The Montserrat Tour
Day trips & excursions

The Montserrat Tour

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Duration: up to 4 hours
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • See the spectacular landscapes in Montserrat National Park
  • Learn more about Catalan culture with a visit to the mountain of Montserrat
  • Visit the Royal Basilica of Montserrat and see the 12th-century Black Virgin statue
What to expect

Montserrat is a mountain, a unique Natural Park, and a massive rock over 4000 feet high, visible for miles, with unique shapes and rounded peaks that jut into the sky; there are paths, stairs, caves, chapels and hermitages scattered over the mountain, extraordinary landscapes and wonderful views.

Montserrat is a Benedictine monastery nearly 1000 years old, perched halfway up the mountain, and sheltered by its peaks. There is a basilica with the Chapel of Our Lady of Montserrat known as La Moreneta, the patron saint of Catalonia, and a presence strongly felt and revered. The community of monks also runs a boys' school devoted to the study of music.

Montserrat is culture: a library of nearly 300,000 volumes; the oldest boys' choir in Europe; a basilica full of paintings, gold lamps and decorated chapels, a museum with paintings by El Greco, Picasso and Dalí among many others and treasures from ancient Egypt.

TOUR DETAILS

Picturesque Drive: along the Llobregat River to the foot of the spectacular Montserrat mountain (its name means serrated, a reference to its jutting peaks), a natural park, and then up to the Sanctuary 725m (2380 feet) above sea level. Your guide will entertain you with tales, history, and legends of the mountain, the monastery, and the shrine. The return journey will be an alternative route accompanied by recordings of a variety of traditional Catalan music.

Montserrat Monastery: upon arrival to Montserrat, your guide will give you a tour to the main places of interest: monastery, basilica, a museum with a marvelous collection of paintings, Stations of the Cross, as well as bars, restaurants, shops and home products market.

Montserrat Basilica: the tour guide will provide the comment outside the basilica and show you Our Lady’s Chapel with the 12th Century figure of Our Lady of Montserrat.

At the end of the tour, you will have some free time to explore the area at your own pace.

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What's included
  • Officially-licensed, English-speaking guide
  • Transport
  • Basilica admission
What's not included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Meals
  • Entrance fee to other monuments mentioned during the tour
Reduced price
  • Infant (0-2 years): free
  • Child (3-12 years): reduced
Where

Plaça de Catalunya, 19, 08002 Barcelona, Spain

Meeting point:

Pl. Catalunya, opposite the Tourist Office, in front of Deutsche Bank & Hotel Olivia Plaza. Please arrive at least 10 minutes before departure and look for your guide with an orange umbrella.

What to remember
  • Modest clothing is recommended (shoulders and knees covered)
  • Please be aware that some walking is included during this tour. It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes
  • Due to the local weather conditions, it is recommended to wear clothes that protect from rain and cold
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When
  • The tour starts at 3.15pm on selected days
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Provider
Barcelona Guide Bureau
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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