Montserrat Monastery Guided Tour (Afternoon)

Fantastic guide was excellent perfect amount of time on the mountain unless you want to go on the walks then you would need a full day tour.Kerrie H., Australia – See more reviews
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Visit Montserrat in the afternoon and enjoy the atmosphere of this enchanting mountain without the morning crowds. See the spectacular mountain and views, ancient monastery and holy shrine - an incomparable place not to be missed.


  • Discover one of the most important sites of pilgrimage in Spain, avoiding the morning crowds

  • Visit the Benedictine Monastery of Montserrat and enjoy breathtaking views from the holy mountain

  • See the iconic Black Madonna, patron saint of Catalonia

  • Enjoy free time to visit at you own pace


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Placa Catalunya
4 hours
daily except Sunday at 3:00 PM
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Meet your guide in downtown Barcelona for an afternoon tour to Montserrat, and avoid all the morning crowds!

Enjoy a picturesque drive along the Llobregat River up to Montserrat (located about an hour from Barcelona) aboard a comfortable and air-conditioned bus with big windows.

Montserrat is unique Natural Park, and a massive rock over 4000 feet high, visible for miles, with weird shapes and rounded peaks that jut into the sky.

It is home of a Benedictine monastery that is nearly 1000 years old and perched halfway up the mountain and sheltered by its peaks. Its beautiful basilica features the Chapel of Our Lady of Montserrat known as La Moreneta, the patron saint of Catalonia, a presence strongly felt and revered. The community of monks also runs a boys' school devoted to the study of music.

As silence must be kept inside the church, your guide will give you a brief orientation to guide you to the main places of interest: Monastery, Basilica, Our Lady's Chapel with the 12th Century figure of Our Lady of Montserrat, Museum with a marvelous collection of paintings, Stations of the Cross, as well as bars, restaurants, shops, and home products market.

On this tour, your guide will entertain you with tales, history and legends of the mountain, the monastery and the shrine ; and you will be able to marvel at extraordinary landscapes and wonderful views.

Montserrat also hosts a library of nearly 300,000 volumes, a basilica full of paintings, gold lamps and decorated chapels, a museum with paintings by El Greco, Picasso and Dali among many others and treasures from ancient Egypt.

You will have free time to dedicate to whatever aspects of this beautiful and spiritual place you prefer.

The return journey will be an alternative route entertained by a variety of traditional Catalan music!


15:00 - Departure by bus from the meeting point

16:05 - Arrival to Montserrat

16:05 to 16:45 - Guided visit of Montserrat

16:45 to 18:00 - Free time to explore Montserrat at your own pace. The tour guide will explain the different options you have.

18:00 - Departure from Montserrat

19:10 - Arrival to the meeting point in Plaza Catalunya


  • Officially licensed English-speaking local experts

  • Comfortable air-conditioned bus

  • Tickets to Montserrat Monastery

  • Guided visit of Montserrat Monastery

  • Free time in Montserrat


  • Hotel pick up and drop off

  • Tickets for the Audiovisual Space of Montserrat

  • Liquor Tasting at Montserrat

  • Meals and drinks

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Personal expenses

  • Optional activity costs

Please Note

  • Clients are requested to be at the meeting point 10 minutes before tour starts.

  • It is recommended that you dress a bit warmer for Montserrat, it is colder than Barcelona city.

  • Pre-paid tickets and entrance fees to any attractions and/or monuments can be non-refundable. Modification fees apply. Please inquire.

  • This is not a wheelchair accessible tour. However, if you have limited mobility (i.e. you can get on and off the coach) we can take your wheelchair with us.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 2 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 1 day or less prior to date of activity.

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