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  • Hours: Open daily 8am-10:30am and 12pm-6:30pm
  • Admission: Free

Located about 30 miles (50 km) northwest of Barcelona is Montserrat - the 'Serrated Mountain'. The mountain gets its name from the rock formations which look like they've been sawed and sculpted, the result of thousands of years of wind and rain.

This unique rock formation is home to a Benedictine monastery and is a famous pilgrimage spot as it is home to the 12th century wooden statue of La Moreneta (The Black Virgin), Catalonia's patron. The Monestir de Montserrat is a source of Catalan pride as well. During the regime of Franco, the monastery continued to hold Catholic ceremonies in the Catalan language and became a stronghold of Catalan culture despite the oppression from the government.

Besides the religious and cultural importance of Montserrat, the mountain also boasts unbeatable views from it's peaks. A cog wheel train takes visitors to a lookout point where all of Catalonia and the Pyrenees can be seen. On the clearest days, you may even catch a glimpse of the island of Mallorca to the southeast.

Practical Info

Getting to Montserrat is a 1-hour train or 90-minute car ride. For those looking to get the most out of your visit, it's recommended to sign up for an organized tour. A guide will provide historical commentary while leading the group through the monastery and will head the climb up the mountain to enjoy the views. Various walking paths are also marked for you to take and explore the mountain at your own pace.

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Montserrat Royal Basilica Half-Day Trip from Barcelona

4 star rating: Recommended 665 Reviews

Enjoy a getaway to the Montserrat mountains on a half-day trip from Barcelona! You'll visit the Royal Basilica of Montserrat with its 12th-century carving of ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $66.89
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Montserrat Half-Day Small-Group Tour with Optional Cable Car Ride and Skip-the-Line Ticket to La Sagrada Familia

4.5 star rating: Recommended 120 Reviews

Take a short trip from Barcelona to nearby Catalonia's Montserrat on this small-group tour! With a local guide, head to the top of this rugged mountain to see ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $77.13

Montserrat Day Trip from Costa Brava Including Train Ride and Montserrat Monastery

Explore majestic Montserrat and the Montserrat Monastery on this day trip from Costa Brava. Take a cog-wheel train ride up Montserrat, a unique multi-peaked ...  Read more

Location: Costa Brava, Spain
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $63.95

Montserrat and Cava Trail Small Group Day Trip from Barcelona

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 530 Reviews

Combine mountains, history and wine on a visit to Montserrat and either the Freixenet or Codorniu winery on a full-day small group tour by minivan from ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $110.78

Barcelona Super Saver: Sightseeing Tour with Montjuic Cable Car and Montserrat Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 25 Reviews

Perfect for first-time visitors, this Barcelona Super Saver combines two popular tours that offer the ideal introduction to Barcelona's famous sights, ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $137.43
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4-Day Best of Catalonia Tour from Barcelona

4.5 star rating: Recommended 16 Reviews

Catalonia is one of Spain’s most beloved regions. See the best of it on a four-day tour from Barcelona to northern and southern Catalonia's most popular ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 4 days (approx.)

From USD $1,020.43

Barcelona Super Saver: Montserrat Day Trip and Barcelona Gaudi Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 75 Reviews

This Montserrat day trip and Barcelona Gaudi tour including La Sagrada Familia combines two best-selling tours at a discounted price. Start the Barcelona Super ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $131.82
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Small-Group Montserrat Tour from Barcelona: Wine and Cheese Tasting with Optional Golf Round

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 27 Reviews

Enjoy a relaxing, scenic getaway from bustling Barcelona on this small-group tour to Montserrat, a beautiful nearby mountain. Here, visit Oller del Mas, a ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: Varies

From USD $68.71

Barcelona Super Saver: Sitges, Freixenet Cava Wine Cellars and Montserrat Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 12 Reviews

Discover Barcelona’s exquisite surroundings on this Super Saver day trip. First, tour Freixenet cava cellars with your knowledgeable guide and learn the ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 10 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $133.22
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Barcelona and Montserrat Helicopter Tour

On this helicopter tour of Barcelona that last approximately 40-minute, not only will you see the city’s famous landmarks from the air, you’ll also get ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 40 minutes (approx.)

From USD $420.70

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