Sant Jeroni Summit Montserrat – The Best Day Trip From Barcelona

Sant Jeroni Summit, Montserrat

The Sant Jeroni Summit in Montserrat is one of the best day trips from Barcelona! Montserrat is part of the mountain range 50km outside of Barcelona. The shape of the mountain range is unique and looks as though the conglomerate rock peaks have been cut into, hence the meaning of Montserrat “saw mountain”. The mountain is home to a Benedictine monastery called Santa Maria de Montserrat.

This hike was one of the best days during my time in Barcelona, getting there was fun, climbing it was rewarding and the views at the top were stunning! You will not regret coming here and it makes a nice change from busy Barcelona city.

Getting to Montserrat from Barcelona

How long is the Sant Jeroni Summit

This answer depends on where you start the San Jeroni trail. You can start this hike at either the foot of the mountain at Monistrol de Montserrat or after the Rack railway journey at Montserrat monastery.

If you start at the Monistrol de Montserrat it will take you 30 – 45 minutes to reach the Montserrat Monastery, it is a steep and windy climb but their are shops and cafes at the top to regain your energy before you begin the Sant Jeroni Summit.

From there the San Jeroni Summit is a 12km loop and takes about 3 hours to complete.

Sant Jeroni Summit

This is an incredible hike with a unique landscape of conglomerate rock, jagged peaks and panoramic views.

The final section has a few more steep stairs, the views at this point become spectacular. Once you reach the top there is a viewing platform where many people are resting before starting the descent back.

What To Bring

  • Plenty of water, about 3 – 4 litres. The stairs and heat will make you sweat alot!
  • Wear trainers, not sandals. There are many concrete stairs and some forest path so shoes with a relatively good grip are better suited.
  • A light rain jacket, it can get very windy as you reach the top.
  • A few snacks, there will be no opportunity to purchase food until you are back at Monistrol de Montserrat.

Where To Stay In Montserrat

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