From Barcelona: Montserrat Monastery & Natural Park Hike
- Skip the line
- Duration: 5.5 hours
From US$ 81.26
From US$ 81.26
Experience an unforgettable guided group tour to Montserrat, Catalonia's most famous mountain range. Take in the beauty of its natural rolling landscape and discover the history and traditions of its medieval monastery. After your bus journey from Barcelona, board the cogwheel train up to the monastery and admire the beautiful nature and iconic multi-peaked mountain range of Montserrat. Once at the monastery, your guide will take you on a walking tour of the historical center of the complex. Learn about the rich history of the Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey, an 11th-century monastery that still functions to this day, with over 70 monks. Use the allotted free time to wander freely and visit the famous Black Madonna and see paintings by Picasso, El Greco, and Dali at the Montserrat Museum. During your free time, you can also ride the funicular train up the side of the mountain to get ...
The guide was great, my only critique is that we barely spent any time at montserrat and the overall tour was far more wine dominant than I'd anticipated. Should probably be renamed to "wine tour with expedited montserrat sampling" but aside from that it was great, I did enjoy both montserrat and the wine tour as well as the food and our guide was excellent.
Make your visit to the Sagrada Familia unforgettable with a 1.5-hour guided tour of Gaudí’s masterpiece. See the Basilica’s dream-like façade and interior in a small-group or private tour setting accompanied by an expert guide. During the tour you will learn about the ongoing construction, the current predicted completion date, and the generations of craftspeople, architects and artists learned how to bring Gaudi’s vision to life. Your guide will meet you outside, starting the tour with a little introduction before heading to the Basilica’s entrance. After you’ve headed through security, you will hear all about the Nativity Façade. This was the first completed section of the Basilica and the one that Gaudí personally worked on the most in his lifetime. Try to decode the many symbols that Gaudí left for the viewer to decipher. Next, you will step into the interior of the Sagrada Familia...
Brilliant tour guide. So glad we paid extra for the guide as we learnt so much and the whole building and history fitted into place. Beautiful church and so interesting.
Explore Barcelona from different perspectives on a half-day tour by land, sea, and air. Start with a walk through the Old Town. Meet your guide near Passeig de Gràcia, then continue walking, passing houses designed by Antoni Gaudí, before arriving at the Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic). Continue to Plaça de Sant Jaume to see the imposing government buildings of the Town Hall and Palace of the Generalitat of Catalonia. Wander into the old Jewish Quarter, to see the picturesque church of Santa Maria del Pi. Take a promenade down the tree-lined Ramblas on the way to Port Vell. Here, board the boat and sail along the coast for panoramic views of the city’s skyline and the Mediterranean Sea. Marvel at the monument to Christopher Columbus pointing to the Americas as you transfer by van to the heliport. Glide up into the sky by helicopter, and enjoy indescribable views of Port Vell, Barcelonet...
A great value for the cost! Of course a tour is only as good as it’s guide, an ours was excellent, and good company!
Start your tour outside the UNESCO-listed basilica and meet your guide. Gaze up at the immense facades and towers and get your first impressions of Gaudí's unfinished masterpiece. Then, enter the basilica and see the awe-inspiring interior with its forest of pillars. Bathe in the colorful light from the stained-glass windows and understand what Gaudí's meant when he said that "the sun is the best painter." Discover a vibrant clash of Gothic and Art Nouveau designs. Home in on the symbolic details and modernist representations of the Holy Family with your guide. Hear how the current construction is progressing after over a century's worth of work. As you walk around the basilica, learn more about Gaudí's life through his work and the legacy he left behind. At the end of tour, enjoy the freedom to keep exploring with your newfound knowledge.
Discover one of Antoni Gaudi’s most enduring creations on this tour of Parc Güell north of Barcelona city center, and take a walk through a century of art. Start at Carmel Hill north of Gracia, and enter the public park that Gaudi built over a century ago. See the fantastic mosaic tiles of the salamander statue (“El Drac”) at the park entrance as an example of Gaudi’s typical motifs. The origins of the park date back to 1900, when Barcelona was becoming a cosmopolitan metropolis. The engineer Ildefons Cerdà studied the problems faced by a growing city in depth, and the needs of Barcelona as it expanded rapidly throughout the 2nd half of the century. The Universal Exhibition of 1888 searched for a new artistic language and urban representation. The main architectural features of Parc Güell are based on the Art Nouveau, an art movement that began in Glasgow and spread across Europe to B...
Manu was a great guide! Sharp on time, great infos and overall knowledge! Super nice! Best way to visit park Guell! Totally recommend it!
Skip the lines and delve into the history and work of Picasso with an expert guide. Explore the formative years of Pablo Picasso and discover the genius of the young artist admiring the 4,251 pieces that make up the permanent collection. Meet the guide at the museum entrance and, after a short explanation, admire the collection and temporary exhibit, providing a thorough chronology of Picasso's development as an artist. Admire work from his early days in Barcelona through his major later periods, visiting masterworks like "Science and Charity", "Royan", and "Las Meninas", a reinterpretation of the Velazquez painting of the same name. The Picasso Museum, opened in 1963, also reveals the artist's deep relationship with Barcelona: an intimate relationship that was shaped in his youth and continued until his death. The discussion will finish with a focus on Picasso's contemporaries and hi...
