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Monastery of Montserrat Tours

from £52 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 your half 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. 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.

You will go up to Montserrat with the Cog – Wheel Train, which leaves you in the middle of the Monastery. It is an approx.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.

Tour Availability:

  • Daily from1st Apriluntil 31st October.
  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday& Saturday from 1st November – 31st March.

Departure Time:3pm from1st Apriluntil 31st Octoberand 2.15pm from 1st November – 31st March.

Meeting Time:Please be at meeting point at least 15min before departure time.

Duration:Approx. 4 ½ Hrs.

Times are approximate and subject to change.

Departure/ Arrival point: Balmes, 5 (Barcelona).

Please find below a link to a map of the meeting point;

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

Inclusions

  • Air conditioned motor coach.
  • Bilingual official guide.
  • Taste of 4 typical liquors, handmade by the monks of the monastery.
  • Entrance to the audiovisual exhibition in Montserrat. The exhibition is based on three fundamental pillars: Mountain, monastery and sanctuary. It explains to its visitors the history, natural creation and significance of this pilgrimage site.
  • Cog – Wheel Train.

Exclusions:

  • Food and drinks, unless specified.
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off.
  • Any other services not mentioned above.

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.
  • Please be aware that some walking is included during this tour, please come prepared and we recommend wearing comfortable clothes and shoes.
  • 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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