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

Montserrat Monastery: Guided Tour with Early Access

Product ID: 58191
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Enjoy this tour to the Monastery of Montserrat from Barcelona, and learn about the lives of the Benedictine monks at the monastery and why the sanctuary became one of the most important Catholic shrines in Catalonia.
About this activity
Duration 5 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the Montserrat Museum and see relics from Ancient Egypt, Palestine, Cyprus, and Mesopotamia
  • Marvel at the rounded rocks of Montserrat Mountain
  • Learn about life for the Benedictine monks in the sacred mountain
  • See an impressive collection of art depicting the Virgin Mary
Full description
Upon arrival at the monastery, northwest of the city, learn about the lives of the monks in the monastery and sacred mountain. Visit the Museu de Montserrat and see a collection of artifacts that range from Egyptian mummies to canvasses by Picasso. Although much of the collection was lost in the Napoleonic War, the museum continued to add to its collection and the museum is now home to important works of 20th-century Catalan art.

See archaeological finds from Mesopotamia, Ancient Egypt and Palestine. Admire old paintings from the 13th to 18th centuries by artists such as Morales, El Greco, and Caravaggio. Fall in love with the Renaissance architecture of the 16th-century basilica. Go to the atrium and sacristy, and see the permanent collection of images of the Virgin Mary.

If you book the option that includes entrance to the Monastery you will enjoy a liquor tasting.
Includes
  • Bilingual guide
  • Transportation from meeting point
  • Entrance to the Monastery of Montserrat (if option selected)
  • Liquor tasting (if option selected)
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Outside Hard Rock Café at Plaza Cataluña 21, 08002 Barcelona.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• Please note, when booking there is the option for a 1-day tour or a 2-day tour
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4.7/5
Organization
4.6/5
Value for money
4.6/5
Safety
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Amigo Tours Spain

Product ID: 58191