Combo Tour: Montserrat abbey and Barcelona the best of Gaudí
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Combo Tour: Montserrat abbey and Barcelona the best of Gaudí

Free cancellation
Language: English , Spanish
Availability: Daily
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 10 hours
Do this because
  • Visit Montserrat and admire its rocks shape that reminds of a human and animal appearance
  • The Basílica de Montserrat holds the Montserrat Virgin, known as "La Moreneta", which is the patron saint of Catalonia
  • See La Pedrera and Casa Batlló, the most emblematic Gaudí's buildings
What to expect

Board a coach from the local operator's office in central Barcelona to the magical mountain of Montserrat. Famous for its peculiar morphology, its name comes from the Catalan words Mont (mountain) and Serrat (serrated). World-famous for its rocky geography, Montserrat beautiful scenery was declared National Park in 1987 to protect its natural and cultural wealth.

Follow your local guide through the site and learn about the history and architectural style of the Monastery. A community of 80 monks currently lives and follow the rule of Saint Benedict in Montserrat. Fall in love with the Gothic and Renaissance details of the basilica and sanctuary. Learn about the legend of the miraculous apparition of the Black Madonna and Child in the cave of Santa Cova. To this day their wood carving is kept in the Church of the monastery, which you will be able to visit. The figure is popularly known as La Moreneta (The Black Madonna) as a result of a varnish reaction.

Besides the main area, there are a great number of small churches and trails you can follow. You will be given free time to taste the finest liquors, shop for locally produced treats or visit the audiovisual exhibition once our guided tour finishes.

Check-in back again at the local operator's office in central Barcelona 15 minutes before the starting time of the afternoon activity. Meet your guide and come aboard an air-conditioned coach towards Sagrada Familia.

Enjoy a panoramic tour of the exterior of the Sagrada Familia. Marvel at the extensive symbolism of its façade details. Board your bus back again for a short trip to the Park Güell, located in the upper part of the city. Enjoy a guided tour of the Park with your local guide and discover why it is one of the most emblematic works by Gaudí. Wonder at the magnificent skills of Gaudí and its organic style displayed all over the park. Did you know the Park is a World Heritage Site by UNESCO?

Follow your guide and board the coach again for a short trip to Passeig de Gràcia, the most important street in the city. Stroll down the same admiring the many modernist buildings, learn about their history and significance. Stop in front of La Pedrera and at Casa Batlló, marvel at Gaudí’s abilities and enjoy the explanations of your guide.

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What's included
  • Transportation on an air-conditioned coach
  • Local guide
  • Tour operated in both Spanish and English
  • Radio guide system
  • Admission to Park Güell
  • Taste of 4 typical liquors in Montserrat
  • Entrance to the audiovisual exhibition in Montserrat “Espai Audiovisual Montserrat”
What's not included
  • Entrances to Sagrada Família, Casa Milà “La Pedrera” and Casa Batlló
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Other services not specified
Reduced price
  • Infants 0-3 years old: free
  • Children 4-12 years old: reduced
Where

Carrer de Balmes, 5, 08007 Barcelona, Spain

Meeting point:

Julia Travel Office at Carrer de Balmes 5, Barcelona

What to remember
  • There is approximately 35 min time between both parts of the tour when you will have time to get lunch in Barcelona city center (Lunch not Included)
  • Dress code is required to enter the Basilica in Montserrat. Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women. No flip flops permitted
  • Queues to see the Black Madonna may occur depending on the season
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please note: Radio guide system is offered to groups of more than 5 people
  • The duration of the tour includes transportation
  • Please note this activity includes walking long distances. Wear appropriate attire
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When
  • Daily from April to October, at 9.30am
  • Check-in time: 9.15am
  • Blackout dates: 11 and 24 September; 25 and 26 December; 1, 5 and 6 January
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Provider
Julia Travel
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the activity begins.

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