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From Barcelona: Half-Day Montserrat & Montserrat Museum Tour

Product ID: 160737
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Discover what to see in Montserrat, one of the most interesting places near Barcelona. Enjoy this excursion to Montserrat and visit its Magic Mountain and the Montserrat Museum which is a veritable treasure trove of works of art throughout history.
About this activity
Duration 5.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit a medieval Benedictine monastery nestled in the crags of the mountain
  • Escape the bustle of the city for a day among nature
  • See La Moreneta, the 12th century Black Virgin
  • Visit the Montserrat Monastery, an important pilgrimage site in Catalonia
  • Explore Montserrat Museum with its six permanent collections
Full description
Surprise yourself by the nature, the spirituality and the art Montserrat hides on this excursion which will include a visit to the Montserrat Museum, a large art museum housing six different permanent collections and playing host to two temporary exhibitions. A lot of visitors to Montserrat are not aware of the treasures that lie within the museum. Take a stroll around and you will find the likes of Picasso, Dali and Caravaggio nestled in amongst less well-known artists.

During the trip, your expert guide will explain what to see in Montserrat, a beautiful mountain enclave at 1200 meters high with amazing rock formations where you will find one of the oldest monasteries of Catalonia located. You will visit the Royal Basilica of Montserrat from the 16th century which has a Romanesque carving from the 12th century of the Virgin of Montserrat, Patroness of Catalonia. The Sanctuary of Montserrat is an important meeting point for pilgrims who have encouraged the emergence of stories, legends and miracles.

You will have the opportunity to visit the Montserrat Museum with paintings by Caravaggio or El Greco among many others. After the visit, you will have free time to enjoy the beautiful open air heritage of Montserrat, the Cueva de la Moreneta, as well as the singing of the children from the Escolanía of the Monasterio, one of the oldest in Europe (choir only during morning excursions). Don't miss this visit to Montserrat and its museum, considered one of the national referent museums and is also one of the most visited in Catalonia.
Includes
  • Round trip (Barcelona - Montserrat - Barcelona)
  • Expert English/ Spanish guide
  • Guided walking tour around Montserrat and its monastery
  • Entrance ticket to Montserrat Museum
What’s Not Included
  • Transfer to the hotel
  • Tips (optional)
  • Lunch

When you get there

Meeting point

Plaza de Catalonya, in front of Hard Rock Café. Look for the guides wearing yellow t-shirts.

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Know before you go
• Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
• Children under 7-years-old are free of charge
• Careful attention and tour guide in the bus
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Product ID: 160737