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Gaudi's Crypt Colonia Guell and Montserrat Full Day Tour from Barcelona

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The Catalunya Bus Turistic takes you on a journey to discover all the secrets of Catalunya, with day trips from Barcelona to experience the mountain of Montserrat, a place like no other in the world thanks to its peculiar profile, and discover the Royal Basilica of Montserrat and its icon, the Black Madonna. You also get exclusive access to the L'Escolania de Montserrat choir school and Gaudi's Crypt at the Colonia Guell industrial village.

  • Dicover the village of Colonia Guell
  • Visit Gaudí's Crypt
  • Take the rack railway and enjoy stunning views
  • Visit the Escolania de Montserrat


Meet your guide in downtown Barcelona for a day trip to Colonial Guell and Montserrat.

In the morning go to Colonial Guell, a pretty little village, taste cava and visit Gaudi's crypt. You will be captivated by the charm and tranquility of the 19th century vestiges of the modernist area of Colonia Guell. Explore Gaudi's Crypt, the church of the Colonia Guell.

You will be able to admire the place where Gaudi brought together for the first time all of his architectural innovations: the naves single space without using buttresses, flying buttresses or supporting walls. Get to know more about the set of Gaudi's original solutions which answer to the desire for synthesis between structural planning, construction techniques, and architectural shapes and about aesthetic and symbolic values of the ornamental elements.

Continue to the mountain of Montserrat, the first National Park in Spain. At the top of the mountain is a monastery, inside which the image of the Virgin of Montserrat, also known as La Moreneta (the little dark-skinned one) is venerated. The Montserrat Mountain Natural Park is a very special place from the point of view of landscape and religious sense, but also from the natural perspective. The journey by rack railway begins at Monistrol de Montserrat and allows passengers to sit back and enjoy the landscape. A visit to the Santa Cova by funicular is well worthwhile.

Then stop at its famous abbey called Santa Maria de Montserrat and marvel at the Black Madonna, also known as La Moreneta, which represents the patron saint of Catalonia. In the square in front of the monastery, you can visit Montserrat Museum, which boasts a collection of more than 1,300 works.

Enjoy the Interactive Exhibition entitled ''Montserrat portes endins'', which offers an insider's view of how the Benedictine community of Montserrat is organized and places you into the physical and historical context of Montserrat. Then, discover l'Escolania de Montserrat, a boys' choir school of sopranos and altos. You will see areas such as the classrooms, the library and the laboratory, the music school and the choir's rehearsal room, the soundproof booths for studying instruments and the musical library.

You shall also visit the choirboys' living area, including heir dormitories, dining room, games room and terrace.

At the end of the tour, you will be dropped off at the meeting point in downtown Barcelona.


8:30 - Departure from Placa Catalunya

9:15 - Arrival at Colonia Guell, Gaudi's Crypt visit and cava tasting

10:30 - Departure from Colonia Guell

11:15 - Arrival at Cremallera de Montserrat, Orientation tour in Montserrat and Admission to Interactive Exhibition

12:00 - Visit to the Escolania de Montserrat

13:15 - Free time

16:00 - Departure from Montserrat

17:00 - Arrival at Placa Catalunya


  • At Colonia Guell : With a minimum purchase of 30euros a shot glass for free

  • At the Interactive Exhibition : A magnet with a minimum purchase of 20euros

  • At Montserrat Museum : A Montserrat bookmark with a minimum purchase of 20euros

  • At Montserrat Restaurant : 10% discount

  • At Abat Cisneros Restaurant : 10% discount


  • Rack railway fee

  • 1 glass of sparkling wine

  • Admission

  • Transportation fee

  • English-speaking guide
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Gaudi's Crypt Colonia Guell and Montserrat Full Day Tour from Barcelona

Duration: 9 hour(s)
Available: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri and Sat
Pick-up: Not available
Inclusions: Rack railway fee / 1 glass of sparkling wine / Admission / Transportation fee / English-speaking guide

It is a very good tour that shows you the fantastic original architecture of Gaudi in Colonia Guell, whereas in Montserrat you can enjoy the amazing nature and the beautiful monastery at your own pace. Because there is plenty of time at each location you can enjoy your visit, so we were very satisfied with this tour.

