Half-Day Private Tour of Montserrat from Barcelona


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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 5 hours

Departs: Barcelona, Barcelona

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Overview

Join us for a half-day trip to Montserrat on your own private guided tour and discover the wonders of the famous mountain, a National Park, and a place of pilgrimage from millions of people around the world. We will meet at the location of your choice and we will embark on this wonderful journey outside the city with our own air-conditioned private transportation.

Enjoy the views and 45 minutes guided tour about Montserrat’s Basilica and Monastery, home of La Moreneta (Black Madonna). Unlike other tours, we offer early access to visit the monastery before the crowds arrive.

Make the most of your free time to enter the museum, taste the monastery’s homemade liquor, go for an easy walk to the Saint Miguel cross, take the Sant Joan Funicular and appreciate the breathtaking views of Montserrat.
The tour concludes with a trip back to your accommodation in Barcelona


What's Included

Air-conditioned round trip from Barcelona centre

Free time to enjoy Montserrat on your own

Guided tour of Montserrat Abbey

Licensed and passionate tour guide

Pickup and dropoff from your acommodation in Barcelona

What's Not Included

Food & drink

Gratuities

Montserrat museum entry fee 8,00 €

Sant Joan Funicular Lower Station Single journey € 8.75, Return € 13.00


Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 4
  • CHILD: Age: 5 - 17
  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 99

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Service animals allowed
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Service animals allowed
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Montserrat
Montserrat is a mountain top monastery situated on top of an unusual rock mountain. It is the highest point of the Catalan lowlands. Montserrat monastery hosts “la Moreneta”, also called Black Madonna. The legend says that the benedictine monks found the statue, and they could not move the statue to build their monastery, so they decided to construct it around the statue. Montserrat was designated as a National Park in 1987. Nowadays, it is a site of pilgrimage of people around the world.
Once in Montserrat, enjoy 45 minutes guided tour, and then you will have 2 hours to explore. You can visit la Moreneta, enter the Museum, taste the monastery’s homemade liquor, go for an easy walk.

3 hours • Admission Ticket Free

Abadia de Montserrat
The origin of the monastery is uncertain, but it is believed that the Virgin of Monsterrat (la Moreneta) was found around 880.

According to the legends, the monks build the monastery around the statue. The monastery still functions to this day with over 70 monks. The basilica of Montserrat began its construction in the 16th century and now houses an art museum. It is also the place where la Escolania, one of the oldest Boys’ Choir in Europe, performs during religious ceremonies.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Montserrat Museum
In your free time, you can visit the Montserrat Museum, which hosts six permanent art collections and two temporary ones. You will find pieces from famous artists such as Picasso, Dalí, Caravaggio, and also unknown but talented artists.

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

In your free time, take the funicular and enjoy the panoramic view of the mountain. The funicular offers a view of the monastery as well as breathtaking views from the Pyrenees.

At the top, you can also visit Aula de Natura (Nature Centre), where you will learn about the history, flora, and fauna of the mountain.

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included


Reviews

Alber our guide was the best!
olivierlH3647NW, 07-01-2023
We had our guide, Alber, for two days. Day 1 was Parc Guelle and Sagrada Familia and Day 2 was 1/2 day to Montserrat and a Cava tour and tasting. He was exceptional!!! Knowledgable is an understatement - he can talk about anything and has deep understandings about the culture and influences of it all. He handled our group of 19 with expertise, with ages from 11 to 83 that's quite a challenge. I would recommend him with 100% confidence. As for the company, bookings were great and the busses clean and nice, with excellent and accommodating drivers. Thanks, Alber!!!! The Larrauri's




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