Montserrat Monastery Afternoon Tour with Cog-wheel Train

Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
Destination: Spain, Kiribati, Barcelona
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Barcelona
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

This half day tour will take you to discover one of the most emblematic places in Catalonia, the amazing and mystic Montserrat Mountain. During the first part of the tour, we will enjoy a guided visit to learn about the history and meaning of this place. We can visit the interior of the Monastery and the Church, where is located the famous virgin known as “La Moreneta”. The tour also includes the cog-wheel train trip, the entrance to the audio visual exhibition and a taste of typical liquors.

Highlights

  • Fully narrated tour
  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Montana de Montserrat, Montserrat, Catalonia

Montserrat is a rocky mountain located 50 km to the southwest of Barcelona. It is considered the most significant and important mountain of Catalonia. The etymology of Montserrat comes from Catalan Mont (mountain) and serrat (serrated).
The importance of this mountain is due to the legend of the miraculous appearance of the Madonna and Child in one of the caves. This cave received the name Santa Cova (The Saint Cave). To this day the wood carving of the Madonna and Child are kept in the Church of the monastery and it is possible to visit it. This image of the Madonna is popularly known as La Moreneta (The Black Madonna) for its dark color.
You will climb the mountain inside the Rack Railway (Cog-Wheel Train).

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Abadia de Montserrat, Montserrat, Catalonia

During the first part of the tour you will enjoy an introduction to the history of the monastery. Once the guided tour has ended, you will have free time to enjoy de fabulous land scape by yourself, to visit the local food market, to visit de audiovisual exhibition and to taste some typical liqueurs.

Duration: 2 hours

Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Expert bilingual guide
  • Cog-wheel train ride
  • Tasting of 4 typical liquors made by the monks of the monastery
  • Radio guide system
  • Entrance to the audio visual exhibition in Montserrat “Espai Audio visual Montserrat”.
  • 20% off in the Sant Joan Funicular ticket.
  • 10% off in the Museum entrance fee.
  • 10% off in the buffet restaurant at the “Mirador dels Apostols”.
  • Entry/Admission - Montana de Montserrat
  • Entry/Admission - Abadia de Montserrat

Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants travel free provided they do not occupy a seat
  • This is a large coach tour with a maximum of 50 participants
  • Note that the La Escolania children's choir does not perform in the afternoon
  • 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
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • We recommend you to check the timetable of the different facilities that you wish to visit during your free time.
  • For your comfort, a radio guide system is offered during the tour, in groups of more than 5 people.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
Departure Point

Carrer de Balmes, 5, Carrer de Balmes, 5, 08007 Barcelona, Spain


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

4 hours 30 minutes

Package is cancellable prior to three days from the commencement of the service.

User's Reviews

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Mary Jehn

We thoroughly enjoyed this train ride and tour of the monastery. The only negative is that our tour guide’s English was difficult to understand.

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Sabrina I

The your was well organized. Govana the guide was fantastic. My only complaint was that we had to make our way from the cruise terminal to Julia tour office which was an additional cost to bear by taxi Would have been better if we were given directions to use the shuttle provided at €5 to the town.

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Skeeta S

Wonderful day. The Montserrat was full of history and breath-taking views

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Cynthia V

This was a great afternoon tour to Montserrat. The monastery and location are breathtaking! It was just enough time there, we got to see everything. Our guide was great...if you have a free afternoon in Barcelona I highly recommend this tour.

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Steve M

The trip was worth seeing but the tour guide was not much good. His iinstructions on things was poor. Other guides on the train up the mountain advised of good picture opportunities. he didn't. He left his mic on and spoke to himself not knowing everyone could hear.

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Montserrat

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The beautiful altar of Sagrada Familia

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Orange and red faces the sunset

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Blue faces the sea

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A forest of columns

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Crucifixion facade

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La Sagrada Familia

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My daughter and I posing in front of the beautiful mountains.

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Ricky and Heidi

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Montserrat Holy of Holies

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The Black Virgin of Montserrat.

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Golden light on the valley outside Montserrat.

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