Montserrat Morning Tour by Bus from Barcelona

Let yourself be enchanted by the spirituality of Montserrat, the magic mountain of Catalonia. The Monastery and the beauty views will captivate you

Destacado
  • The Black Madonna: locally known as La Moreneta, this is a figure not to be missed.
  • Boys’ Choir: one of the oldest in Europe. See timetable for scheduled concerts, usually at 1PM.
  • Montserrat Museum: wide variety of archeological artworks from medieval times to avant-garde style. Entrance fee not included on the tour.
  • Funicular of Sant Joan and funicular of Santa Cova: use the Sant Joan funicular to enjoy the panoramic views or reach the cave of La Santa Cova to see the original place of the apparition.
Incluido
  • Transportation on an air conditioned coach.
  • Tour operated in both Spanish and English.
  • Radio guide system.
  • Taste of 4 typical liquors of the area.
  • Entrance to the audio visual exhibition in Montserrat “Espai Audio visual Montserrat”.
Excluido
  • Food and drinks, unless specified.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off.
Notas
  • A dress code is required to enter to the venue. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. No flip flops permitted.
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
  • This is a walking tour on arrival at the site. Wear appropriate attire. Duration: 5 and a half hours (transportation included).
Restricciones
  • In order to cancel the booking with no penalties you must contact us at least 24 hours in advance.
Información esencial
  • This tour starts from Julià Travel Gray Line Spain, Estació del Nord, ground floor, platform 19
  • Print your voucher and give it to your guide. E-voucher accepted.
  • Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the tour begins.
  • Contact for Julià Travel Gray Line Spain 0034 93 317 64 54 / incoming@julia.net
  • Cancellation policy: a 100% cancellation penalty applies if cancelled 24 hours or less prior to the travel date or in case of no-show
  • A dress code is required to enter to the venue. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. No flip flops permitted.
  • Please check the schedule for the facilities you wish to visit at the site.
  • Queues to see the Black Madonna may occur depending on season

    Board a coach from our office in central Barcelona to the magical mountain of Montserrat. Famous for its peculiar morphology, its name 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 Black Madonna and Child in the cave of Santa Cova. To this day their wood carving 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.

    Upgrade your experience with the option that includes the access to the basilica when the Boys’ Choir is singing. This is one of the oldest Boys’ Choir in Europe, and they sing every day form Monday to Friday at 13:00h. This option also includes the skip the line to the Black Madonna, “La Moreneta”.

    We would like to show you some activities that you can do during your free time. Please, bear in mind that your free time is limited so you will have to choose one of the activities.

    • The Black Madonna: Everybody is allowed to visit the Black Madonna but the access is subject to space. Depending on the season there are large queues.

    • Montserrat Museum: wide variety of archeological artworks from medieval times to avant-garde style. Entrance fee not included on the tour.

    • Funicular of Sant Joan and funicular of Santa Cova: use the Sant Joan funicular to enjoy the panoramic views or reach the cave of La Santa Cova to see the original place of the apparition.

    • 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.

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