Guided tour

Montserrat Monastery: Guided Tour with Early Access

Activity provider: Amigo Tours Spain

Montserrat Monastery: Guided Tour with Early Access

Activity provider: Amigo Tours Spain
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Enjoy this day trip to the Monastery of Montserrat from Barcelona, and 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.

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the Montserrat Museum and see relics from Ancient Egypt, Palestine, Cyprus, and Mesopotamia
  • Marvel at the rounded rocks of Montserrat Mountain
  • Learn about life for the Benedictine monks in the sacred mountain
  • See an impressive collection of art depicting the Virgin Mary
Full description
Upon arrival at the monastery, northwest of the city, learn about the lives of the monks in the monastery and sacred mountain. Visit the Museu de Montserrat and see a collection of artifacts that range from Egyptian mummies to canvasses by Picasso. Although much of the collection was lost in the Napoleonic War, the museum continued to add to its collection and the museum is now home to important works of 20th-century Catalan art. See archaeological finds from Mesopotamia, Ancient Egypt and Palestine. Admire old paintings from the 13th to 18th centuries by artists such as Morales, El Greco, and Caravaggio. Fall in love with the Renaissance architecture of the 16th-century basilica. Go to the atrium and sacristy, and see the permanent collection of images of the Virgin Mary. If you book the option that includes entrance to the Monastery you will enjoy a liquor tasting.
Includes
  • Bilingual guide
  • Transportation from the meeting point
  • Return transfer to Barcelona city center
  • Entrance to the Museum of Montserrat
  • Liquor tasting
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present proof of full vaccination

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at Passeig Lluis Companys 5, on the opposite side of the Arc de Triomphe monument. They will be holding an Amigo Tours sign.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • Please note, when booking there is the option for a 1-day tour or a 2-day tour
  • Please make sure of the meeting point and time for the option you have booked, as depending on the option the meeting point and the starting time may be different
  • Please note, when booking there is the option for a 1-day tour or a 2-day tour
  • Please note the option to Montserrat and Park Güell will take place on two different days
  • On day 2, the tour starts at the Sagrada Familia at 9:30 AM
  • Latecomers cannot be accommodated
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 157 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.3/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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We had a fantastic tour led by Jonathan. He gave us a full background before we arrived at the monastery and ensured we could visit the religious shrine to the Black Madonna and the world class art collection. The early trip helped avoid all the crowds that came later. We highly recommend this tour for both the religious and artistic aspects,

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April 6, 2022

It was exactly the right decision that day to go with "our" guide to Montserrat Monastery early in the morning. We started in the dark at Plaza Catalunya, drove north to the monastery, uphill through low clouds to the mountain, which was then above the clouds in the brightest sunshine.

January 16, 2020

The place is incredible and going early is worth it, so you avoid long lines and manage to enter calmly to see the virgin. In my case, I also paid for the entrance to the museum but it opens until 10:00 am and the return is at 10:30, it is very little time to visit the entire museum, therefore, it is better to see the museum another day or arrange for come back later. Our guide very well explained everything to us.

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October 20, 2019

Product ID: 58191