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Montserrat Monastery and Horseback Riding Premium Small-Group Tour from Barcelona

Highlights
  • See Montserrat and enjoy a horseback ride on a tour from Barcelona
  • Save time and travel hassles by combining two activities in one tour
  • Includes abbey tour, cable car ride, and horse trek suitable for all levels
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Montserrat Monastery and Horseback Riding Premium Small-Group Tour from Barcelona
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Overview
Make the most of a trip to Montserrat by combining a monastery tour with a horseback ride on this small-group tour from Barcelona, all without having to arrange your own transport. See the monastery’s highlights and learn about its history before descending by cable car and trekking on horseback through the mountain-framed countryside. Admission, transport, and horse ride are included, so you can simply enjoy the history and scenery.
What to Expect
Meet your guide in central Barcelona and settle inside a climate-controlled vehicle destined for Montserrat, a Benedictine monastery located on Montserrat mountain.
En route, admire the mountain’s needle-shaped peaks and hear how the monastery, founded in the 10th century, still functions with more than 150 monks. Hear, too, about its revered La Moreneta (little dark one), a wooden carving of the Virgin Mary that draws flocks of pilgrims.
On arrival, see the abbey’s highlights, including the basilica and its statue, and learn about their history. Then, enjoy a scenic cable car ride down the mountain.
Finally, set off behind a guide on a countryside horseback ride. Soak in the stunning mountain scenery as you cross fields and woods, and ride at a pace suitable for all skill levels.
Your trip then finishes at the original Barcelona starting point.
Reviews (42)
1 - 5 of 36 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago
Montserrat Monastery & Horseback Riding

One of the highlights of my trip to Barcelona. Our guides were Stephen & Adrian, both were AMAZING! They gave clear run down on the day, told us fun facts about the history of Montserrat throughout the day and showed us around the monastery. The...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank jacky1561
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A Must-Do For Tourists!

Montserrat was a place that my 4 friends and I had to visit on our trip to Barcelona. We didn't get this specific tour, we had a 66 euro 7.5-hour long tour that included all of the same things as this one, however, with a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank nsb48
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile
Fantastic Day Trip

This was a well organised and fantastic day out. We had Bridget (driver) and Julia (guide) for the trip. The mini bus was very clean and comfortable for the 50 min drive to the monastery. Julia filled us with all sorts of interesting facts about...More

Thank nikkir678
Reviewed December 19, 2018 via mobile
Horseback Riding along the countryside

The tour was amazing! Definitely a must for anyone who comes to Barcelona. So I met the guides, Oriol and Frank at the pick up point. They drove us up to the monastery. The drive up is amazing and beautiful. Oriol was very knowledgeable about...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Johnny G
Reviewed December 17, 2018
A Must Trip from Barcelona

Montserrat plays a special role for the people from Barcelona (maybe their most favorite retreat) and one cannot understand Catalonia without visiting Montserrat and its beautiful monastery. The entire trip was amazing - all perfectly organized - with my guide - Adria Margarit - explaining...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JiriPik
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