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From Barcelona: Montserrat Half Day Guided Tour

From Barcelona: Montserrat Half Day Guided Tour

Activity provider: Catalunya Bus Turístic
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From US$ 54.14 per person

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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Live tour guide
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 shops and restaurants
  • 3 hours of free time at Montserrat
  • Rack railway ticket to the top of Montserrat
  • Performance of Escolania’s choir (subject to the Escolania’s timetable)
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Covid-19 precautions
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

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Meeting point

Meet at Estació Barcelona Nord, platform 18.

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 230 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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We really enjoyed our trip to Montserrat. Our guide was excellent and gave us a lot of really interesting history and information and a really good orientation tour. There was plenty of time at leisure to enjoy all that there was to see especially the church and the beautiful views. The trip was very good value for money.

April 29, 2022

This was our first time to Spain and our tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. We recommend taking the full day tour to make it possible to see more of the land. There are a lot of hills so if you are not in shape some of the hiking may be extremely challenging. We would take this tour again in the future because we enjoy exploration.

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November 27, 2019

A must!!! Really worth seeing. We drove about 1 hour and then again with the train about 10-15min. A really nice route. Once at the top, we could choose whether to join the guide or visit the sight alone. Including the bus tour there, the train up and the guide. You had to pay for everything else yourself. The ride on the pull train to the highest point is a must and costs € 13.50 / person for outward and return journeys. back. A great view. The restaurant has a huge all-you-can-eat buffet for € 16.50 with drinks. Back at 3:00 p.m. by bus. Really recommendable.

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November 26, 2019

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