Monterrat is one of the place you must visit if you are in Barcelona. It’s one of the most iconic sights in Catalunya.

Monterrat literally means ‘serrated mountain” in Catalan. It describes the serrated top shape of the mountain. It was registered a a national park in 1987. 

The highest summit of Montserrat is called Sant Jeroni (Saint Jerome) and it stands at 1,236 meters (4,055 feet) above sea-level. It is accessible by hiking trails which connect from the top entrance to the Sant Joan funicular, the monastery, or the base of the mountain.

Check out our trip to Monterrat here:

How to get there

Montserrat is about 48 km (30 miles) away from Barcelona, and is easily accessible by train, car and bus. Most public transit options will take you to the Montserrat-Aeri or Monistrol de Montserrat terminals at the foot of the mountains, where you can take a cable car or rack railway to reach Montserrat and its monastery, high up in the mountains.

You can take the R5 from Plaza Espanya to Monistrol de Montserrat.

Studentfy frequently runs trips to Monterrat. Check out our Trips page to book your trip.

Safety and navigation

Overall, the mountain and it trail are safe, however, there are some steep drops and there are some wild goats running around as well. We recommend not wandering off the main trail. Most of the main paths have signs telling you which way to go.

Your phone might lose reception in certain sections of the mountain. If you are in a group, we suggest having walkie talkies with you jut in case.


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08691, Barcelona



Nearest metro/bus stop

R5 from Plaza Espanya to Monistrol de Montserrat

Official website


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