1. Spain
  2. Catalonia
  3. Barcelona
  4. Montserrat Monastery

Half-Day Montserrat Tour from Barcelona

Product ID: 57710
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On this half-day tour, visit Catalonia's most famous landmark. Montserrat literally means saw mountain in Catalan, named for the peculiar aspect of its rock formations. Ride the rack railway to the top and visit the Virgin of Montserrat Sanctuary.
About this activity
Duration 6 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Easy cancellation
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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the stunning Monserrat mountain range
  • Travel by rack railway to the top of Montserrat
  • See the Benedictine Abbey, Santa Maria de Montserrat
  • Enjoy discounts at shops and restaurants
Full description
Travel from Barcelona to the Montserrat massif on this 6-hour excursion to Catalonia's most famous mountain range. The silhouette of Montserrat resembles the toothed blade of a saw, and hence its name, which means jagged mountain.

At the top of the mountain is a monastery, where the image of the Mare de Déu de Montserrat (Virgin of Montserrat) is venerated. Widely and affectionately known as La Moreneta (the little dark-skinned one), she has been the patron saint of Catalonia since 1881.

Board the bus at Placa Catalunya in Barcelona and head off on the road to Montserrat. As you arrive enjoy views of the stunning Monserrat mountain range.

Ride the rack railway to the top of Montserrat, where you’ll visit the Benedictine abbey, Santa Maria de Montserrat, which houses the Virgin of Montserrat Sanctuary. Learn about all of the sites you visit with a complete, informative guide.

Montserrat is home to one of the oldest boys’ choirs in Europe. The choir enjoys international fame and prestige, giving concert performances all over the world, as well as building up a large catalog of recordings. Performance times may vary according to special religious celebrations and the school calendar.
Includes
  • Montserrat orientation tour
  • Discounts at museums, places of interest, shops, and restaurants
  • 3 hours of free time at Montserrat
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch
  • Rack railway to the top of Montserrat

When you get there

Meeting point

Plaça Catalunya 9, beside Rambla de Catalunya, just in front of the Desigual store, on the corner of the square.

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Know before you go
• The tour is free for children up to 8 years old.