Day trip

Montserrat & Artistic Barcelona: the Best of Gaudí

4.7 / 5

10 reviews

Montserrat & Artistic Barcelona: the Best of Gaudí

From US$ 105.85 per person

In the morning enjoy the spectacular Montserrat Mountain and see the famous Black Virgin at the Royal Basilica. Spend the afternoon admiring the capital of Catalan Art Noveau – Barcelona! See Antonio Gaudi's masterpiece La Sagrada Familia.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Reserve now & pay later
Reserve now & pay later to book your spot without any charges today. Learn more
Duration 10 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Live tour guide
English, Spanish


  • Admire the details of the different façades of the Sagrada Familia and its extensive symbolism
  • Explore Park Güell on a guided tour and be amazed at Gaudís’ amazing skills
  • Follow your guide to the Sant Pau Art Nouveau Masterpiece and hear the history
Full description

Board the bus at the office of the local partner in central Barcelona and travel to the magical mountain of Montserrat. Famous for its peculiar morphology, its name comes from the Catalan words Mont and Serrat, which means "serrated mountain." Discover a site world-famous for its rocky geography and beautiful scenery, which was declared a National Park in 1987 to protect its natural and cultural importance. Follow your local guide through the site and learn about the history and architectural style of the Monastery. Find out more about the community of 80 monks who currently live in the Monastery and follow the rule of Saint Benedict. Admire the Gothic and Renaissance style of the basilica and sanctuary. Learn about the legend of the miraculous apparition of the Black Madonna and Child in the cave of Santa Cova. See the wood carving of this event known as "La Moreneta," which is kept in the Monastery. Enjoy some free time to taste the finest liquors, shop for locally produced treats, or visit the audiovisual exhibition once the guided tour finishes. Choose from a number of small churches and trails you can follow at your own pace. Check in again at the office of the local partner in central Barcelona 15 minutes before the starting time of the afternoon activity. Meet your guide and hop on an air-conditioned bus which will take you to the Sagrada Familia. Enjoy a panoramic tour of the exterior of the Sagrada Familia. Marvel at the extensive symbolism of its façade. Return to the bus and travel to Park Güell, located in the upper part of the city. Enjoy a guided tour of the Park with your local guide and discover why it is one of the most famous works by Antonio Gaudí. Follow your guide and board the coach again for a short trip to the Sant Pau Art Noveau Masterpiece. The guide will give you an explanation of the exterior of the building, which will allow you to learn about the history of the site, and the ideas of the architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner.

  • Air-conditioned bus transport throughout
  • Taste of 4 local liquors
  • Entry to the “Espai Audiovisual Montserrat” audiovisual space
  • Guided walking tour of Park Güell with entrance
  • Guided walking tour outside of the Sagrada Familia
  • Local guide
  • Tour operated in both Spanish and English
  • Food and drinks
  • Admission to Sagrada Familia and Sant Pau Art Nouveau Masterpiece
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

Select participants and date



Meeting point

Meet your guide at the local partner's office located on the ground floor right in front of platform 19 in Estació del Nord metro station. Please arrive 15 minutes before your tour time.

Open in Google Maps ⟶
Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Sandals or flip flops
  • Short skirts

Know before you go

  • Please be aware that some walking is included in this tour. Please be prepared and wear comfortable clothes and shoes
  • There is approximately 35 minutes between both parts of the excursions, during which you will be able to get lunch (not included) in the city center of Barcelona
  • 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.
  • At Montserrat there is a mountainous climate. Depending on the season, you will need clothes protecting you from the rain and/or cold
  • The duration of the tour includes the round trip transportation to the destination
  • The local partner reserves the right to change the itinerary or cancel the tour due to events being celebrated in the city or force majeure reasons
  • This tour will have a maximum of 25 travelers per guide
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 10 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Value for money
  • Safety

Sort by:

Traveler type:

Star rating:

The combo tour was very good! The only disadvantage is that in Montserrat you only have 2 hours to explore everything on your own after the one-hour guided tour. So either stand in line to admire and touch the Black Madonna and then light a candle for the family or take a walk in the great outdoors with a visit to the viewing platform with the cross. Third alternative: visit the museum with the old masters. In any case, don't miss the liquor tasting! The 4 different liqueurs are very tasty! The Antoni Gaudi tour in the afternoon with a new guide was absolutely great. Thanks to the bilingual tour, you could learn some Spanish on the side. The Sagrada Familia is as impressive as any other masterpiece. You just have to fade out the large stream of tourists at the famous locations, then it doesn't bother you as much.

Read more

October 1, 2019

a great trip, everything was planned and organized perfectly

a comfortable bus with a reliable driver were the basics for a perfect trip. Our guide was very very competent and friendly, she told us absolutely enough about evry interesting fact, but she was not overloading us with information. I appreciated it also a lot. that we had free time to decide ourselves what to do, time to emjoy the great place and to stroll around. This trip was just perfect!

Read more

January 31, 2016

The tours were very interesting thanks to capable guides.

Montserrat is a very impressive mountain with a lovely monastery and church. I would have liked to have more independent time there to look around properly or to go on a walk. The second tour about art and architecture in Barcelona was fantastic. Gaudi's buildings and monuments are really special and contrasted well with the old architecture. Both guides were very capable and were able to deliver their rich knowledge in various languages.

Read more

May 8, 2012

Product ID: 1181