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

From Barcelona: Private Half-Day Guided Tour to Montserrat

Product ID: 175797
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Enjoy a private, guided tour of the monastery in the Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey. Learn about the lives of the Benedictine monks at the monastery and why the sanctuary became one of the most important Catholic shrines in Catalonia.
About this activity
Duration 5 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Wheelchair accessible

Pick-up included

If you are staying in a hotel in the center of Barcelona, pickup can be arranged. Please provide the hotel's address at booking time. Otherwise, please indicate that you will go to the meeting point at Hard Rock Café in Plaza Catalunya.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Marvel at the rounded rocks of Montserrat Mountain
  • Learn about life for the Benedictine monks in the monastery with your private guide
  • Explore the history of the Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey
  • Enjoy some free time to further admire the beautiful landscape, or visit the Museum of Montserrat
  • Travel in comfort in an air-conditioned vehicle
Full description
Set off from the center of Barcelona and travel northwest 45 kilometers (28 miles) to Montserrat. Admire the views of the Montserrat mountain, and learn about the lives of the monks in the monastery and the sacred mountain.

Receive a full explanation about the monastery from your private guide, and find out about the monks and how they live. Discover the history behind the construction of Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey, and see the revered Virgin of Montserrat statue.

After your guided visit, choose how you would like to spend your free time. Visit the Museum of Montserrat to see archaeological finds from Mesopotamia, Ancient Egypt, and Palestine, and admire old paintings from the 13th to 18th centuries by artists such as Morales, El Greco, and Caravaggio.

Alternatively, take a ride on the funicular railway, or do some light trekking around the area to marvel at the beautiful landscape. The tour concludes with a transfer back to the center of Barcelona.
Includes
  • Private guide
  • Round-trip transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off if your hotel is located in the city center
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance to Museum of Montserrat
  • Food and drinks

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

In front of Hard Rock Café at Plaza Catalunya, 21, 08002 Barcelona, Spain

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• Hotel pickup is possible if your hotel is in Barcelona city center. Please indicate your hotel's name at the time of booking
• If your hotel is not inside Barcelona city, or if you prefer to go to the meeting point, please also indicate this at the time of booking
Organized by

Amigo Tours Spain

Product ID: 175797