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From Barcelona: Montserrat Half Day Guided Tour

Activity provider: Catalunya Bus Turístic

From Barcelona: Montserrat Half Day Guided Tour

Activity provider: Catalunya Bus Turístic
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Escape the busy city of Barcelona and head to Catalonia’s most famous mountain range, Montserrat. Ride the railway to the top of the mountains, admire stunning natural landscapes, visit the local monastery, and learn about this history-rich location.

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Duration 6 hours
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Catalan, Spanish, English

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Highlights
  • Visit the stunning Monserrat mountain range, a unique rocky formation which is one of Catalonia’s best-known symbols
  • Climb up Montserrat on one of the only two rack railways still in operation in Catalonia
  • Enjoy free time to visit the Montserrat Abbey, explore the natural environment and have a meal at one of the abbey’s restaurants
  • Learn about the rich religious history of Montserrat
Full description

Explore the mountain of Montserrat on this day trip from Barcelona. Travel by bus to the mountain and take the cogwheel train to a viewpoint on top of the mountain. Visit the Benedictine Abbey and see the famed Virgin of Montserrat sanctuary.

Depart from a conveniently located meeting point in Barcelona and relax on the drive into the peaceful Catalonian countryside. On the drive, listen to your guide share stories and anecdotes about the fascinating history of Montserrat and the religious influences of the site.

Admire the luscious rolling landscapes from the minibus, before arriving at the region’s most famous mountain range, Montserrat. See its unique jagged edges and imposing structure. Ride the rack railway to the top of Montserrat.

Take in stunning views across the mountain range once you reach the top. From here, visit the Benedictine Abbey and the Santa Maria de Montserrat, which houses the Virgin of Montserrat sanctuary. Learn about the rich history of these beautiful buildings cut into the rock. Visit the famous Montserrat Monastery, where the image of the Mare de Déu de Montserrat is venerated. Widely and affectionately known as La Moreneta, she has been the patron saint of Catalonia since 1881.

Have the option to see the Montserrat’s boys choir, one of the oldest in Europe, depending on the date and time of the tour.

Includes
  • Round trip transportation from Barcelona
  • Montserrat orientation tour
  • Discounts at restaurants and other services (Museum, Funicular, etc.)
  • 3 hours of free time at Montserrat
  • Rack railway ticket to the Monastery of Montserrat
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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Meeting point

Meet at Estació Barcelona Nord, platform 17/18.

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Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 547 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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The entire experience was flawless. We found the right bus, were promptly greeted (dud not get her name), checked in by Laila, our tour guide, and seated. Every exchange with every passenger was managed with efficiency and a smile. This tour was a perfect day. Travel to the site about an hour on the bus. Time at the site to explore. Perfect time of year to go as there were no crowds. We heard the boys’ choir in the Basilica, and we learned a bit of the history of the area and the monastery—steeped in tradition and ritual. Laila was truly a gem. She was warm, attentive, knowledgeable and always had time to answer our questions and sas willing to go above and beyond by answering travel questions nit related to our tiur, e.g., Barcelona Metro to Sagrada Familia. Thank you to Laila and her team!

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January 14, 2023

It was super easy to find the boarding point.. a bus station is hard to miss The crew was very hospitable from the beginning and they were explaining what to expect at each stage. Laila was our guide for the day with Antonio at the wheels. Both were very easy to talk to and their tandem work was really nice. Laila would explain about a place and Antonio would slow the bus just enough for everyone to get a glimpse! She explained all the notable places very well. The Montserrat is very peaceful and families were coming there for a picnic at the hilltop. All in all.. a very good experience.

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December 7, 2022

Overall, the tour was good. The bus and train were fine. However, we didn’t know that our ticket was a basic one, so we could not get into the Cathedral to see The Black Madonna without spending more euros. Since I was paying I didn’t do that and my family was okay with that decision. The view from Montserrat is beyond amazing and I would highly recommend this trip.

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December 2, 2022

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