1. Spain
  2. Catalonia
  3. Barcelona
  4. Montserrat Monastery

Montserrat: Morning or Afternoon Half-Day Trip with Pickup

Product ID: 61517
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Dive into Catalan culture with a visit to the mountain of Montserrat. Spend 5-hours in this mysterious site in Catalonia at this natural monument. Avoid the massive tours and meet your specialized local guide who will inform you of rooted cultural myths.
About this activity
Duration: 5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Spanish, German

Pickup included

Pickup at your accommodation in Barcelona city center. Tour starts at 8:30 AM. A change of departure time is possible until 3:00 PM if you let the local partner know by e-mail: booking@inoutbarcelonatours.com Please provide the local partner with the exact address of your accommodation in Barcelona city center by email: booking@inoutabrcelonatours.com Check your mailbox for the exact pickup time.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Marvel at the spectacular landscapes in Montserrat National Park
  • Visit the picturesque Monastery and see the Black Madonna
  • Hear one of the oldest children's choirs in Europe
  • Explore the Holy Cave of Montserrat
  • Tour in a small group of 8 guests with hotel pickup and drop-off included
Full description
Be picked up from your Barcelona accommodations in the morning and enjoy the most exclusive views of this spectacular natural setting, the Holy Mountain. This rocky monument is known for the whimsical shapes of its peaks soaring through the sky, its valleys and caves, giving an appearance of mysterious beauty.

The mountain, 2,380 feet above sea level and surrounded by magnificent scenery, is home to the Benedictine Monastery of Santa Maria de Montserrat, which you will visit on this tour. This religious site includes the Basilica, where you’ll see the Virgin of Montserrat, known as the Black Madonna. This is a venerated 12th-century Romanesque carving characterized by its unique dark color, hence the nickname.

After visiting the monastery, your guide will take you on a walking tour to take in the stunning views from the site that was declared a national park in 1987. Next, you’ll visit the Holy Cave, where legend has it the Virgin appeared. It is now a center of pilgrimage and prayer.

To conclude the tour, you can enjoy listening to the angelic voices of La Escolania de Montserrat, one of the oldest children's choirs in Europe.

You will return to Barcelona with the guide at around 2:30 PM if you take the morning tour, or at 8:30 PM if you take the afternoon tour.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in a private air-conditioned minivan between 8:00 AM and 9:00 AM
  • Local guide
  • Small-group tour with up to 8 guests
  • Walking tour in Montserrat
  • Entrance fees
What’s Not Included
  • Personal expenses

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• There is a minimum number of 2 people required for the tour to operate
• Please provide the name and address of your accommodation when booking
• Children must be accompanied by an adult
• Please provide the age of children when booking so that the local supplier can provide the appropriate child seat
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 43 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.4 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.3 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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Arnie was the best on our 1/2 day trip to Montserrat. I think the half day is a perfect amount of time for anyone who wants to see this magical place but also plan other things for their day. Our small group (8 max) was great. We took the cable car up the mountain which was a wonderful surprise. We had an opportunity to hike to the cross (Do It), do a little shopping & just explore. Arnie was funny, knowledgeable & had other helpful tips for the remainder of our trip. We were happy with our experience. And pick up & drop off at our hotel was so nice. Thank you Arnie & maybe we will see you again someday.

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October 3, 2019

Marco was very accommodating and wanted to make sure everyone in the group had a good time. He took the hike with us all the way to the cross (which I recommend if you are in shape and don’t mind very steep inclines. He answered all of our questions and gave us great suggestions for our stay in Barcelona. He was very knowledgeable about the history of Montserrat as well.

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October 2, 2019

November 9, 2019

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Product ID: 61517