Santa Cueva de Montserrat

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Montserrat: Morning or Afternoon Half-Day Trip with Pickup

1. Montserrat: Morning or Afternoon Half-Day Trip with Pickup

Take a half-day trip from Barcelona to Monserrat. See views from the mountain, visit a famous monastery, and take a walking tour. Begin your day with pickup and get read to 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. See a mountain at a height of 2,380 feet above sea level. Tour the Benedictine Monastery of Santa Maria and the Basilica, where you’ll see the Virgin of Montserrat, known as the Black Madonna. 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.

Montserrat & Cava Wineries Day Trip from Barcelona w/ Pickup

2. Montserrat & Cava Wineries Day Trip from Barcelona w/ Pickup

Depart Barcelona and drive towards the Catalan Pre-Coastal Range for a morning visit to the Benedictine abbey of Santa Maria de Montserrat, world-renowned for its shrine to the Virgin of Montserrat, also known as the "Black Madonna." Marvel at the monastery and its surrounding scenery on a curious-shaped rock that rises 2,380 feet above sea level. Go inside the monastery to see its main attractions, including the Romanesque icon of the "Black Madonna" thought to date back to the 12th century. Get unparalleled views of the magical landscape, declared a national park in 1987. Next, visit the Santa Cova ("Holy Grotto") where, according to legend, the virgin appeared before some shepherd children in a vision. Benefit from the chance to hear the angelic voices of La Escolania de Montserrat (Montserrat’s Boys’ Choir ), one of the oldest children's choirs in Europe (subject to seasonal availability). Then, head to Sant Sadurní d'Anoia in the heart of Catalonia's cava wine producing region and visit Premium Cava Winery, where the tradition of making sparkling wines date back almost 5 centuries. Visit the cellar and descent to the dungeons where the wine is secretly kept for several years. Learn by the hand of an expert viticultor on wine production and grapes growing. Taste 3 varieties of local wines and cavas paired with traditional cheeses and cold meats while enjoying great views of the Catalan countryside with the Montserrat mountain at the background. Hear about the process of producing cava at a family business that first produced it according to traditional methods in 1872, and by using grapes from the Penedès region.

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What people are saying about Santa Cueva de Montserrat

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 7 reviews

This tour was an excellent, convenient, and informative way to experience Montserrat. Our guide, Daniel, was very knowledgeable about the area and provided interesting info as we drove to and explored the mountain. There were many activities to do in our free time, but also a nice balance of guided experiences. It was so convenient to be picked up and dropped off directly from a hotel!

Highly recommended! Picked up and brought back to our apartment, small group of 8 people so focused attention from the guide, nice guide knew a lot to tell, was open to questions. Showed everyone their value. He was bright and clear.

Miguel was exceptional. His knowledge and expertise made the tour of Montserrat perfect. Weather was perfect and the monastery was gorgeous.

Excellent tour. Our guide was Laura and she was very pleasant and very knowledgeable. Loved Monserrat. Would highly recommend this trip

My friends and I thought Gaspar was one of the best guides we have ever had. Thank you!