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  • Address: Spain
  • 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 Monastery Tour from Barcelona Including Cog-Wheel Train Ride, Barcelona, null
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Montserrat Monastery Tour from Barcelona Including Cog-Wheel Train Ride

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Visit Santa Maria de Montserrat, one of Spain’s most important pilgrimage sites, on this 4.5-hour tour from Barcelona. With an expert guide, enjoy a ...  Read more

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

From USD $62.84
Viator Exclusive: Early Access to Montserrat, Barcelona, Day Trips
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Viator Exclusive: Early Access to Montserrat

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Discover the jewel in Catalonia’s crown before the crowds arrive on this 6-hour early-access visit to Monserrat. With this Viator Exclusive tour, ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

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Montserrat and Cava Trail Small Group Day Trip from Barcelona, Barcelona, Viator Exclusive Tours
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Montserrat and Cava Trail Small Group Day Trip from Barcelona

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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

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Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

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

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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: 11 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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Half Day Guided Montserrat Tour in Barcelona, Barcelona, Super Savers
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Half Day Guided Montserrat Tour in Barcelona

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Discover the spectacular mountain of Montserrat on this half day tour by a comfortable bus and expert guide who will explain you the fascinating history of ...  Read more

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

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Private Montserrat Tour in Barcelona, Barcelona, Half-day Tours
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Private Montserrat Tour in Barcelona

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Enjoy this private 5-hour tour of Montserrat with your own private vehicle and guide. Make the most of your visit to Barcelona and get to know in depth this ...  Read more

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

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The Montserrat and Codorniu Wine Cellars Tour in Barcelona, Barcelona, Private Sightseeing Tours
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The Montserrat and Codorniu Wine Cellars Tour in Barcelona

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Uncover the cultural highlights of Barcelona during this 6.5-hour tour of Montserrat and Codorniu from Barcelona. Take an exciting train ride, tour the ...  Read more

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Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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Montserrat and Sitges Full Day Guided Tour: Easy Hike with Hotel Pick-up from Barcelona, Barcelona, ... 
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Montserrat and Sitges Full Day Guided Tour: Easy Hike with Hotel Pick-up from Barcelona

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Embark on an amazing and comprehensive experience visiting two of the most beautiful and famous places near Barcelona. The magic mountain of Montserrat and the ...  Read more

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

From USD $95.98
Montserrat Land of Shrines - One Day Small Group Hiking Tour from Barcelona, Catalonia, Day Trips
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Montserrat Land of Shrines - One Day Small Group Hiking Tour from Barcelona

A one day 'hiking lovers' trip to admire and explore the historical and natural terrain of the iconic peaks of Montserrat. Starting with a visit to the 16th ...  Read more

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

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Barcelona Combo: Montserrat, Skip the Line La Pedrera Tickets and Medieval Monastery of Sant Benet ... 
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Barcelona Combo: Montserrat, Skip the Line La Pedrera Tickets and Medieval Monastery of Sant Benet with Lunch

Embark on an unique tour that includes a visit of Montserrat (panoramic view, basilica, audiovisual exhibit and tasting of typical liqueurs), the monastery of ...  Read more

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

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