Day trips & excursions

Montserrat full-day trip from Barcelona with brunch

Availability: Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Duration: 9 hours
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • Climb the mountain of Montserrat and admire the impressive landscapes
  • Visit to the Basilica and Monastery of Montserrat of the XIIth century and see "La Moreneta"
  • Enjoy a delicious brunch
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 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 later. The figure is popularly known as La Moreneta (The Black Madonna) as a result of a varnish reaction.

After the guided tour you will be given about 3 hours of free time. Then, you can shop for locally produced treats, have lunch, listen to one of the oldest Boys’ Choir in Europe (subject to their schedule), visit the audiovisual exhibition, visit the museum (if option selected) or taste the finest liquors made in the region. Besides the main area, there are a great number of small churches and trails you can hike to.

Join your guide back again around 3.00pm for the second part of the visit, an exclusive guided tour of the Sacristy. Back on the bus, you will drive to Santa Cecilia, the first monastery built in the mountain. This construction is located in a privileged and peaceful natural terrace with breathtaking views of the peaks. Enjoy the artistic intervention of the Irish painter Sean Scully and be amazed by its fusion of Christian and avant-garde artworks.

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What's included
  • Transportation on an air-conditioned coach
  • Tour operated in English
  • Exclusive entrance to the Sacristy
  • Exclusive entrance to Santa Cecilia monastery
  • Admission ticket to the Montserrat museum (if option selected)
  • Taste of 4 typical liquors of the area
  • Entrance to the audio visual exhibition in Montserrat “Espai Audio visual Montserrat”
What's not included
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Ticket for the funicular in Montserrat
Reduced price
  • Infant 0-3 years free
  • Children 4-12 years reduced
Where

Julia Travel Office at Carrer de Balmes 5, Barcelona

What to remember
  • Correct dress code is requested to enter the Basilica at Montserrat. It is not permitted to enter with tank tops, strapless shirts, short shorts or sandals
  • Please be aware that some walking is included during this tour, comfortable clothes and shoes are recommended
  • At Montserrat there is a mountains climate, depending on the season you will need clothes protecting you from the rain and/or cold
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When
  • From March to October, Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9.30am
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Provider
Julia Travel
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Unfortunately, we can't offer you a refund nor can we change or cancel your booking for this particular product, due to our partner's policy.

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