Monistrol de Montserrat, Spain Museums & exhibitions

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Montserrat & Cava Winery Small Group Day Tour

1. Montserrat & Cava Winery Small Group Day Tour

Embark on a guided day trip from Barcelona to Montserrat and the Penedès wine-growing region by minivan. Visit the monastery and the Museum of Monserrat, listen to Europe's oldest children's choir, walk through the mountain range's many paths, and visit a winery - this tour has it all. There will be plenty of free time to explore Montserrat on your own, but a visit to the sanctuary where the Moreneta is housed is a must. Pilgrims and other visitors have climbed the mountain to visit this sanctuary for nearly 1,000 years. You’ll also have the opportunity to visit the fascinating Museum of Montserrat, and browse its collections that range from the Archaeology of the Biblical East to Modern Painting and Sculpture. A highlight of visiting Montserrat is listening to the voices of Europe’s oldest children’s choir, La Escolania de Montserrat. There are numerous walking and climbing trails on the mountain, ranging from easy strolls to serious hikes. Each trail offers a different perspective on the surrounding landscape, dotted with small chapels and hermitages.  If you'd rather not walk at all, then another option is to take one of the 2 rack railways or the cable car, which also provides stunning views of the area. After the morning in Montserrat, the tour heads to Penedès, a wine-growing region where you'll stop by the Cavas Codorníu winery to view the vast wine cellars and taste some of the wineries' renowned products. You'll tour the winery and see how this sparkling wine is produced, from pressing the grapes to fermentation in the vast cellars. No winery visit would be complete without a taste of the product, so at the end of the tour, you'll have a chance to try some of the best Cava the region produces.

Montserrat Monastery: Guided Tour with Early Access

2. Montserrat Monastery: Guided Tour with Early Access

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.

Montserrat & Artistic Barcelona: the Best of Gaudí

3. Montserrat & Artistic Barcelona: the Best of Gaudí

Board the bus at the office of the local partner in central Barcelona and travel to the magical mountain of Montserrat. Famous for its peculiar morphology, its name comes from the Catalan words Mont and Serrat, which means "serrated mountain." Discover a site world-famous for its rocky geography and beautiful scenery, which was declared a National Park in 1987 to protect its natural and cultural importance. Follow your local guide through the site and learn about the history and architectural style of the Monastery. Find out more about the community of 80 monks who currently live in the Monastery and follow the rule of Saint Benedict. Admire the Gothic and Renaissance style of the basilica and sanctuary. Learn about the legend of the miraculous apparition of the Black Madonna and Child in the cave of Santa Cova. See the wood carving of this event known as "La Moreneta," which is kept in the Monastery. Enjoy some free time to taste the finest liquors, shop for locally produced treats, or visit the audiovisual exhibition once the guided tour finishes. Choose from a number of small churches and trails you can follow at your own pace. Check in again at the office of the local partner in central Barcelona 15 minutes before the starting time of the afternoon activity. Meet your guide and hop on an air-conditioned bus which will take you to the Sagrada Familia. Enjoy a panoramic tour of the exterior of the Sagrada Familia. Marvel at the extensive symbolism of its façade. Return to the bus and travel to Park Güell, located in the upper part of the city. Enjoy a guided tour of the Park with your local guide and discover why it is one of the most famous works by Antonio Gaudí. Follow your guide and board the coach again for a short trip to the Sant Pau Art Noveau Masterpiece. The guide will give you an explanation of the exterior of the building, which will allow you to learn about the history of the site, and the ideas of the architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner.

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What people are saying about Monistrol de Montserrat, Spain

The tour was great, once on train everything went well. There is one but. The coordination of exchanging the voucher for train tickets does not work properly. Tickets for the train are issued at the ticket office only on the day of the tour, they open at eight in the morning, the train leaves at 8:38 a.m., the journey takes an hour and 40 minutes, which means that you will not be able to enter Monserrat premises before 10:30. It would be good to arrange that it is possible to get train tickets earlier or even earlier than on the day of the tour.

It was such an amazing experience. Catching the metro L1 from Glories to Espanya and getting the return ticket Montserrat and cable cart was the best experience as we were able to see the views and take pictures. Being able to have the experience at your own pace with a map and audio provided was good as you can go and see the places you want in Montserrat. Buy admission ticket and you train and cable cart was definitely cheaper

We really enjoyed this experience. Mateo was a wonderful guide. The luncheon at the farmhouse was quite nice and we loved the visit to Monserrat.

Well worth it, definitely do the early trip. Crowds are crazy by 11am.

Intimate group experience and perfect short day trip