Jordi is very passionate about Picasso’s life and art. The right person to take you through the museum.
Barcelona is home to numerous architectural gems created by the Modernist innovator, Antoni Gaudí, and few are more spectacular than the Sagrada Familia–one of the world's most visited buildings. Get fast track entry with pre-arranged admission and enter the astonishing interior of this majestic Roman Catholic church, where a vibrant clash of Gothic and Art Nouveau designs burst across the walls. Each of the 5 aisles in the Latin cross floor-plan are richly adorned with symbolic details, and you can see them all with your skip-the-line ticket. Visit the Sagrada Familia Museum to learn more about the life and career of Antoni Gaudí. Study drawings, plaster models, and pictures illustrating the history and development of the basilica from its inception to the present day. The project was so ambitious that less than a quarter had been built by Gaudí's death, and indeed construction is not...
The tour guide was excellent. Experience was good. But it was very over priced. Should have got lunch for €56.
Your experience begins in the upper part of Passeig de Gràcia, before journeying to experience the natural splendor of Montserrat, Catalonia’s most emblematic mountain which is topped by a Benedictine Monastery. Montserrat is an ideal trip to spend a fun day in nature, just a few kilometers away from Barcelona. On the way to the Monastery, admire the Massif of Montserrat, a spectacular multi-peaked rocky range packed with unique needle-shaped formations. Upon arrival, you can visit the Monastery, which was founded in the 10th century and still functions with 150 monks to this day. It is also well-known for hosting the figure of La Moreneta (the dark one), who is the patron saint of Catalonia — visit subject to current wait times. Your guide will bring history alive by explaining the history and ventures of this Monastery, which dates back nearly a thousand years. After the visit, you wi...
What an amazing day we had today. Our guide Flavio took us to Montserrat and explained things so well. He had tickets prepared for those who wanted to see the Madonna and he also took a group on the hike to the cross. He told us about the museum and I’m so thankful. That museum was awesome with Dali, Picasso, Renoir and Monet. Such a find! Then we went down the cable car and then to an amazing lunch with many courses and variety. This is the way to see Monserrat. My mom came two years ago and didn’t get to see what we got to see today. If I could give 10 stars I would! Thank you so much for the awesome day!
Begin your culinary experience with a stroll through the streets of Barcelona’s El Born district and Gothic neighborhoods. If you believe that the best way to discover a culture is through its gastronomy, this is the perfect way to spend 3 hours in this popular city. You’ll walk along the streets of historic areas, learn the history and curiosity of these and stop to try typical tapas such as Iberian ham, various cheeses from around Spain, the spicy patatas bravas (potatoes in a spicy tomato sauce), the typical bread with tomato, an awesome octopus and several other foods accompanied by the suitable local wine. You’ll visit 4 different tapas bars, passing by beautiful buildings and along neighborhood streets en route. Take advantage of the small group tour, which will allow you to spend more time close to your guide. The guides will be taking you to the best venues of the area...
Francesc has been the coolest CAT we’ve met in Barcelona and the places he took us to had great food and drinks! 10/10 recommended!
Meet your guide in the heart of Barcelona's Gothic Quarter, just a short walk from the famous Las Ramblas and the Liceu metro station. They will then escort you to a nearby theater where pre-arranged tickets for a traditional flamenco show await. Be intoxicated by Spain's elaborate and traditional form of dance and song. The fiery 30-minute expression of the flamenco rhythms, voice and color is sure to ignite your love affair with Spain. After the show, your guide will lead you through a romantic labyrinth of alleyways in the Gothic Quarter. Enjoy a sit down tapas dinner of at least 9 different types of tapas, including local meats, cheeses, seafood and vegetarian options. Chat with your new found friends as jugs of fresh sangria are served.
So much fun! Of course the flamenco was loud, who would expect otherwise? Tapas were delicious and quite plentiful, with very tasty sangria. Met new people and enjoyed getting to know them a bit.
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A varied tour with a hike, cable car ride, monastery visit and exciting information about the history and geology of Montserrat. The view from the mountain is unique when the weather is good and our guide imparted interesting facts about the place in an appealing and competent manner. A recommended tour.
We really enjoyed the tour and the beautiful surroundings, but also certainly the conviviality of Marco! we learned a lot and had beautiful photo moments. Many thanks Marco and enjoy the ratafia!
This is the best excursion in recent years! Impressions will remain for a lifetime !!! It is worth every euro spent and even more !!!!!!!!!!
Great value. Comfortable bus and nice guide. We enjoyed the landscape a lot while hiking. I can recommend.
Was the best tour and the guide Faran was brilliant...