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Montserrat Half-Day Excursion from Barcelona

by Julia Travel - Gray Line Spain
per adult Price is 55 €
Duration: 4h 30m+ Free cancellation available No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English, Spanish Offered in: English, Spanish

Highlights

  • One of the most important pilgrimage sites of Catalonia

  • 12th-century Black Virgin sculpture at the Royal Basilica

  • Home to L'Escolania, one of oldest boys' choirs in Europe

  • Informative audiovisual exhibition on history of the site

  • Montserrat monastery, considered a source of Catalan pride

Highlights

  • One of the most important pilgrimage sites of Catalonia

  • 12th-century Black Virgin sculpture at the Royal Basilica

  • Home to L'Escolania, one of oldest boys' choirs in Europe

  • Informative audiovisual exhibition on history of the site

  • Montserrat monastery, considered a source of Catalan pride

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2:15 PM, Tour with Cog-wheel Train in English, includes Drinks Only

Duration 4h 30m

Live Commentary in English and a second language.

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Total price is 55 €, taxes included

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2:15 PM, Tour with Cog-wheel Train in Spanish, includes Drinks Only

Duration 4h 30m

Live Commentary in Spanish and a second language.

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9:15 AM, Tour in English, includes Drinks Only

Duration 5h 30m

Live Commentary in English and a second language.

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Total price is 55 €, taxes included

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9:15 AM, Tour in Spanish, includes Drinks Only

Duration 5h 30m

Live Commentary in Spanish and a second language.

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Total price is 55 €, taxes included

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Montserrat Half-Day Excursion from Barcelona

Activity Location

Santa Maria of Montserrat Abbey

Montserrat

Barcelona 08199

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Julia Travel Office

    5 Carrer de Balmes

    Barcelona 08007


Description

Leave our office in central Barcelona on an air-conditioned coach towards Montserrat. After a 1h drive on the highway, board the cog-wheel train up the mountain and enjoy the amazing views over the area. Admire the Mountain’s peculiar morphology, which 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 guidethrough 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. 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 audio visual exhibition once our guided tour finishes.


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Montserrat

  • Entrance to the audio visual exhibition in Montserrat

  • Liqueur tastings

  • Roundtrip transport to and from central Barcelona via air-conditioned coach

  • Discounts for some of the main attractions

  • Radio guide system

  • The afternoon option includes Montserrat Rack Railway


Exclusions

  • Food and drinks not listed as Inclusions

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off


Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 3 and younger are complimentary.

  • You must be able to climb and descend stairs and walk on unpaved or uneven terrain.

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.

  • For your comfort, a radio guide system is offered during the tour, in groups of more than 5 people.

  • Failure to show up at the established check-in time may entail losing the tour.

  • The duration of the tour includes the round trip to the destination.


Montserrat Half-Day Excursion from Barcelona ratings based on 203 verified reviews

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4.3 out of 5

2/5 8 Jan 2020

Time was a bit too short to explore there. Our tour guide speaks English with thick Spanish accent that makes it difficult for us to understand her.