“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
What To Expect
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
Hotel pick up and drop off
Tickets for the Audiovisual Space of Montserrat
Liquor Tasting at Montserrat
Meals and drinks
Tips and gratuities
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.
All our card payments are protected by thawte to give you peace of mind.
1 or 2 days
5 hours and 30 minutes
1 hour and 30 minutes