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Montserrat Afternoon Tour from Barcelona with Guided Monastery Visit Quick Confirmation

Exterior of Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey

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.

  • Exterior of Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey
  • Montserrat Sanctuary
  • The Black Madonna
  • Montserrat scenery
  • Montserrat Mountain
  • Montserrat Monastery
  • Black Madonna
Avoid the morning crowds in Montserrat Monastery on this afternoon tour. Ride an air-conditioned bus to and from Montserrat and experience the religious atmosphere of the sanctuary.
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The Montserrat Tour
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Adult (Age 13 & over)
USD 67.18
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Child (Age 3-12)
USD 33.02
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Adult (Age 13 & over)
USD 67.18
USD 67.18
Child (Age 3-12)
USD 33.02
USD 33.02
Infant (Age 0-2)
  • Duration: 4.5 hour(s)
  • Available: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: Transportation fee / English-speaking guide / Ticket to Montserrat Monastery
  • Schedule
  • Check-in
    Time & Location
  • Check-out
    Time & Location

Starting time: 15:00 15:15
Starting time: 15:00 15:15
  • 14:45 Check-in in Front of Hotel Olivia Plaza at Placa Catalunya 19
  • 15:00 Drive to Parc Natural de Montserrat (1 hour)
    Montserrat scenery Board a roomy air-conditioned bus and travel to Montserrat. En route to your destination, marvel at the panoramic views of landscapes and mountains surrounding Barcelona. See Montserrat, a majestic mountain with distinct jagged shapes and rounded peaks, a true natural haven.
  • 16:00 The Monastery and Black Madonna
    The Black Madonna Begin your guided tour at the 1000-year-old Benedictine monastery, the Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey, located halfway up the mountain. See the Virgin of Montserrat known as the Black Madonna or La Moreneta in Spanish. The statue represents a seated Black Virgin with the child Jesus on her lap.
  • 16:45 Sanctuary of Montserrat
    Montserrat Sanctuary Roam around the vast premises of the sanctuary at your own leisure. You can visit the Museum of Montserrat or browse through the market stalls and local restaurants.
  • 18:00 Departure from Montserrat
    Meet your guide at the designated meeting point in the Montserrat Sanctuary and board the coach for your return trip to Barcelona.
  • 19:00 Tour Ends at Placa Catalunya
Package detail / Schedule
    • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.
Required Items to Bring & Attire
    • Walking shoes
    • Comfortable clothing
    • Warm weather can be expected from June to September while cold weather sets in from December to February. The rest of the year has mild weather. Please wear weather-appropriate clothing.
    • Please note that proper dress code is required to enter the Basilica at Montserrat. Wearing of tank tops, strapless shirts, short shorts or flip flops are not permitted inside.
Additional Note(s)
    • Silence must be observed in the church so the guide will give all the explanations outside.
    • The tour price excludes ticket for the funicular railway, Audio Visual Space of Montserrat and liquor tasting at Montserrat.
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Is the rack railway train (“Cremallera de Montserrat”) or the yellow cable car (“Aeri de Montserrat”) included?
  • 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.
What can I do during my free time?
  • 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
When does the Escolania (Boys' Choir) perform?
  • 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:
Where is the departure point of the tour? Where does the tour end?
  • The tour departs and ends at Plaza Catalunya, the main square of Barcelona.
How long is the drive from downtown Barcelona to Montserrat Monastery?
  • The drive is about 1 hour long.
What is included in the tour?
  • - 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
Does the tour include free time for me to explore Montserrat at my own pace?
  • - The Montserrat tour includes 1 hour and 15 minutes of free time.
Is there a dress code to enter the Basilica of Montserrat?
  • 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.
What’s the maximum number of participants for the tour?
  • 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.
What’s unique about this tour?
  • - The Montserrat sanctuary tends to be less crowded in the afternoon.
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Payment/Cancellation policy
Payment type
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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.
USD 67.18
USD 67.18

Taxes & fees included

1% Reward Points
(4.57/5.00) 4.57 / 5
(37 reviews)

Language English
Pick-up Not available
Duration 4.5 hour(s)
Availability Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat


by: 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.
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 hi...more
Irina was a well informed tour guide for our trip to Montserrat! She made the experience informative and pleasant. I would highly recommend this tour.

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