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  2. Catalonia
  3. Barcelona
  4. Montserrat Monastery

From Barcelona: Montserrat Half Day Guided Tour

Product ID: 243552
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Escape the busy city of Barcelona and head to Catalonia’s most famous mountain range, Montserrat. Ride the railway to the top of the mountains, admire stunning natural landscapes, visit the local monastery, and learn about this history-rich location.
About this activity
Duration 6 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
Spanish, Catalan, English
Booklets
Spanish, Catalan, English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the stunning Monserrat mountain range, a unique rocky formation which is one of Catalonia’s best-known symbols
  • Climb up Montserrat on one of the only two rack railways still in operation in Catalonia
  • Enjoy free time to visit the Montserrat Abbey, explore the natural environment and have a meal at one of the abbey’s restaurants
  • Learn about the rich religious history of Montserrat
Full description
The tour departs Barcelona and heads into the peaceful Catalonian countryside. On the drive, listen to your guide share stories and anecdotes about the fascinating history of Montserrat and the religious influences of the site. Admire the luscious rolling landscapes from the minibus, before arriving at the region’s most famous mountain range, Montserrat, named after its jagged edges and imposing structure.

Ride the rack railway to the top of Montserrat and admire the stunning views across the mountain range. From here, visit the Benedictine Abbey and the Santa Maria de Montserrat, which houses the Virgin of Montserrat Sanctuary and learn about the rich-history of the these beautiful buildings cut into the rock.

There’s also time to visit the famous Montserrat Monastery, where the image of the Mare de Déu de Montserrat is venerated. Widely and affectionately known as La Moreneta, she has been the patron saint of Catalonia since 1881. Providing the date and time of the tour, there’s also the option to see Montserrat’s boys choir, one of the oldest in Europe, famed for their prestige and world wide performances.
Includes
  • Montserrat orientation tour
  • Discounts at shops and restaurants
  • 3 hours of free time at Montserrat
  • Rack railway ticket to the top of Montserrat
  • Performance of Escolania’s choir (subject to the Escolania’s timetable)
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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Meeting point

The tour departs from Plaça Catalunya, 9 (at the intersection of Rda. Universitat and Rambla Catalunya)in front of Desigual store.

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Catalunya Bus Turístic

Product ID: 243552