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

Montserrat Royal Basilica With Cog-Wheel Train or Bus

Product ID: 1177
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Ascend to the top of Montserrat Mountain on this half-day trip from Barcelona. Enjoy a scenic ride aboard a cog-wheel train, visit the Royal Basilica to see the Black Virgin, and walk among the mountain’s unusual rock formations.
About this activity
Duration 5 - 5.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Enjoy a day trip to the holy mountain of Montserrat
  • Take the chance travel up the mountainside aboard a cog-wheel train (optional)
  • Visit the Royal Basilica of Montserrat
  • Admire the Black Virgin, a site of pilgrimage for many of the Catholic faith
  • Listen to the sounds of L'Escolania, one of the oldest boy's choirs in Europe
  • View paintings from the masters, like El Greco, Picasso, and Dali, at the basilica's museum
Full description
Discover picturesque villages as you leave Barcelona behind for an awe-inspiring trip to Montserrat mountain. On this half-day tour, you can ride a cog-wheel train and sit back as it climbs 4,051 feet (about 1,235 meters) to the Benedictine abbey located on Montserrat.

If you take the optional cog-wheel train ride, once at the top you'll marvel at spectacular views across Catalonia before entering one of the most important pilgrimage sites in Spain, the Royal Basilica of Montserrat, which holds the famous 12th century Romanesque carving of Virgen Moreneta, the Black Virgin.

You may be fortunate enough to catch one of the delightful performances of the boy's choir which sings in the monastery at midday. Then stop off at the museum to view a collection of modern paintings with works by Dali, Casas, Picasso, Rusinol, Monet, and more, before returning to Barcelona.
  • Transportation by air-conditioned bus
  • Expert bilingual guide
  • Cog-wheel train (when this option is selected only)
  • Tasting of 4 typical liquors
  • Entrance to audio visual exhibition in Montserrat “Espai Audio visual Montserrat”
  • Radio guide system.
  • Discounts available: 20% off Sant Joan Funicular ticket, 10% off Museum entrance fee, 10% off the buffet restaurant at the Mirador dels Apostols
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch and other services not specified
  • Hotel pick-up & drop off
  • Museum entrance fee

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Important information
What to bring
  • Warm clothing
  • Comfortable clothes
Not allowed
  • Inappropriate clothing
Know before you go
• Proper dress code is requested to enter the Basilica at Montserrat. It is not permitted to enter with tank tops, strapless shirts, short shorts or flip flops
• Please be aware that some walking is included in this tour, please come prepared and wear comfortable clothes and shoes
• Montserrat is a mountains climate, depending on the season you will need mountain weather appropriate clothing
• Check the timetable of the different facilities that you wish to visit during your free time.
• For your comfort, a radio guide system is offered during the tour, in groups of more than 5 people
• The duration of the tour includes round-trip pickup and drop-off
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.3 / 5
based on 289 reviews
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Julia Travel Gray Line Spain

Product ID: 1177