This day tour combines one of Spain’s most beautiful and sacred places with the stunning artistic and architectural heritage of Barcelona.
Drive through picturesque villages to the craggy peak of Montserrat, rising majestically to 4,051 feet (1,235 meters). Visit the Royal Basilica of Montserrat, home of the much revered 12th-century carving of the La Moroneta, the Black Virgin.
Enjoy a panoramic tour of Barcelona taking in the artistic treasures of this magnificent city. Gaudi, one of the greatest innovators of his time, has left behind many treasures for discerning visitors to enjoy. These include Casa Batllo and La Pedrera – his famous apartment buildings and the whimsical Parc Guell, not to mention La Sagrada Familia (Holy Family) Cathedral, his unfinished masterpiece.
This action-packed tour is a superb introduction to Barcelona and a good option if you are short of time.
For excursion you will travel in a comfortable air-conditioned coach accompanied by a multilingual guide (or guides) speaking English and German.
Start your trip from Barcelona to the mountain of Montserrat which rises majestically to 4,051 feet (1,236 meter), a scenic journey of about 50 minutes. Long before you reach Montserrat, you will see. The Rocks of Montserrat formed by natural cement of sand during the century affected by the wind and rain who shaped the mountain with strange and varied forms. The popular imagination has seen human or animal shape in some of these peaks, giving them names and inventing legends to explain their fantastic origins.
Then you will visit the Royal Basilica of Montserrat, which holds the famous 12th century Romanesque carving of Virgen Moreneta, the Black Virgin. The Benedict sanctuary of the Virgin Mary of Montserrat has been founded at 1025 and provides a mystical backdrop for the Virgin of Montserrat, the patron saint of Catalonia who is enshrined in the monastery's Royal Basilica. The little monastery soon began to receive pilgrims and visitors who contributed to the spread of stories of miracles and wonders performed by the Virgin. Today, Montserrat has been modernized to continue attending to the needs to pilgrims one thousand years after it was originally founded.
On second part of the tour of Barcelona you will see the best of Modernism Barcelona and famous architecture of Antoni Gaudí who lived in Barcelona ,has left behind numerous treasures for the discerning tourist to discover in Barcelona: Sagrada Familia (Holy Family) Basilica where we do Walking Tour exterior of Sagrada Familia, richly and symbolically decorated, where vaults reach up to seventy meters. Then enjoy a 30 minute visit at Gaudi's bizarre Parc Guell which has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Keep an eye on your watch, it's easy to get lost in the whimsical design of this bizarre but compelling public park. Gaudi's unfinished masterpiece which is Barcelona's most famous landmark.
The tour ends at Casa Batlló at Paseo de Gracia.
Comfortable coach, safe driver, knowledgeable and fun tour guides, great experience. Montserrat is stunning and the Gaudi tour was superb. Highly recommended!... MR E CLARKE
Visite de Montserrat très intéressnate puisque temps libre permettant de visiter par soi-même.... Karine Lejeune
Approx. 10 hours
Duration: Approx. 10 hours
Please make your way to the local activity operator’s office at Calle Balmes, 5, Barcelona. (The closest Metro station is Universitat).
Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.
The tour ends at the Casa Batlló, Passeo de Gràcia, 43.
Dress for the weather. Wear comfortable shoes for walking. Don’t forget the camera
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm all details.
Please arrive at the departure point at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the tour.
The tour duration includes travelling time from Barcelona to Montserrat and vice-versa (approximately 45-50 minutes each way).
There is approximately 1 hour time between both parts of excursions when you have a time to get a lunch (not included) in Centre of Barcelona.
From 2November to 31March we will visit Parc Guell before Sagrada Familia.
Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.
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