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Montserrat Morning Tour From Barcelona

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily

    Boys’ Choir option: Monday to Friday

  • Duration

    5.5 hours

  • Start time

    9:30am

    Please reach the meeting point 15 minutes before the tour starts.

  • Meeting Point
    Estació del Nord, ground floor, platform 19
  • Ending Point

    Estació del Nord, ground floor

Key Highlights

  • Visit one of the most important places of pilgrimage in Spain
  • Breathtaking views of uniquely shaped Montserrat rock mountains
  • Enjoy a variety of drinks especially prepared in the monastery
  • Includes an audiovisual presentation about life within the monastery walls
  • Printed voucher and E-voucher accepted
  • This tour will have a maximum of 30 travelers per guide.

Overview

Take time out from Barcelona to discover the mythical Mount Montserrat, the spiritual centre of Catalonia and a place of pilgrimage. See the unique natural environment of the natural park of Mount Montserrat with its singular rock formations and enjoy stupendous views of the Pyrenees.

Visit the Shrine of the Black Virgin, patron saint of Catalonia and hear legend of how St Peter deposited a statue of the Virgin, carved by St Luke here. You'll find hidden paths and stairways and caves, chapels and hermitages scattered all over the mountain as well as the Abbey of Montserrat, a Benedictine Monastery with almost 1000 years of history.

Taste four types of special drinks prepared by the monks and watch an audiovisual presentation where you can learn all about the history of the Abbey and its inhabitants. Spend time exploring on your own or just absorb the atmosphere of this deeply spiritual place.

In your free time, you can choose to visit Montserrat Museum, ride the Sant Joan funicular to enjoy picturesque view or go hiking (please note that you will have time to do only one of the things).

Itinerary

The tour starts from Barcelona, take a picturesque route along the Llobregat River to the foot of the spectacular Montserrat mountain. On the way, your guide will entertain you with tales, history and legends of the mountain, and the monastery and shrine you will see later.

Long before you reach Montserrat, you will see the jagged silhouette of the great mountain. This massive rock fortress is dotted with paths, stairs, caves, chapels and hermitages. You will drive through the Natural Park and up to the sanctuary 725m (2380 feet) above sea level.

When you arrive, you will enjoy a tour of Montserrat, during which your guide will point out the main places of interest. You will see the Benedictine monastery, nearly 1000 years old, perched half way up the mountain and sheltered by its peaks. You will also see the basilica with the Chapel of Our Lady of Montserrat. Known as La Moreneta, or the Black Virgin, she is the patron saint of Catalonia, and is a presence strongly felt and revered.

The basilica is full of the most beautiful paintings, gold lamps and decorated chapels. Enjoy exquisite drinks prepared in the monastery and watch an audio-visual presentation about life within the monastery walls.

After the guided tour, you will have time to dedicate to the aspects of this beautiful and spiritual place that interest you most.

Inclusions

  • Access to the basilica and the Black Madonna
  • Optional: Access to Boys’ Choir.
  • Taste of 4 typical liquors of the area.
  • Entrance to the audio-visual exhibition in Montserrat “Espai Audio visual Montserrat”..
  • Transportation on an air-conditioned coach.
  • Tour operated in both Spanish and English.
  •  Radio guide system.

Exclusions

  • • Food and drinks, unless specified.
  • • Hotel pickup and drop-off.

Please note

Voucher information: You can show your voucher on your smartphone (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)

This tour will have a maximum of 30 travelers per guide.

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.

Please note this is a walking tour on arrival at the site. Wear appropriate attire.

Please check the schedule for the facilities you wish to visit at the site.

Additional info

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.

Customer Reviews

  • yin chen
    good experience

    very good...

    Canada 06/06/2017
  • Ana Katarina Araya V

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    Costa Rica 11/26/2016
  • RAVICHANDRAN NAIR
    Never miss Montserrat

    Excellent trip and fantastic tour guide made our Barcelona visit memorable. Highly recommended for family and all visitors. Thanks....

    United States 08/17/2016

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