Montserrat Mountain Natural Park

Nature Park of  Monserrat Mountainb. nature parks in the province of Barcelona
Montserrat mountain view from Gelida. Author: Cristian Atudoroae (Montserrat Pictures)
The unusual natural characteristics and its religious importance have become Montserrat mountain in one of the great symbols of Catalonia. This impressive rocky massif, visible from a great distance, offers visitors the chance to admire a landscape unique in the world, a range of towers and spiers of rock rising abruptly from the surrounding plains.
Located 50 km northwest of Barcelona, the mountain covers an area of 10 km long and 5 km wide.
From the viewpoints and from the 1236 meters high of the Sant Jeroni peak you can admire stunning panoramic views of Catalonia and the Pyrenees.
Montserrat is an attractive mountain for hikers and climbers thanks to the many roads, trails and climbing routes with different difficulty levels.
The Montserrat Mountain hosts many small churches and chapels and especially the monastery of Montserrat, located in the eastern part of the massif at at a height of 720 meters above sea level.
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Contact
Montserrat Mountain Board - Montserrat Monastery Complex
Tel.: +34 938 350 644
Fax: +34 938 350 591
Email: patronatmontserrat.presidencia@gencat.cat
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Park details
Creation year: 1987
Surface area: 3,630 ha
Protection zone: 4,039 ha
Municipalities: El Bruc, Marganell, Monistrol de Montserrat, Collbató.
Comarques: Bages, Anoia, Baix Llobregat.
Province: Barcelona
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How to get
By train. FGC (R5 line). From Barcelona (Espanya Square) and Manresa trains leave every hour stopping at Montserrat-Aeri y Monistrol de Montserrat stations. The Montserrat Rack Railway is linking the Monistrol de Montserrat and Monistrol- Vila stations with the monastery, a 15-minute journey.
By cable car. The Aeri de Montserrat is the fastest way to reach Montserrat, in just 5 minutes. The aerial cable car runs from the Aeri de Montserrat train station.
By bus. Autocares Julià company provides a regular daily bus route between Barcelona (Sants station) and Montserrat.
By car. There are car parkings next to the sanctuary and the Monistrol- Vila and Montserrat-Aeri train stations.
By funicular. The Funicular of San Joan connects the monastery with the church of Sant Joan, located at the top of the mountain.
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