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Monastery of Montserrat Tours

from £45 per person

Enjoy a tour which takes you from Barcelona, through picturesque villages, to Montserrat – home to the majestic 4,051ft Montserrat Mountain and the Royal Basilica of Montserrat which contains the famous 12th century Romanesque carving of the Black Virgin.

Start day trip from Barcelona in a comfortable bus to the mountain of Montserrat which rises majestically to 4,051 feet (1,236m). The rocks of Montserrat were formed by natural cement of sand during the centuries. The wind and rain shaped the mountain with strange and varied forms. The popular imagination has seen human or animal shape in some of these peaks, giving those names and inventing legends to explain their fantastic origins. Both our tour options to Montserrat will give you the opportunity to enjoy the wonderful and breathtaking views of the Montserrat Mountain, one of nature’s special creations.

You will visit the Royal Basilica of Montserrat, which holds the famous 12th century Romanesque carving of Verge Moreneta (the Black Madonna). You will be able to see this famous statue from a distance. The Benedict sanctuary of Montserrat has been founded in 1025 and provides a mystical backdrop for the Virgin of Montserrat, the patron saint of Catalonia who is enshrined in the monastery's Royal Basilica. The little monastery soon began to receive pilgrims and visitors who contributed to the spread of stories of miracles and wonders performed by the Virgin. Today, Montserrat has been modernized to continue attending to the needsof pilgrims, one thousand years after it was originally founded.

You will be given some free time to visit the audiovisual exhibition about the history and creation of Montserrat and taste typical liquors of Montserrat.

On some days the children's choir sings in the monastery and so you may be fortunate enough to catch one of their delightful performances.

Please check the ticket information for further details as we offer many differenttour options - including the NEW ticket with Colonia Guell & Gaudi's Crypt.

Please be aware that this tour is on a 48 hour confirmation with our supplier, we will only get in contact with you if there is a problem with your booking.

Combine your Highlights Tour with a trip to Montserrat and an unforgettable ride on a cog-wheel train! A comfortable Bus will take you to the mountain of Montserrat which rises majestically to 4,051 feet (1,236 meter). This trip to Montserrat will give you the opportunity to enjoy the wonderful and breath-taking views of the Montserrat Mountain, one of nature’s special creations.

You will go up to Montserrat with the Cog – Wheel Train, which leaves you in the middle of the Monastery. It is a 15-minute trip with a privileged and spectacular view of the mountain. The train has panoramic windows which make the actual journey an interesting attraction. The train is air-conditioned and they are completely wheelchair-friendly. You will visit the Royal Basilica of Montserrat, which holds the famous 12th century Romanesque carving of Verge Moreneta (the Black Virgin). You will be able to see this famous statue of the Black Virgin from a distance.

Tour Information

Departs: Daily between April and October. November to March only departing Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturday only.

Tour departs at 8.45am for the Highlights Tour, then departure at 3pm for the second part of your tour).

From April 2019 AM departure will be at 08.15am and PM departure at 14.15pm

Please be at meeting points 15 mins before departure time.

Duration: Approx. 10.5 hours.

Meeting Point for both tours: Balmes, 5 (Barcelona).

Please find below a link to the meeting point;

http://www.attractionworld.com/pdf/Map-Julia-Travel-Barcelona-Balmes.pdf

Inclusions:

  • Air conditioned motor coach.
  • Multilingual official guide.
  • Entrance fee to Spanish Village.
  • Montjuïc cable car ride.
  • Taste of 4 typical liquors, handmade by the monks of the monastery.
  • Entrance to the audiovisual exhibition in Montserrat.
  • Cog – Wheel Train.

Exclusions:

  • Entrance to the Gothic Cathedral.
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off.
  • Food and drinks, unless specified.

Useful Information:

  • 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.
  • You have approximately 1 hr 15 min of free time for lunch (from April to October) and 45 min (from November to March) between both parts of the excursions. Lunch not included.
  • Please be aware that some walking is included during this tour, please come prepared and we recommend wearing comfortable clothes and shoes.
  • Depending on the season you will need clothes protecting you from the rain and/or cold during the Montserrat tour.

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