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Montserrat Tours and Tickets

Discover the stunningly beautiful Benedictine monk mountain retreat North West from Barcelona on top-rated Montserrat tours and tickets. Enjoy a scenic cable car ride, admire the most spectacular views of Catalonia, hear the Montserrat Choir boys recitals, see the Black Madonna, and learn about the holy grotto believed to be visited by the Virgin Mary. Surrounded by Mediterranean forests, the captivating landscape, the mysticism and Catholic spirituality surrounding the mountains make it a must-do when in Barcelona. Visit the Montserrat Monastery on a guided visit and see the Basilica of Montserrat, the only part of the monastery that survived the fire in 1808. So, what are you waiting for? Montserrat is waiting to be explored with Montserrat day tours from Barcelona.
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Our tips for Montserrat

  • Plan in advance. Montserrat day tours are highly popular among locals and tourists alike. Make sure to plan accordingly and book in advance to avoid last-minute rush during the peak season.
  • Dress appropriately. Since Montserrat is a religious place, it is recommended to dress modestly. Inside the Basilica, shorts, mini-skirts, and tank tops are not permitted.
  • Go hike. There are several hiking trails in Montserrat that provide breathtaking views of the mountains and valleys. Among them, the most favored one is the Camino de los Monjes, which traverses through forests, meadows, and rocky terrain.
  • Try the cable car ride. For reaching Montserrat, the cable car is the most preferred and picturesque mode of transport. The ride takes approximately 10 minutes, and during the journey, you'll relish stunning views of the mountains and valleys.
  • Take a tour of the basilica. Montserrat's key highlight is the Basilica, renowned for its Black Madonna statue. Apart from that, you can attend a mass or listen to the choir's musical rendition.
  • Try the local cuisine. Montserrat boasts a diverse culinary heritage, and it's highly recommended to relish some of the local delicacies such as coca de Montserrat, sweet bread, and goat cheese.

Good to know

Montserrat has a distinctive sawtooth shape and means "serrated mountain" in Catalan. The Black Madonna statue, one of the most venerated icons in Europe, is housed in the famous Basilica of Montserrat, which is a major attraction.

The Benedictine monastery of Montserrat, which dates back to the 11th century, has played an essential role in the religious and cultural life of Catalonia.

The Montserrat Boys' Choir is renowned for performing traditional Catalan and Gregorian music. Since its establishment in the 14th century, the choir has performed for several distinguished personalities, including Pope Benedict XVI and the King and Queen.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q: What is the best time to visit Montserrat?

    It's recommended to visit Montserrat during the shoulder seasons of spring (March to May) and fall (September to November) when the weather is pleasant and the number of tourists is relatively low.

  • Q: What are some of the best Montserrat (Spain) tours?

    There are several curated and guided tours available for Montserrat from Barcelona. You can take the Barcelona Highlights Morning Tour with Montserrat Abbey, the Montserrat Afternoon Tour with Cog Wheel Train Ride, the Guided Montserrat Tour with Monastery Visit, and more. You can also go for a combo tour that includes Montserrat and Sitges Full Day Trip.

  • Q: How do I get to Montserrat?

    Montserrat is accessible by car, train, or bus from Barcelona. Additionally, you can opt for the cable car or rack railway, which departs from the Montserrat Monastery.

  • Q: How far is Montserrat from Barcelona?

    Located around 41 kilometers (25 miles) northwest of Barcelona, the distance and travel duration to Montserrat may differ based on the chosen mode of transport.

  • Q: What are the must-visit attractions in Montserrat?

    Some must-visit attractions in Montserrat include the Basilica of Montserrat which houses the Black Madonna statue, Montserrat Monastery which is home to Benedictine monks, the Museum of Montserrat which houses extensive artwork by famous artists like Picasso and Dali, Natural Park of Montserrat which offers picturesque hiking trails, Santa Cova Chapel where the statue of Black Madonna was discovered and Funicular de Sant Joan which offers a panoramic view of the stunning landscape.

  • Q: Are there any hiking trails in Montserrat?

    Montserrat provides a multitude of hiking trails that offer magnificent vistas of the mountains and valleys. The Camino de los Monjes is the most preferred trail among visitors.

  • Q: What are the dress code requirements while visiting Montserrat?

    Since Montserrat is a religious destination, visitors are required to dress modestly and respectfully. Outfits such as shorts, mini-skirts, and tank tops are not permitted within the Basilica.

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