Barcelona Full Day: City Highlights and Montserrat with Cog-Wheel Train

Enjoy a walking tour of the Gothic Quarter and see the beautiful Cathedral of Barcelona. Have a panoramic tour through the city

  • Get aboard the Montjuic cable car for breathtaking views over Barcelona.
  • Montserrat Museum: wide variety of archeological artworks from medieval times to avant-garde style. Entrance fee not included on the tour.
  • Hiking routes: although there are plenty of trails to follow, we recommend you to reach the cross of Sant Miquel (approximately 15 minutes from the monastery) as it offers one of the best views of the area.
  • Montjuïc cable car ride
  • Access to the Black Madonna
  • Cog-wheel train up to Montserrat
  • Taste of 4 typical liquors of the area
  • Entrance to the audio-visual exhibition in Montserrat “Espai Audio visual Montserrat”. Exhibition based on three fundamental pillars: the mountain, the monastery and the sanctuary
  • Transportation on an air-conditioned coach
  • Local guide
  • Tour operated in both Spanish and English
  • Radio guide system
  • Entrance to the Cathedral of Barcelona.
  • Entrance to the Montserrat Museum.
  • Food and drinks, unless specified.
  • Hotel pick up and drop off.
    From the end of January to the beginning of March the cable car is under maintenance (days to concrete). The duration of the tour includes transportation. A dress code is required to enter the Basilica in Montserrat. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. No flip flops permitted. Queues to see the Black Madonna may occur depending on season. Please note this activity includes walking long distances, so it is not recommended for people with reduced mobility. Julià Travel reserves the right to change the itinerary or cancel the tour due to events being celebrated in the city or force majeure reasons.
  • In order to cancel this booking with no penalties contact us at least 24-hour before the tour departure time.
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      We will meet at the Julià Travel office, located at Estació del Nord at 09:00hrs.

      In the first part of the visit, we will enjoy a walking tour through El Born and the Gothic Quarter. We will have the opportunity to stroll along one of the most important streets of Barcelona and visit places such as the Arc de Triomf, the Cathedral of Barcelona or the Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar. You will marvel at the multitude of details on the façades of the buildings you will come across along the route.

      We will walk through the narrow streets of the old part of the city and discover its hidden secrets. At the end of the walking tour, we will board an air-conditioned bus for a panoramic tour of Barcelona.

      We will do different stops on Montjuic, which was the Olympic Area in 1992. At the first stop, we will access the Montjuic Cable Car, from where we will have breathtaking views of Barcelona. We will pass by Montjuic Castle, from where we will be able to take a trip to the past and discover part of the history of the city. We will make a last stop in Montjuic, in this case at the MNAC viewpoint, from where we will have a different perspective of Barcelona.

      It’s time to return to the office, but first, we will pass though Paseo de Gracia, one of the most important streets in Barcelona, and where two of Antoni Gaudí’s most important works are located: La Pedrera & La Casa Batlló.

      Check in back again at our office in Estació del Nord before the starting time of the afternoon activity. Meet your guide and come aboard an air-conditioned coach to Montserrat.

      After a 1h drive on the highway, board the cogwheel train up the mountain and enjoy the amazing views. Admire the Mountain’s peculiar morphology, which comes from the Catalan words Mont (mountain) and Serrat (serrated). World-famous for its rocky geography, Montserrat beautiful scenery was declared National Park in 1987 to protect its natural and cultural wealth

      Follow your local guide through the site and learn about the history and architectural style of the Monastery. A community of 80 monks currently lives and follow the rule of Saint Benedict in Montserrat. Fall in love with the Gothic and Renaissance details of the basilica and sanctuary. Learn about the legend of the miraculous apparition of the Madonna and Child in the cave of Santa Cova. To this day, their woodcarving is kept in the Church of the monastery, which you will be able to visit. The figure is popularly known as La Moreneta (The Black Madonna) as a result of a varnish reaction.

      Besides the main area, there are a great number of small churches and trails you can follow. You will be given free time to taste the finest liquors, shop for locally produced treats or visit the audio-visual exhibition once our guided tour finishes.

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