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Montserrat Royal Basilica Half-Day Trip from Barcelona

1316 reviews
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Barcelona
| 5 hours 30 minutes

Overview

At a glance
Category: Tours
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
Highlights
Fully narrated tour
Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
Description
After driving through picturesque little villages you will arrive at the incomparable setting of the craggy mountain of Montserrat, which rises majestically up from the plain to 4,051 feet (1,235 meters) and has amazing views.

The Royal Basilica of Montserrat has been one of Spain's most important pilgrimage sites for hundreds of years, due to its famous 12th-century Romanesque carving of the Virgen Moroneta (the Black Virgin). On weekday afternoons, there is the opportunity to hear one of Europe's oldest children's choirs: La Escolania de Montserrat.

Having heard an introduction to Montserrat from your guide, learning about its importance in past and present times, use your free time (roughly 2.5 hours) to explore independently and discover the site’s magic on your own. Then, meet back up with your guide later to travel back to Barcelona by coach.
Inclusions
Transport by air-conditioned coach
Admission to Royal Basilica of Montserrat
Bilingual Official Guide
Tasting of 4 typical liquors
Entrance to Montserrat's audiovisual room
Gratuities (optional)
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks

Location

Meeting point
Central Barcelona

Reviews

May 2018

A serene visit to Montserrat, a great day trip from Barcelona. Stunning views with a lot history to absorb. The tour was well worth the money spent. The bus was comfortable and on time, everything was as described in the tour description.

Apr 2018

Wonderful day trip! The driver and tour guide were nice, knowledgeable, and a general pleasure to be around... would definitely do it again!

Apr 2018

Tour was amazing. I wish we booked the full day tour to Monserrat but nonetheless our guide Nazeem made it all worthwhile and was profoundly knowledgeable of its history.

Mar 2018

Our tour guide Nadine kept our group informed, timely, but still a restful tour. The black Madonna is a significant Christian relic and the cathedral is small but majestic. The area is striking for the large rock formations. A great half day tour.

Mar 2018

Absolutely excellent trip. Cecilia our tour guide was incredibly knowledgeable and very friendly. I'd love to do any trips planned with her as our guide.
Julia travel company are very professional and helpful.

May 2018

beautiful place but the trip is too short.....

Apr 2018

Unfortunately was extremely windy . Guide was good . Bus comfortable .

Apr 2018

Beautiful place! Would recommend getting in line for the Black Madonna right away if you want to see it. Lines were long. Well worth the trip! Wish we had more time there to explore. The views on the drive were amazing!

Mar 2018

Excellent views and beautiful monastery. Long lines to go inside

Apr 2018

Montserrat is lovely. Just wish we had more time to queue for the Black Madonna, which was the main objective for our visit.

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