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Mountain climbing is quite popular at Montserrat. The peaks here, some of which reach over 4000 feet (1200 meters), present an excellent challenge for mountaineers. The summit,
Sant Jeroni (Saint Jerome), presents an excellent panoramic view of the region and is connected to the monastery at the base of the mountain by hiking trails.
There are numerous walks around the Montserrat sanctuary with excellent scenery. Difficulties and lengths vary greatly. You can walk up the rather arduous path to the sanctuary via three popular paths, each of which takes about an hour and 45 minutes. The Montserrat Pilgrimage Path, formerly known as PR-32, is the one that most pilgrims historically took, as it connected to Santiago Way. The Three-Quarters Shortcut is the traditional route to the sanctuary from the town of Monistrol de Montserrat. Finally, there is PR-C 19, a more modern route suitable for casual rambling. You can also try scaling the summit of Sant Jeroni from the sanctuary in a 3.5-hour hike.
Easier walks around the sanctuary take less than half an hour but still pass by some wonderful views. There are walks from the sanctuary to the Placeta de Santa Anna, from the Plaza de les Tarantules to the Sant Joan Chapel, and from the Plaza de les Tarantules to the Santa Magdalena Chapel.