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From Barcelona: Montserrat Half Day Guided Tour

Activity provider: Catalunya Bus Turístic

From Barcelona: Montserrat Half Day Guided Tour

Activity provider: Catalunya Bus Turístic
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Escape the busy city of Barcelona and head to Catalonia’s most famous mountain range, Montserrat. Ride the railway to the top of the mountains, admire stunning natural landscapes, visit the local monastery, and learn about this history-rich location.

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Duration 6 hours
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Catalan, Spanish, English

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Highlights
  • Visit the stunning Monserrat mountain range, a unique rocky formation which is one of Catalonia’s best-known symbols
  • Climb up Montserrat on one of the only two rack railways still in operation in Catalonia
  • Enjoy free time to visit the Montserrat Abbey, explore the natural environment and have a meal at one of the abbey’s restaurants
  • Learn about the rich religious history of Montserrat
Full description

Explore the mountain of Montserrat on this day trip from Barcelona. Travel by bus to the mountain and take the cogwheel train to a viewpoint on top of the mountain. Visit the Benedictine Abbey and see the famed Virgin of Montserrat sanctuary.

Depart from a conveniently located meeting point in Barcelona and relax on the drive into the peaceful Catalonian countryside. On the drive, listen to your guide share stories and anecdotes about the fascinating history of Montserrat and the religious influences of the site.

Admire the luscious rolling landscapes from the minibus, before arriving at the region’s most famous mountain range, Montserrat. See its unique jagged edges and imposing structure. Ride the rack railway to the top of Montserrat.

Take in stunning views across the mountain range once you reach the top. From here, visit the Benedictine Abbey and the Santa Maria de Montserrat, which houses the Virgin of Montserrat sanctuary. Learn about the rich history of these beautiful buildings cut into the rock. Visit the famous Montserrat Monastery, where the image of the Mare de Déu de Montserrat is venerated. Widely and affectionately known as La Moreneta, she has been the patron saint of Catalonia since 1881.

Have the option to see the Montserrat’s boys choir, one of the oldest in Europe, depending on the date and time of the tour.

Includes
  • Round trip transportation from Barcelona
  • Montserrat orientation tour
  • Discounts at restaurants and other services (Museum, Funicular, etc.)
  • 3 hours of free time at Montserrat
  • Rack railway ticket to the Monastery of Montserrat
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet at Estació Barcelona Nord, platform 17/18.

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 516 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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Overall, the tour was good. The bus and train were fine. However, we didn’t know that our ticket was a basic one, so we could not get into the Cathedral to see The Black Madonna without spending more euros. Since I was paying I didn’t do that and my family was okay with that decision. The view from Montserrat is beyond amazing and I would highly recommend this trip.

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December 2, 2022

Very nice discovery of a remarkable site both culturally and naturally. Whether you come here for the culture, for the spirituality or to enjoy the landscape, you will be delighted. Nothing to say about the organization. I advise you to go up by funicular, then on foot to the hermitage of Sant Joan, then to go down on foot to the monastery. The panorama is breathtaking all along. Don't miss the watchtower just next to the coach park.

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November 15, 2022

Would high recommend this trip. Our multi lingual guide Laila, was brilliant, welcoming all travellers on board, she was so informative, making this an extra special day for our group. We were blessed with the most beautiful autumn sunny day , so the views were spectacular!. Monserrat is breathtaking! We would all do this trip again, as 5 hours passed far too quickly and we would have loved to have spent more time there!

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November 12, 2022

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