The Montserrat Tour.
This Montserrat tour is the easiest way to visit Montserrat! Spectacular mountain and views, ancient monastery, holy shrine – an incomparable place not to be missed.
Start with a picturesque drive up the mountain. Perched half way up you will see the nearly 1000 year old monastery. There is a short walk to get there, best moment to enjoy the magnificent views and have a taste of artisan cheese and honey that you will find in the stalls along the way.
You will have about 2 hours in the Sanctuary of Montserrat, combining an orientation tour with some free time to see the black Madonna and the basilica, the museum, restaurants and shops.
Montserrat is a massive rock over 4000 feet high, visible for miles, with weird shapes and rounded peaks that jut into the sky; there are paths, stairs, caves, chapels and hermitages scattered over the mountain, extraordinary landscapes and wonderful views. No wonder the whole mountain is also a Natural Park
The Monastery & Black Madonna
The 1000 year old Benedictine monastery is perched half way up the mountain and sheltered by its peaks. There is a basilica with the Chapel of Our Lady of Montserrat known as La Moreneta, the patron saint of Catalonia, and a presence strongly felt and revered. The community of monks also runs a boys’ school devoted to the study of music.
The Sanctuary of Montserrat
Surrounding the Monastery there are plenty of things to do, here are some top suggestions:
- Best place for pictures, with some outstanding views of both Montserrat and the surrounding plains
- Market stalls selling local goods like honey and Mató (fresh cheese)
- The Museum of Montserrat has an extensive collection with paintings by Dalí, Picasso, El Greco and even treasures from ancient Egypt!
- Restaurants and shops for anyone looking for souvenirs
- Funicular railway to Sant Joan chapel
The Montserrat Tour pick up and drop off point
The Montserrat tour will start from Plaça Catalunya, in front of Deutsche Bank and Hotel Olivia Plaza. Please arrive 15 minutes before departure time and look for the orange umbrellas!
Daily (April – October)
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday (November – March)
3:00pm (April – October)
2:15pm (November – March)
Includes visit guided and transport in a comfortable roomy air-conditioned private bus.
Food and drinks. There is water available in the bus for 1 €
Hotel picks up. Departure point is in Plaça Catalunya, the center of Barcelona and with very good communications, near la Rambla, Gothic Quarter and Passeig de Gràcia
Duration: 4.5 hours
The Montserrat Tour price: 55 euros adult | 42 euros child (4 – 12 years) | Free infants (0 – 3)
The tour involves some walking
This is not a wheelchair accessible vehicle. However, if you have limited mobility (i.e. you can get on and off the coach) we can take your wheelchair with us
Please for special requests send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org