Guided tour

Barcelona: Half-Day Montserrat Experience

Guided tour

Barcelona: Half-Day Montserrat Experience

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From US$ 70.43 per person

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Discover Montserrat on an early-morning group tour with round-trip transportation from Barcelona. Enjoy free time to discover the secrets of Montserrat after the guided tour.

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Duration 5 hours
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Wheelchair accessible


  • Transfer from the center of Barcelona to the monastery
  • Take a small-group tour with a professional tour guide
  • Enjoy fee time to visit la Moreneta, enter the museum, take the cable car, and enjoy the breathtaking views
  • Receive discounts for activities and tickets in Montserrat
Full description
Begin by meeting your guide in the center of Barcelona, from where your unique experience begins. Join your group in an air-conditioned private vehicle for the journey up the mountain of Montserrat. Enjoy the views as you hear about Montserrat’s Basilica and Monastery, home of la Moreneta (Black Madonna). Unlike other tours, this experience allows you to gain early access to visit the Montserrat Monastery, well before the crowds arrive. Upon your arrival, enjoy a 45-minute guided tour throughout which you learn about Montserrat including its secrets. This tour also sees you visiting the farmer’s market and entering the basilica. You guide then explains all the fun activities you can do with your 2 hours of free time following the guided tour. You can visit la Moreneta (Black Madonna), enter the museum, taste the monastery’s homemade liquor, go to an easy walk to the Saint Miguel, take the Sant Joan Funicular, and much more.
  • Round-trip private transfer from central Barcelona
  • Early access to the Monsterrat Monastery, before the crowds arrive
  • Guided small-group tour
  • Free time
  • Tickets to see "Black Madonna"
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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Meeting point

Your guide will be waiting at the meeting point, holding a red burgundy umbrella. It is recommended to take a taxi to the meeting point to avoid any confusion. If you do so, make sure to tell the driver to take you to "Placeta de Vicenç Albert Ballester", so you can arrive without any problems. You can also get there by taking the metro. The closest station is "Arc de Triomf" (red line). Once you exit the metro, it's a 5-minute walk to the meeting point. Make sure to check how to arrive at the meeting point in advance.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  •  Please note that Montserrat is a mountain that stands at 1,236 meters, therefor the temperature differs from that of Barcelona (it is recommended that you wear comfortable clothes)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 224 reviews

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Enjoyed the trip, the area and the guides. One disappointment is that we chose this tour partly to see the Monserrat Museum. Only when we arrived were we told the the museum is closed at this time of year. The description of the tour should have stated this.

March 24, 2023

We loved our tour guide! He was informative yet humorous! Montserrat is gorgeous!! The basilica is beautiful! The Madonna is breathtaking! I couldn’t give 5 stars because the funicular and art museum were closed for maintenance and we really would have liked to have done/seen them.

March 24, 2023

The guide was amazing! He made learning so much fun. And the experince was incredible worth every penny! The time was almosy perfect, 30 more minutes and it would have been oerfect! There was not so much to do there so you don’t need that much time but just some extra time to really relax and take it all in and it would have been 10/10

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March 24, 2023

Product ID: 382854