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Early Access Montserrat Monastery Tour from Barcelona
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Montserrat Mountain Range

What to expect

Travel from Barcelona to the majestic Montserrat mountain and Monastery early in the morning. Avoid the crowds when you visit the famous Basilica of Montserrat, then explore the site on your own or choose the Montserrat guided tour option.
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Reviews

Couple

2017/11/04 Couples Mr sheikh

I just wish that we had more time to see other area on mountain

2017/06/06 Carol

The tour was very informational and well guided. Our tour guides did a fantastic job and the monastery trip was one of the best in the 10 day trip.

2017/05/08 Kuman

Nice religious space with great view and history.

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Activity Provider AMIGO GROUP EUROPA S.L.

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FAQ

Q. Where is the departure point of the tour? Where does the tour end?
A. The tour departs and ends at Plaza Catalunya, the main square of Barcelona.
Q. How long is the drive from downtown Barcelona to Montserrat Monastery?
A. The drive is about 1 hour long.
Q. Is there a dress code to enter the Basilica of Montserrat?
A. Yes, a proper dress code is required to enter the Basilica at Montserrat. It is not permitted to enter the Basilica with tank tops, strapless shirts, short shorts, or flip flops.
Q. Does the tour include free time for me to explore Montserrat at my own pace?
A. The round-trip transfer option includes 2 hours and 15 minutes of free time.
The guided tour option includes 1 hour and 15 minutes of free time.
Q. What can I do during my free time?
A. You can do any of the following activities:

- Visit the Basilica of Montserrat
- Touch the Black Madonna inside the Basilica of Montserrat
- Hike the trails around Montserrat Monastery
- Go to the Farmer’s market and try the food of Catalunya
- Check out the Montserrat shops and find liquors made by the monks of Montserrat Monastery
- Visit the Montserrat Museum http://www.museudemontserrat.com/en/index.html (tickets not included)
- Visit the Montserrat Audiovisual Exhibition (Espai Audiovisual de Montserrat) (tickets not included)
- Take the San Joan Funicular (tickets not included)
Q. Can I see the Escolania de Montserrat (Boys' Choir) perform?
A. You may not be able to watch them on this tour due to the schedule of the choir. The usual performance times of the Escolania de Montserrat (Boys' Choir) is:

From Monday to Friday: 13:00 - Salve and Virolai
From Monday to Thursday: 18:45 - Vespers, Salve Montserratina and Polyphonic Motet
Sundays and religious holidays: 12:00 - Salve and Virolai, 18:45 - Vespers, Salve Montserratina and Polyphonic Motet

You may check the Escolania performance days and times here:
http://www.escolania.cat/en/news-and-concerts/when-do-we-sing/
Q. What’s the maximum number of participants for the tour?
A. The size of the groups for the guided visit of the Montserrat Sanctuary is 30 people or less.
Q. What’s unique about this tour?
A. The early morning departure from Barcelona enables you to arrive at the Montserrat Monastery before the big crowds.

The transportation option from downtown Barcelona to Montserrat Monastery is hassle-free compared to public transportation options. (These options include: metro ride to train station + train to the base of Montserrat Mountain + Montserrat rack railway or Montserrat cable car to get to the Monastery.)

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Payment / Cancellation Policy

Payment Methods
  • Credit card payment
Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made after 07:30 local time, 1 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
Change Policy
  • A maximum of 2 changes per booking is allowed if made at least 24 hours in advance. Cancellation option will no longer be available from the third change onward.

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Early Access Montserrat Monastery Tour from Barcelona
Travel from Barcelona to the majestic Montserrat mountain and Monastery early in the morning. Avoid the crowds when you visit the famous Basilica of Montserrat, then explore the site on your own or choose the Montserrat guided tour option.