Monastery to Sant Jeroni

Circular route of extraordinary interest up to Montserrat’s summit (1.237 m), with spectacular breathtaking views of the mountain and a good part of Catalonia.

We take Sant Joan funicular, which will drop us up on Plà de les Taràntules.

Once at the upper station, we take the path on the right, passing under a small bridge to continue straight on towards Sant Jeroni as shown on the signal.

Signposted to Sant Jeroni Summit at Pla de les Taràntules

We will walk by the four needle-like features called Gorres, the highest one, topped by a cross is called Gorra Frígia.

Needles of de Montserrat, Les Gorres

We must not leave the main path at any time.

After crossing a narrow path between two rocks, there is a lookout to your left: Serra de les Paparres’s viewpoint. It is really worth getting there to enjoy the magnificent views.

Viewpoint of Serra de les Paparres

The path leads to the head of the valley, it gets into the forest and crosses Santa Maria stream through a wooden footbridge.

Go up the paved path; note a downhill path to your right wich we will take in order to return to the Monastery.

In about fifteen minutes, we will reach Sant Jeroni’s chapel.

Sant Jeroni Chapel

A sign will lead us to the top in a few minutes. But before this, why not stopping for a while at Mossèn Cinto’s viewpoint, halfway up to the top.

Viewpoint of Mossèn Cinto

Once on the summit, a direction table will help us identify the surrounding geography that extends from the Pyrenees to Els Ports and Majorca.

Summit of Sant Jeroni, direction table

We may come back to the Sanctuary by taking the same path down to Sant Joan’s funicular or by walking down Sant Jeroni’s old path, in this case we should walk back to the last stretch of the paved path to the crossroad where the downhill path starts and, once there, take it down towards Pla dels Ocells - Monestir de Montserrat.

Along the way we will find Natural Park signs that will guide us on the way back to the Sanctuary.

Route Map

Route Map

Map of services on Montserrat

Map of services on Montserrat

Park Rules and Regulations

Basic Tips When on the Trail

Further information

Contact the office of the Montserrat Mountain Nature Park:

Plaça Abat Oliba, s/n,
Tel. 938350644

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