On this half-day tour you’ll visit Catalonia's most famous landmark. Montserrat literally means saw mountain in Catalan, named for the peculiar aspect of its rock formations. Ride the rack railway to the top and visit the Virgin of Montserrat Sanctuary.
What to Expect
Travel from Barcelona to the Montserrat massif on this 5-hour excursion to Catalonia's most famous mountain range. The silhouette of Montserrat resembles the toothed blade of a saw, and hence its name, which means jagged mountain.
At the top of the mountain is a monastery, where the image of the Mare de Déu de Montserrat (Virgin of Montserrat) is venerated. Widely and affectionately known as La Moreneta (the little dark-skinned one), she has been the patron saint of Catalonia since 1881.
You’ll board the bus at Placa Catalunya in Barcelona and head off on the road to Montserrat. As you arrive you’ll enjoy views of the stunning Monserrat mountain range.
Ride the rack railway to the top of Montserrat, where you’ll visit the Benedictine abbey, Santa Maria de Montserrat, which houses the Virgin of Montserrat Sanctuary. Learn about all of the sites you visit with a complete, informative guide.
- Montserrat orientation tour
- Discounts at museums, places of interest, shops, and restaurants
Plaça Catalunya, at the corner of Rambla de Catalunya, in front of the Desigual store
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Know Before You Go
The tour is free for children up to 8 years old.