The Montserrat Tour

Plaça de Catalunya, 19, 08002 Barcelona, España
From/per person
52.00
  • Day trips & Excursions
  • Guided visits
  • Museums and Monuments
  • Tourist Guide
  • Transport included
  • Views


Description

This tour is the easiest way to visit Montserrat! Spectacular mountain and views, ancient monastery, holy shrine – an incomparable place not to be missed.Start with a picturesque drive up the mountain. Perched half way up you will see the nearly 1000 year old monastery. There is a short walk to get there, best moment to enjoy the magnificent views and have a taste of artisan cheese and honey that you will find in the stalls along the way.You will have about 2 hours in the Sanctuary of Montserrat, combining an orientation tour with some free time to see the black Madonna, the basilica, the museum, restaurants or the shops.

The Mountain

Montserrat is a massive rock over 4000 feet high, visible for miles, with weird 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. No wonder the whole mountain is also a Natural Park

The Monastery & Black Madonna

The 1000 year old Benedictine monastery is perched half way 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.

The Sanctuary of Montserrat

Surrounding the Monastery there are plenty of things to do, here are some top suggestions:Best place for pictures, with some outstanding views of both Montserrat and the surrounding plainsMarket stalls selling local goods like honey and Mató (fresh cheese)The Museum of Montserrat has an extensive collection with paintings by Dalí, Picasso, El Greco and even treasures from ancient Egypt!Restaurants and shops for anyone looking for souvenirsFunicular railway to Sant Joan chape

More information

  • The tour is only in English making it easier for you to follow the whole story
  • If you don’t have a whole day to visit Montserrat this is your tour: you can visit Barcelona in the morning and see Montserrat in the afternoon
  • Afternoon is also best because there are less people in Montserrat than in the morning

Reduced prices

  • Child (3-12): 25€
  • Infant (0-2): free

 

 


Highlights

  • Montserrat – serrated mountain
  • Spectacular views
  • La Moreneta – Black Madonna

Schedule

Meting point

Departure point in Plaça Catalunya 19, in front of Hotel Olivia Plaza

Availability

Daily at 3 pm, except Sunday

Duration

4 hours


Inclusions

  • Picturesque drive up to Montserrat (about an hour from Barcelona)
  • Roomy and air conditioned bus with big windows
  • About an hour free time to roam on your own