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Montserrat Afternoon Tour with Cog Wheel Train Ride

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat

  • Duration

    4.5 hours

  • Start time

    26 Mar – 31 May: 2:15pm

    1 Jun– 31 Oct: 3pm

    1 Nov – 31 Mar: 2:15pm

    Please reach the meeting point 15 minutes prior to the start of the tour to avoid delays.

  • Meeting Point

    Please make your way to tour operator's office at Estació del Nord, ground floor, platform 19. Carrer d'Alí Bei, 80

    Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time.

  • Ending Point

    Same as the start point

Key Highlights

  • Travel in a luxury, air-conditioned coach from Barcelona to Montserrat
  • Embark on a picturesque journey up in the mountains in a cog wheel train
  • See the 12th century carving of the Black Virgin, also known as Virgin Moraneta
  • Also includes a visit to Espai Audiovisual Montserrat, the new audiovisual room in the monastery
  • Both printed or smartphone vouchers are accepted!

Overview

Embark on the most popular day trip from Barcelona to visit the incredible Montserrat Monastery. Travel from Barcelona in an air-conditioned coach to reach the foot of Montserrat, from where you will take a cog wheel train to reach the monastery. The train ride gives you spectacular views over Montserrat that cannot be seen any other way.

Enjoy spectacular sites of the landscape during the course of your train ride while the bi-lingual guide, fluent in English and Spanish, will talk about the history and culture of the place.

Once you reach the monastery, explore one of the most important pilgrimage site of Catalonia and gaze at the 12th century Romanesque carving of Virgin Moraneta.

Also, the Montserrat Day Trip with Cog Wheel Train Ride tour includes a visit the audio visual room of the monastery, where you can learn about Montserrat's role as a spiritual and cultural centre. Plus, enjoy four types of local liquor during the course of the tour.

Itinerary

To start your Montserrat Day Trip with Cog Wheel Train Ride, you will board a bus from Barcelona to the mountain of Montserrat located 4,051 feet above sea level, which is home to incredible Benedictine Abbey – Santa Maria de Montserrat. The undulating topography along with a monastery and hermit caves, makes it a favourite tourist spot.

With this tour, you will board a cog wheel train to reach the monastery Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey, an important pilgrimage site in Catalonia. During the course of your 15 minute journey, enjoy picturesque views of the beautiful multi-peaked mountain. The trains are air-conditioned and wheelchair-friendly.

The rocks of Montserrat formed by natural cement of sand during the centuries affected by the wind and rain, give the mountains strange and varied forms. Some of the peaks and sites have been named after human or animal shapes, as imagined by the locals. There are also several legends surrounding the mountains and how it came into being.

Your Bi-lingual guide, fluent in English and Spanish, will share notes about the history and myths of the city and the monastery.

Visit the Royal Basilica of Montserrat, known for the 12th century Romanesque carving of Virgin Moraneta, also called the Black Virgin. She is considered to be the patron saint of Catalonia, who is enshrined in the monastery's Royal Basilica. You will have enough time to go around the basilica and take in the spiritual atmosphere of the place.

You will also visit the Espai Audiovisual Montserrat, the new audiovisual room in Montserrat which reflects the monastery’s will to respond and offer notes to the thousands of visitors and pilgrims who are interested in learning about Montserrat and its significance. The exhibition is based on three fundamental pillars: mountain, monastery and sanctuary.

During the course of the tour, also enjoy four types of liquors produced in the area.

Inclusions

  • Transportation on an air conditioned coach
    • Tour operated in both Spanish and English
    • Radio guide system
    • Local guide
    • Taste of 4 typical liquors of the area
    • Entrance to the audio visual exhibition in Montserrat “Espai Audio visual Montserrat”

    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!)

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.

    It is the responsibility of all visitors to be at the meeting point 15 minutes before departure.

    Guests arriving after departure cannot be accommodated and missed tours or tickets cannot be refunded.

    Knees and shoulders should be covered to enter religious buildings. 

    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

    • 5
      A must place to visit when in Barcelona. Its tranquility and scenery are stunning. Away from the crowds for a few hours.Do not MISS !!
      10/03/2018 Diana Buttigieg, Malta
    • 5
      05/25/2018 Fias Nanji, Canada
    • 5
      10/26/2017 Alexander bulosan, United States

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