserrat Railway to observe the area’s fascinating flora and fauna following a trail (soft hiking) with the best specialized guide in Montserrat Natural Park. Taste the typical Catalan dessert, “mel i mató” (cheese drizzled with honey) from the local farmers. Have fun and feel unique in your experience in a Premium Small Group Tour.

Description of the 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 with unique needle-shape formations. Upon arrival, visit the Monastery, which was founded in the 10th century and still functions to this day, with over 70 monks. It is also well-known for hosting the figure of La Moreneta (visit not guaranteed) , 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 the Sant Joan Railway to observe the area’s fascinating flora and fauna. The tour will continue a soft hike replete with verdant beauty while you admire a scenic landscape in Montserrat Natural Park. To recover some energy after the hiking, you will taste the typical Catalan dessert, “mel I mató” (cheese drizzled with honey) from one of the local farmers. The sweetest way to end this wonderful tour.  You will have free time to visit the farmers market, the cafe and the souvenirs stores. At the end, you will meet your guide again to go back to the bus on the way back to Barcelona.

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Includes

• Guided visit of the Magic Mountain & the Abbey of Montserrat

• Multilingual Professional Mountain guide

• Private Transfer with A/C

• Tickets for Sant Joan’s railway

• Tasting of the typical Catalan dessert, “mel i mató” from the local farmers

• One hour of hiking in the Natural Park

• Premium Small Group maximum capacity 18 people.

 

Not Included

• Food or beverages unless specified

• Hotel pick up or transfer.

 

Duration

 5 hours & 30 min.

 

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially on long weekends and holidays.

 

Voucher

We will send you an email with a voucher that you can print or take with you to the activity.

 

Frequently asked questions

How to make a reservation?

To book the tour you just have to choose the desired date and fill out the form on this page. Confirmation is immediate.

 

Accessibility

No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

 

To be considered:

• Tour subject to availability

• Please, be at the check in point 15’ minutes before departure time

• Comfortable clothing and shoes

• This product is subject to cancellation or rescheduling based on inclement weather

•  The visit to the Moreneta is not guaranteed, it is subject to availability and depending on the season, as there may be up to 2hrs of queue

• There is a minimum of people required to operate the tour. In the event that this minimum is not met, customers will be offered an alternative date, another tour of equal or superior value, or a full refund

• There is a minimum number of people required to operate on languages that are not English or Spanish. If this minimum is not reached, the tour will be offered in English

• Tour may be affected due to special circumstances

Free cancellation

Free cancellation up to 24 hours in advance. If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you and you will occupy a place that cannot be filled.

Timing

08:15 – Welcome with our We specialist guide 

08:30 – Starting the experience at Paseo de Gracia by bus

• Go through Barcelona learning the stories about the buildings and the Eixample

• We will drive you through Diagonal avenue, the largest in Barcelona

• See the Royal Palace of Pedralbes and the Campus from the UB, the first public university in the city

• Leave the city and start to see all the surrounding cities and towns.

• You will be able to see the Sportive City of FC Barcelona and its headquarters

• We will drive you through the Countryside and you will start to see the great mountain of Montserrat

• Get into the Natural Park of Montserrat

• See the great views while your are going up to the mountain

09:30 – We will arrive to Montserrat and start de cultural visit to the Monastery

• Learn about the history of the monastery

• Visit the Basilica of Santa Maria de Montserrat

• Learn about the Monks lifestyle

• Enjoy the views from the Monastery

10:45 – Take Sant Joan’s Funicular.

• Start the hike from the top of Sant Joan’s Funicular

• Learn how the mountain was made 

• Walk most of the time downhill and enjoy the views

• Learn about the surroundings of the mountain and the wild life

12:00 – Finish your hiking and start your free time after the “mel i mató” tasting

• Visit the farmers market

• Visit the cafeteria

• Check the souvenirs stores

12:40 - Meet your guide again to go back to the bus. Way back to Barcelona

14:00 - End of the experience at the starting point.

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