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Montserrat Afternoon Tour from Barcelona with Guided Monastery Visit
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What to expect

Journey to the mountain of Montserrat for a guided tour to the Monastery and see the miraculous Black Madonna. Feel a sense of tranquility as you go on a leisurely walk around the abbey.

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Monserrat afternoon tour

2019/11/16 Couples Volker and Judy

Lovely drive from Barcelona in the afternoon. Plenty of time to explore the cathedral, see the Black Madonna and do a little shopping. All in all, We thought it was a great tour.

Perfect break from the fast-paced Barcelona experience

2019/05/12 Couples Mike and Lisa

Berta and our driver were so helpful and knowledgeable. Their enthusiasm and kindness made this an unexpected respite from the hustle and bustle of the city, which made for a very special day. We highly recommend takin...

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Lovely time exploring beyond Barcelona

2018/06/26 Solo Travelers ElayneC

The view heading up to Montserrat is so beautiful and not to be missed. Tour guide Berta was great in explaining about Montserrat, some Gaudí buildings along the way and even about Spanish/Catalan culture, food and music...

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Activity Provider Barcelona Guide Bureau

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FAQ

Q. Is the rack railway train (“Cremallera de Montserrat”) or the yellow cable car (“Aeri de Montserrat”) included?
A. No, the coach will take you directly to the parking next to the Monastery.

In case you’d like to take the rack railway train, we recommend that you check out the other Montserrat tours we offer that include a one-way ticket for the rack railway train up to Montserrat Monastery.
Q. What can I do during my free time?
A. With the Montserrat afternoon tour you will be able to do some of the following options:
- 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 taste typical food of Catalunya
- Check out Montserrat shop where you’ll find the typical liquors of Montserrat, handmade by the monks of Montserrat Monastery
Q. When does the Escolania (Boys' Choir) perform?
A. Choir performance times may vary in accordance with special religious celebrations and the school calendar but the usual performance times of the Escolania (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. 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. What is included in the tour?
A. - Round Trip transportation from Plaza Catalunya to Montserrat sanctuary.
- Professional English-speaking or French-speaking tour guide depending on the option selected
- 45-minute guided visit of Montserrat sanctuary
- Free time at Montserrat
Q. Does the tour include free time for me to explore Montserrat at my own pace?
A. - The Montserrat tour includes 1 hour and 15 minutes of free time.
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. What’s the maximum number of participants for the tour?
A. Transportation to Montserrat is in a 40-seat coach.
The size of the groups for the guided visit of the Montserrat Sanctuary is 20-25 people.
Q. What’s unique about this tour?
A. - The Montserrat sanctuary tends to be less crowded in the afternoon.
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Payment / Cancellation Policy

Payment Methods
  • Credit card payment
Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made after 15:00 local time, 1 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

Montserrat Afternoon Tour from Barcelona with Guided Monastery Visit
Journey to the mountain of Montserrat for a guided tour to the Monastery and see the miraculous Black Madonna. Feel a sense of tranquility as you go on a leisurely walk around the abbey.