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Go on a guided tour to the mountainous region of Monistrol de Montserrat, a spectacular destination for a day trip from Barcelona. Nestled on the top of the hill is the stunning Benedictine Monastery of Santa Maria de Montserrat and its beautiful Royal Basilica, where the holy statue of the Virgin of Montserrat ('La Moreneta' or 'Black Madonna') can be found. Let us take care of the round trip transportation from Barcelona as you take in the historical legacy of Montserrat.
How to Get to Montserrat from Barcelona
There are several ways of getting from Monistrol de Montserrat (at the bottom of the mountain) to Montserrat Monastery (on the mountain).
By Coach / Private Car - The easiest way to arrive to the site directly..
By Public Transportation + Cable Car (or “Aeri de Montserrat”) - FGC train Line R5 from 'Plaza España' train station to 'Aeri de Montserrat' station (1h12 minutes). The 'Aeri de Montserrat' train station is located next to the Cable Car station. The Aeri is the quickest and most impressive way to get to the site (5 minutes approx.)..
By Public Transportation + Rack Railway (Cog-wheel Train or “Cremallera”) - FGC train Line R5 from 'Plaza España' train station to 'Monistrol de Montserrat' station (1h15 minutes). The 'Monistrol de Montserrat' train station is located next to the Rack Railway station. The Cremallera ride is a panoramic 15-minute journey from Monistrol de Montserrat, at the bottom of the mountain up to the Monastery.
Once up the Montserrat Monastery, you can take the Funicular Sant Joan to Montserrat's highest point, Sant Jeroni, and admire the spectacular views of the Monastery or explore the sacred cave where the Virgin of Montserrat is believed to be discovered.

What to Do at Montserrat
There are plenty of things to do in Montserrat and plenty of different tours - choose the right one depending of your interests!
- Visit the Basilica of Montserrat - Visit the Basilica of Montserrat and see the Montserrat Black Madonna located at the upper floor of the Basilica from up close
- Montserrat Boys' Choir - attend the Boys' Choir performance in the Basilica of Montserrat or go on an exclusive visit of the Montserrat Boys' Choir boarding school
- Visit the Museum of Montserrat
- Local product tastings - Taste the typical Montserrat liquor handmade by the monks of Montserrat at Montserrat shop, as well as the traditional Catalonian products at the local farmer's market next to the Monastery
- Montserrat Natural Park - Take the San Joan Funicular to the top of Montserrat mountain for panoramic views of Montserrat Natural Park, hike the Montserrat Natural park trails or go horseback riding

Pro tips:
- An early access tour will get you to Montserrat before the crowds, perfect for those wanting to see the Black Madonna from up close without waiting in the long lines!
- Opt for a small group or private tour for a more intimate and personalized experience.
- Enjoy a full day experience with Montserrat combo tours! You can combine your visit to Montserrat with a wine tasting, a Gaudi tour and more!

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    Visit Montserrat, a mountain rising over 4000 ft. into the air from Barcelona. See the Royal Basilica and La Moreneta (Black Virgin), then enjoy liquor tasting and the breathtaking views from the mountain.
    English Available


    5 - 6 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
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    Immerse yourself in the serenity and beauty of the iconic Montserrat mountain and enjoy free time to explore at your own leisure. Then, visit the renowned Pares Balta winery in the Penedes wine-growing region and sample traditional cava.
    English Available


    10.5 hour(s) (morning)
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    Embark on a Montserrat tour from Barcelona, where you can enjoy fun activities such as riding a Sant Joan funicular or a scenic cable car to see the mountains' awe-inspiring panoramas. Opt to join an easy hike or indulge in a farm-to-table lunch!
    English Available
    Meal Provided

    From USD80.90

    5.5 - 8 hour(s) (morning)
  4. Experience the tranquility of the Montserrat Monastery on this small group guided tour. Visit the La Moreneta, called Our Lady of Montserrat or Virgin of Montserrat. Hike Montserrat Natural Park, then watch a performance of the Escolania Boy's choir.


    6.5 hour(s) (morning)
  5. Head to Montserrat for a full-day adventure! Get a guided tour of Montserrat Monastery, see the black Madonna and take in stunning views aboard the Sant Joan Funicular. Enjoy a 4-hour hike through Montserrat Natural Park from the top of the mountain.
    English Available

    From USD102.98

    Group Discount
    10 hour(s) (morning)
  6. Combine two of the most popular tours in Barcelona and make the most out of your tour for less the cost. In the morning, visit Barcelona's top attractions and in the afternoon, go to Montserrat and enjoy a cog wheel ride!
    English Available

    From USD123.82

    Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat
    11 hour(s) (morning)
  7. Enjoy an unforgettable hot air balloon experience close to Montserrat Mountain range in small groups with a maximum of only 8 people. Take a guided tour of Montserrat Monastery, then have some free time to explore Montserrat at your own pace.
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided


    7.5 - 8 hour(s) (morning)
  8. Spend the day at Montserrat on a day trip from Barcelona! Go on a guided tour of Montserrat Monastery and get some time to explore on your own. Then, admire the scenery of Montserrat mountain on horseback.
    English Available


    6 hour(s) (morning)
  9. Take a short trip to the Montserrat mountain on this small group tour and pay a visit to the Blessed Virgin of Montserrat! Have the option to skip the line at the famous Sagrada Familia, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
    English Available

    From USD87.04

    5.5 - 6.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  10. Enjoy a private excursion to the spectacular Montserrat Monastery from Barcelona. Enjoy scenic drives up and down the mountain ranges and visit the Black Madonna Chapel and Monastery premises.
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD91.26

    Group Discount
    4.5 - 6 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)

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