Montserrat Monastery Guided Tour (Morning) with Audiovisual Space and Liquor Tasting

A spectacular Basilica in a spectacular setting. A very informative and knowledgeable guide as well. This was a true highlight of our trip to Europe. Not to be missed.Russell M., Australia – See more reviews
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What To Expect

Enjoy a magical trip through several picturesque villages to Montserrat Monastery, one of the most important pilgrimage sites in Spain and home to the famous carving of the Black Madonna. Admire breathtaking views of the Holy Mountain, one of nature’s special creations, and learn all about its history.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a guided visit of Montserrat Monastery with its centrepiece Basilica and Museum

  • Learn about the history and creation of this pilgrimage site

  • See the Virgin of Montserrat, know as the Black Madonna, the Patron Saint of Catalonia

  • Admire marvelous views and spectacular surroundings of this natural park from the sacred mountain

  • Enjoy tastings of typical liquor, handmade by the Benedictine monks

Specifications

Type:
Tours around Barcelona
Departs From:
Barcelona
Meeting Point:
Calle Balmes 5
Duration:
5 hours and 30 minutes
Availability:
daily at 9:15 AM
Product Code:
1826
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Description

After driving through picturesque little villages, you will arrive at the incomparable setting of the mountain of Montserrat, which rises majestically to 4,051 feet (1,236 meters).

Next, visit the Royal Basilica of Montserrat, which holds the famous 12th century Romanesque carving of Virgen Moreneta, the Black Madonna. Discover how pilgrims and visitors contributed to the spread of stories of miracles and wonders performed by the Virgin. Learn how the Royal Basilica has become and still remains one of the most important pilgrimage sites in Spain one thousand years after it was originally founded.

On some days, The Escolania of Montserrat, which is one of the oldest boys choirs in Europe, sings in the monastery at midday, and so you may be fortunate enough to catch one of their delightful performances.

On this tour, you will be given some free time to visit the audio visual exhibition "Montserrat Portes Endins", about the history and creation of Montserrat. You will also have the opportunity to taste 4 typical liquors of Montserrat, handmade by the monks of the monastery!

Itinerary

  • 09:15 - Departure from the meeting point in downtown Barcelona

  • 11:00 - Arrival to Montserrat

  • 11:00 to 12:00 - Guided visit of Montserrat

  • 12:00 to 13:45 - Free time in Montserrat

  • 13:45 - Departure from Montserrat

  • 14:15 - Arrival to the meeting point in downtown Barcelona

Includes

  • Air-conditioned motor coach

  • Bilingual official guide

  • Visit to the Royal Basilica

  • A taste of 4 typical liquors of Montserrat

  • Entrance fee to the audiovisual "Montserrat Portes Endins"

Excludes

  • Meals and drinks (unless specified)

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Personal expenses

  • Optional activity costs

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Please Note

  • Children 3 years old and below are free of charge.

  • Appropriate dress code is requested to enter the Basilica at Montserrat. No tank tops, strapless shirts, short shorts or sandals. This tour includes walking, please come prepared and wear comfortable clothes and shoes.

  • Tour bus is not wheelchair accessible.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 8 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 20% Cancellation Fee (80% reimbursement): between 4 to 7 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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