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Start your half day trip from Barcelona in comfortable Bus to the mountain of Montserrat which rises majestically to 4,051 feet (1,236 meter). The rocks of Montserrat formed by natural cement of sand during the centuries affected by the wind and rain who shaped the mountain with strange and varied forms. The popular imagination has seen human or animal shape in some of these peaks, giving them names and inventing legends to explain their fantastic origins. You will visit the Royal Basilica of Montserrat, which holds the famous 12th century Romanesque carving of Virgen Moreneta (the Black Virgin).
The Benedict sanctuary of Montserrat was founded at 1025 and provides a mystical backdrop for the Virgin of Montserrat, the patron saint of Catalonia who is enshrined in the monastery's Royal Basilica. The little monastery soon began to receive pilgrims and visitors who contributed to the spread of stories of miracles and wonders performed by the Virgin. Today, Montserrat has been modernized to continue attending to the needs to pilgrims one thousand years after it was originally founded. On some days the children's choir sings in the monastery and so you may be fortunate enough to catch one of their delightful performances.
Air conditioned motor coach; Multilingual Official guide; Taste of 4 typical liquors and entrance to Audiovisual “Espai Audiovisual Montserrat”.
Hotel pick-up and drop-off; Meals; Other services not specified; Gratuity.
Hours of operation
Available: Daily; Departs at 9:15am.
Approximately 5.5 hours.
This tour departs from and returns to Balmes st nº 5, Barcelona.
Correct dress code is requested for entrance to the Basilica at Montserrat. No tank tops, strapless shirts, short shorts or sandals will be accepted.
Please be aware that the tour includes Walking Tours, we kindly advise you to use comfortable clothes and shoes and come prepared for some walking.
At Montserrat, there is a mountains climate. Depending on the season, you will need clothes to protect you from rain and/or cold.
This tour is available in English and Spanish daily, year round. From April to October, the tour is also available in French (Fridays and Saturdays) and German (Saturdays only).
Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.
**All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**