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  2. Catalonia
  3. Barcelona
  4. Vila Olimpica

Barcelona Highlights City Tour and Montserrat Excursion

Product ID: 23572
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Experience Barcelona by land and by air with this full-day expedition through the city and to nearby Montserrat. Take in the urban city life as you walk through places of historical significance before taking in the rural countryside atop a mountain.
About this activity
Duration 10.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Gaze up at the neo-Gothic architecture of the Barcelona Cathedral
  • Visit the Gothic Quarter, formerly the center of the old city
  • Pass by the Barcelona Olympic Stadium, built in 1927 and renovated in 1989
  • Admire the interesting architecture in the city
  • Sail through the air in one of the Montjuic cable cars
  • Visit the Benedictine abbey, Santa Maria de Montserrat
  • See the famous statue of Black Madonna
  • Sample liquors common to the region
Full description
This itinerary will allow you to enjoy the most emblematic sights the city has to offer. First, head to the sea, where you will be able to admire the intense changes the city underwent with the organization of the Olympic Games in 1992. Continue the visit driving up Montjuïc, where you will enjoy a cable card ride with precious views of the city. The bus will pick you up at the last station and you will continue your Montjuïc visit passing by the sports facilities built for the 1992 Olympic Games, until reaching the Spanish Village.

Visit this charming place where you can admire a collection of traditional buildings from all over Spain, and a demonstration of a selection of the handcrafts made in this country. After the visit to the Spanish village, arrive at the Plaza de Catalunya, the starting point of the guided walking tour of the old city center. Your tour finishes at the Plaza de Catalunya, in front of the Hard Rock Café, in the city center at a 10 minutes walking distance from the local supplier's office. 

Spend an hour relaxing before you are transported via bus to nearby Montserrat. The drive takes you through picturesque villages, eventually taking you to the breathtaking setting of the mountain of Montserrat, which rises to an impressive 4,051 feet (1,235 meters). Here you will visit the Benedictine abbey that is home to the famous 12th century Romanesque carving of Virgen Moreneta, the Black Virgin.
Includes
  • Air-conditioned coach
  • Bilingual guide
  • Entrance fee to the Montjuïc Castle
  • Entrance fee to The Cathedral
  • Montjuïc cable car ride.
  • Taste of 4 typical liquors, handmade by the monks of the monastery.
  • Entrance to the audio visual “Espai Audio visual Montserrat” 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.
  • Ride on the cog–wheel train
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Julia Travel Office, Balmes 5, Barcelona

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• The stop at the Olympic Stadium will take place unless there is any event that prevents access to the stadium
• Please be aware that some walking is included during this tour, please be ready and wear comfortable clothes and shoes
• You have approximately 1 hour and 15 min of free time for lunch (from April to October) and 30 min (from November to March) between both parts of the excursions. Lunch not included
• Proper 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
• At Montserrat there is a mountains climate, depending on the season you will need clothes protecting you from the rain and/or cold
• The duration of the tour includes transportation to and from destination.
• Please note that the itinerary is subject to change due to the events to be celebrated in the city (demonstrations, sporting events, cultural events, and public works).
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.4 / 5
based on 12 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.5/5
Organization
4.5/5
Value for money
4.5/5
Safety
4.5/5

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Julia Travel Gray Line Spain

Product ID: 23572