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  • 08:10

    Check in

  • 08:30

    Depart from Barcelona

  • 09:00

    Gaudí Crypt and Colònia Güell

    Visit Colònia Güell, a great legacy in architecture designed by famous Catalonian architect Antoni Gaudí. The area is recognized as a World Heritage site and comprises a factory, a church and the Gaudí Crypt.

  • 11:30

    Montserrat and Cog-Wheel Train Ride

    Enjoy a guided tour of Montserrat with the opportunity to travel up the rack railway to the top of the mountain at Montserrat. You will be given 15 minutes of free time to explore by yourself before your bus departs back to Barcelona.

  • 17:00

    Tour Ends at Barcelona

  • (For Check-In) Placa de Catalunya Time: 08:10:00

  • (For Check-Out) Placa de Catalunya Time: 17:00:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) Placa de Catalunya Time: 08:10:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) Placa de Catalunya Time: 17:00:00

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Required Items to Bring & Attire
  • Please bring a valid ID on the day of your visit, especially for purchases including a reduced ticket (child, student or senior).

  • Please wear appropriate clothing when entering a place of worship.

  • Printed VELTRA voucher

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  • All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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  • You must have a printed copy of your VELTRA voucher to present upon check-in. You will not be able to participate in this activity if you only have a digital copy on your mobile device.

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It is a very good tour that shows you the fantastic original architecture of Gaudi in Colonia Guell, whereas in Montserrat you can... enjoy the amazing nature and the beautiful monastery at your own pace. Because there is plenty of time at each location you can enjoy your visit, so we were very satisfied with this tour.

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We joined the Montserrat Day trip as we ended up having an additional day here in Barcelona. It turned out to be the highlight of... our trip! While all the sites in Barcelona was amazing, the trip showed another side of Catalunya, starting from the earlier works of Gaudi as well as the mountain monastery. The whole day started with a easy pickup at the Plaza Catalunya that was perfect. Our guide spoke perfect English which was easy to understand. The itinerary did not seem rushed as we had ample time at each of the sites to see and take pictures. We even had over 1 hour of free time at the Montserrat just to walk around which was great! All in all, this was a very well designed trip that is worthwhile for anyone visiting Barcelona! more


I know Barcelona is famous for all of the Gaudi sites, but Montserrat and Crypt Colonia Guell should be on anyone's list of t...hings to do as well. The trip provided a very well organized day with ample time to explore both sites (Crypt Colonia Guell is difficult to get to by public transportation). Everything went flawlessly from the moment we arrived at the bus promptly at 810am. Our guide Alex was informative, at times giving us additional information as well as recommendations. The day was very well organized where we were able to see the sites on our own pace. For example, we got to visit the Crypt Colonia Guell before it even opened, so we had the whole place to ourself. Once in Montserrat, the tour had a special arrangement for us to visit the school for the Choir boys as well. We couldn't be happier with the trip by the end of the day, and ended up signing up for another trip by the same company! more


We went to Montserrat without really knowing much about it, so we were very impressed by the wonderful scenery and rocky hill. We ...had enough free time, so we could go sightseeing at our own pace. The guide was also very kind and described everything really well. After the tour me and my husband were repeating that it's so good that we booked this tour.

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If you are ok with English tour then please try this tour.
Everything was so wonderful.
There are so many things you...
don't want to miss like Montserrat's nature view and Colònia Güell.
The best of all was a mountain funicular ride at Montserrat during our free time.
I just couldn't believe that there is such a magical and beautiful landscape!
I loved it!

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The tour guide gives an explanation in both Spanish and English.
His English was easy to understand, so I think you can enj...
oy this tour without any problems, even if you are not very fluent in English.
And it was great to visit both the Church of Colònia Güell and Montserrat in one day, as it is relatively difficult to get there by yourself.
You will have plenty of time to see the Statue of Maria in Montserrat.

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It was perfect day for us to visit both Gaudi's Crypt Colonia Guell and Montserrat.

The tour guide gives us p...
erfect English which was easy to understand.
He was also very kind, so I did't have any problems even if I'm not good at English.

At first, we visited Crypt Colonia Guell and then we got a free glass of cava. It was very good service.

Next, we visited Montserrat.
The tour of L'Escolania de Montserrat building was so interesting. we saw the classrooms, the library and their beed room, etc... in detail.

I got on the Sant Joan funicular to go up to the top during our free time.
I went hiking in the mountains about 40 minutes.
I had a wonderful view from there. I loved it!


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