Montserrat Royal Basilica Half-Day Trip from Barcelona

Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
Destination: Spain, CT, Barcelona
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  • 5 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 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: Abadia de Montserrat, Carretera BP-1121 S/N, 08199 Montserrat Spain

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 mountain receives its name for its peculiar morphology. In 1987 Montserrat was declared a Natural Park to ensure its conservation. The highest peak is called Sant Jeroni (Saint Jerome) and stands at 1,236 meters above sea level.
Besides the main monastery of Santa María de Montserrat, there is a great number of small churches and chapels, some of them abandoned. The main monastery stands at 720 meters above sea level. Nowadays there is a community of 80 monks that live there and follow the rule of Saint Benedict.
When you arrive, you will enjoy an introduction to the history of the monastery.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Montana de Montserrat, 08199 Montserrat Spain

The Mountain has many hiking routes. The routes are long and it can take hours to finish them. As you will have some free time, a good option is to walk to the cross of Sant Miguel (approximately 15 minutes away from the monastery), it offers one of the best panoramic views of the mountain and the monastery.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Escolania de Montserrat, Spain

You will be able to hear the amazing choir of Montserrat, which have concerts on weekdays at 13:00h.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Montserrat Museum, Montserrat Spain

During your free time, you will be able to visit the audiovisual exhibition and to taste some typical liqueurs.

Duration: 45 minutes

Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • 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”.

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 children's choir performance is subjected to the school calendar and special events of the choir and monastery.
  • 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.
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • 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, 08007 Barcelona, Spain


Departure Time

9:15 AM


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

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

Duration

5 hours 30 minutes

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

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Wilfredo R

Spectacular, can't miss location. David is a very knowledgeable tour guide that kept us on time and provided relavant information plus injected his knowledge of the site which personalised the experience.

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Karen T

Our guide Xavier was very informative and friendly. Perfect half day trip and would recommend. Back in Barcelona by 1430.

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Alison F

Fantastic day made perfect with Xavier as our guide. His english is extremely good and his extensive knowledge and great sense of humour heightened the experience for my husband and I.

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Sarah W

Knowledgable guide, air con bus, just over an hour to get there, great scenery. Good to visit if you have time in Barcelona.

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Andaluza N

It was a very nice experience. I liked the organization, the care the guide had for us, the explanations, and of course other things that were not really depending on the trip organisers, like the weather, the fact that there were not so many crowds. I loved the experience.

User's Picture Gallery

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Its amazing to be here

Me

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Walking up to the monestery

great mountain scape

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View of Montserrat from a walking trail

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Montserrat Tour Participants Heading In

An eager crew walking past the unique shops and cafes

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This is the interior of the basilica during high mass.

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Our tour guide Suzanna always smiling! Thanks you Suz.

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Prayer Candles lit in the cave for Virgin Mary

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Montserrat

Misty!!

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prière à Monserrat

l'Essentiel est invisible

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Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey

Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey

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MONSERRAT

Basilique vue du funiculaire

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From the stations climb

This is a view of the monastery from a portion of the climb.

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in front of the monastery

Myself in front of the monastery

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basilica

the front of the basilica

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Interior of church

View of altar

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Drive to Montserrat

Photo from afar

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Monserrat valley

Overlooking valley from View Pount

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Royal Basillica square

Setting infront of opening to Royal Basillica

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Monserrat

Taken from public view point

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Montserrat, entrance to the Royal Basilica

Royal Basilica statuary

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