Guided tour

Barcelona: Montserrat Guided Tour with Optional Cog-Wheel

Barcelona: Montserrat Guided Tour with Optional Cog-Wheel

From US$ 59 per person

Ascend Montserrat 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 discover unusual rock formations.

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a day trip to the holy mountain of Montserrat
  • View paintings from the masters, like El Greco, Picasso, and Dali, at the basilica's museum
  • 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
Full description

Visit Montserrat Monastery on this half-day trip from Barcelona.  Scale Montserrat Mountain on the cogwheel train. Admire the beauty of the monastery's architecture and hear stories about its famed Black Madonna statue.

Board a bus from Barcelona and set off on a ride to the magical mountain of Montserrat. Discover its rocky geography, beautiful scenery, local liquors, and cultural wealth with a guide. Follow your local guide through the site and learn about the history and architectural style of the monastery. Fall in love with the Gothic and Renaissance details of the basilica and sanctuary. Then, learn about the legend of the miraculous apparition of the Black Madonna and Child in the cave of Santa Cova. Visit the Church and see the Black Madonna.

Enjoy free time to taste the finest liquors, shop for locally produced treats or visit the audiovisual exhibition once the guided tour finishes.

Includes
  • Transportation by air-conditioned bus
  • Tour guide in English and Spanish
  • Tasting of 4 liquors
  • Entrance to AV exhibition in Montserrat (Espai Audio visual Montserrat)
  • Access to Boys’ Choir (if option is selected)
  • Skip-the-line entrance to the Black Madonna (if option is selected)
  • Montserrat cogwheel train ride (if option is selected)
  • Tips
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pick-up & drop off
  • Museum entrance fee

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • A 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
  • The boy's choir only performs from Monday to Friday at 1:00 PM
  • Montserrat has a mountains climate. Depending on the season you will need weather-appropriate clothing
  • Check the timetable of the different facilities that you wish to visit during your free time.
  • The duration of the tour includes round-trip pickup and drop-off
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 337 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.2/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    3.9/5
  • Safety
    4.5/5

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It was a wonderful day, an experience already lived in the past but this time even more lively and spiritual thanks to our two guides Marika and Sasha! Quality guides who have been able to take us into this special "world" that has been Montserrat for centuries. Thank you guys ! We will be back soon ! A kiss to MORENETA! Ivan and Monique

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January 6, 2023

The guide gave a more extensive explanation in English than in Spanish, it should separate groups, a lot of time is wasted explaining the same thing in two languages and in the end you don't have time to do anything, we went to the wine tasting, we thought it was a fraud, it's a table with a horrible tablecloth and standing with mini plastic cups, I wanted to hire the day trip with lunch but it was not available and I had no option to eat we returned hungry and unable to do excursions

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December 19, 2022

This trip was beautiful, informative and enjoyable. Our guide was knowledgeable but we also had time to explore on our own. We felt like we had a fair amount of time in Montserrat, considering we booked a half day tour. The price was incredibly reasonable considering the travel. We were very satisfied with this excursion.

December 8, 2022

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