The Montserrat Tour
Montserrat is a mountain, a unique Natural Park, and a massive rock over 4000 feet high, visible for miles, with weird shapes and rounded peaks that jut into the sky; there are paths, stairs, caves, chapels and hermitages scattered over the mountain, extraordinary landscapes and wonderful views.
Montserrat is a Benedictine monastery nearly 1000 years old, perched half way up the mountain and sheltered by its peaks. There is a basilica with the Chapel of Our Lady of Montserrat known as La Moreneta, the patron saint of Catalonia, and a presence strongly felt and revered. The community of monks also runs a boys' school devoted to the study of music.
Montserrat is culture: a library of nearly 300,000 volumes; the oldest boys' choir in Europe; a basilica full of paintings, gold lamps and decorated chapels, a museum with paintings by El Greco, Picasso and Dalí among many others and treasures from ancient Egypt.
Picturesque Drive along the Llobregat River to the foot of the spectacular Montserrat Mountain (its name means serrated referring to its jutting peaks) which is natural park and then up to the Sanctuary 725m (2380 feet) above sea level. Your guide will entertain you with tales, history and legends of the mountain, the monastery and the shrine. The return journey will be an alternative route entertained by a variety of traditional Catalan music.
Montserrat Basilica: guided orientation tour. Silence must be kept inside the church so your guide will give you a brief tour outside to orientate you to the main places of interest: Monastery, Basilica, Our Lady’s Chapel with the 12th Century figure of Our Lady of Montserrat, Museum with a marvellous collection of paintings, Stations of the Cross, as well as bars, restaurants, shops, and home products market.
Tour members will have free time to dedicate to whatever aspects of this beautiful and spiritual place attract them most.
- Spectacular mountain and views,
- Ancient monastery, holy shrine.
- An incomparable place not to be missed.
- Pick up and drop off
- Please note that all our coach tour involve some walking
- Reduced price for children up to 12 years old
- Dress a bit warmer for Montserrat, it is colder than Barcelona city
Prijzen en beschikbaarheid
Departure at 15.00 PM from the indicated departure point
Price per adultv.a. € 52,00
Price per child from 3 to 12 years oldv.a. € 25,00