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Montserrat: Morning or Afternoon Half-Day Trip with Pickup

4.7 / 5

75 reviews

Montserrat: Morning or Afternoon Half-Day Trip with Pickup

From US$ 88.48 per person

Dive into Catalan culture with a visit to the mountain of Montserrat. Spend 5-hours in this mysterious site in Catalonia at this natural monument. Avoid the massive tours and meet your specialized local guide who will inform you of rooted cultural myths.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, German
Pickup included
Please, check your email inbox for the specific pick-up time. We will be looking for you at the lobby of your hotel or at the entrance of your apartment.
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Marvel at the spectacular landscapes in Montserrat National Park
  • Visit the picturesque Monastery and see the Black Madonna
  • Hear one of the oldest children's choirs in Europe
  • Explore the Holy Cave of Montserrat
  • Tour in a small group of 8 guests with hotel pickup and drop-off included
Full description

Take a halfday trip from Barcelona to Monserrat. See views from the mountain, visit a famous monastery, and take a walking tour.

Be picked up from your Barcelona accommodations in the morning and enjoy the most exclusive views of this spectacular natural setting, the Holy Mountain. This rocky monument is known for the whimsical shapes of its peaks soaring through the sky, its valleys and caves, giving an appearance of mysterious beauty. The mountain, 2,380 feet above sea level and surrounded by magnificent scenery, is home to the Benedictine Monastery of Santa Maria de Montserrat, which you will visit on this tour. This religious site includes the Basilica, where you’ll see the Virgin of Montserrat, known as the Black Madonna. This is a venerated 12th-century Romanesque carving characterized by its unique dark color, hence the nickname. After visiting the monastery, your guide will take you on a walking tour to take in the stunning views from the site that was declared a national park in 1987. Next, you’ll visit the Holy Cave, where legend has it the Virgin appeared. It is now a center of pilgrimage and prayer. To conclude the tour, you can enjoy listening to the angelic voices of La Escolania de Montserrat, one of the oldest children's choirs in Europe. You will return to Barcelona with the guide at around 2:30 PM if you take the morning tour, or at 8:30 PM if you take the afternoon tour.

Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in a private air-conditioned minivan between 8:00 AM and 9:00 AM
  • Local guide
  • Small-group tour with up to 8 guests
  • Walking tour in Montserrat
  • Monastery visit
  • Children's choir music
  • Entrance fees
  • Personal expenses
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • Please provide the name and address of your accommodation when booking
  • Please provide the age of children when booking so that the local supplier can provide the appropriate child seat
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 75 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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Everything was on-time, we had great explanations and context from Miquel, he made a very pleasant trip and improved the experience a lot, we were able to visit the Madonna without rush and had a great time. Monserrat is a wonderful place with a mix of nature-architecture-spiritually that makes it unique.

December 22, 2021

Our guide Marco was so knowledgeable and knew exactly how to direct us the the most important highlites of the venue. It was an hour drive and back to Montserrat so we had limited time to explore and view the Black Madonna. Every tour I have done with this company was wonderful

August 24, 2021

Arnie was the best on our 1/2 day trip to Montserrat. I think the half day is a perfect amount of time for anyone who wants to see this magical place but also plan other things for their day. Our small group (8 max) was great. We took the cable car up the mountain which was a wonderful surprise. We had an opportunity to hike to the cross (Do It), do a little shopping & just explore. Arnie was funny, knowledgeable & had other helpful tips for the remainder of our trip. We were happy with our experience. And pick up & drop off at our hotel was so nice. Thank you Arnie & maybe we will see you again someday.

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October 3, 2019

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