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Montserrat Half Day Experience from Barcelona

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icon5 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Make the most of your time in Catalonia and discover Montserrat on a small-group early-morning tour with round-trip transportation from Barcelona where you will explore the basilica, monastery and La Moreneta with a professional guide. After the guided tour, enjoy some free time to take a light walk to see the Cross of San Miguel, take the Sant Joan Funicular, visit the grotto or the museum and more before returning to the Catalonian Capital.
  • A personalized introduction to one of Catalonia's top sights
  • Savor more time on you vacation by booking and early-morning tour
  • Explore the word-famous basilica and monastery with your private group
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Round transfer from the centre of Barcelona to the Monastery
Professional tour guide
English guided tour in Montserrat
Free time to explore Montserrat
Ticket to visit La Moreneta and audiovisual space
Small-group
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Carrer de Trafalgar, 6 , Carrer de Trafalgar, 6, 08010 Barcelona, Spain

We will meet you very close to Plaza Catalunya. Adress: Carrer Trafalgar, 6 08010 Please find a red burgundy umbrella

8:30 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
Beat the crowds and explore Montserrat monastery in peace and at your own pace on this morning tour with early-access admission.

Join your guide in an air-conditioned private vehicle in Barcelona for the journey up the mountain of Montserrat, enjoy scenic views and hear about Montserrat’s Basilica and Monastery, home of La Moreneta.

When in Montserrat, enjoy a guided tour from your professional guide before enjoying two hours of independent exploring. Choose to visit La Moreneta, discover the Museum, taste the monastery’s homemade liquor, or ascend to the grotto, either on foot or by cable car (additional cost).

Your tour concludes with a trip back to the meeting point in Barcelona.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Montserrat
Montserrat is a mountain top monastery situated on top an unusual rock mountain. It is the highest point of the Catalan lowlands. Montserrat monastery hosts “la Moreneta”, also called Black Madonna. The legend says that the benedictine monks found the statue, and they could not move the statue to build their monastery, so they decided to construct it around the statue. Montserrat was designated as a National Park in 1987. Nowadays, it is a site of pilgrimage of people around the world. Once in Montserrat, enjoy a 45 minutes small group guided tour, and then you will have 2 hours to explore. You can visit la Moreneta, enter to the Museum, taste the monastery’s homemade liquor, go to an easy walk to the Saint Miguel cross, take the Sant Joan Funicular, and more.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Abadia de Montserrat
The origin of the monastery is uncertain, but it is believed that the Virgin of Monsterrat (la Moreneta) was found around 880. According to the legends, the monks build the monastery around the statue. The monastery still functions to this day with over 70 monks. The basilica of Montserrat began its construction in the 16th century, and now houses an art museum. It is also the place where la Escolania, one of the oldest Boys’ Choir in Europe, performs during religious ceremonies.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Montserrat Museum
In your free time, you can visit the Montserrat museum, which hosts six permanent art collections and two temporary. You will find pieces from famous artists such as Picasso, Dalí, Caravaggio, and also unknown but talented artists.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Sant Joan Funicular Lower Station
In your free time, take the funicular and enjoy the panoramic view of the mountain. The funicular offers a view of the monastery as well as the breathtaking views from the Pyrenees. At the top, you can also visit Aula de Natura (Nature Centre), where you will learn about the history, flora and fauna of the mountain.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Barcelona Local Experiences
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Montserrat Half Day Experience from Barcelona?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
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Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Montserrat Half Day Experience from Barcelona?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Montserrat Half Day Experience from Barcelona.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Montserrat Half Day Experience from Barcelona?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Montserrat Half Day Experience from Barcelona.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Montserrat Half Day Experience from Barcelona?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Montserrat Half Day Experience from Barcelona.

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star-5
Great half day tour
Suzanne_K
, Aug 2022
Great tour, would definitely recommend! Very knowledgeable and personable guide who provided a lot of info (I think her name was Alex and she was the best guide we had on our 10 day trip in Barcelona and Paris). Bus with airconditioning much more comfortable than metro/train. Half day was perfect for us—hit the market, St Joan funicular (costs extra) with short hike, and quick run into shop. If you want to do any of the longer hiking trails or museum or just really like to do everything at a site, you would need more time than this half day tour allows.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Hola Suzzane! We are glad you guys enjoyed our tour with our excellent guide Alex! Montserrat is fantastic, it's great we were able to share some of our history with you and your group. We hope the rest of the trip went well, Barcelona is already looking forward to seeing you again :)
star-5
Presentation
MaryLou_L
, Aug 2022
Alex’s knowledge of this historical landmark was thorough and enjoyably delivered. Wonderful facility.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Hola :) We are so glad you enjoyed our Half-day Montserrat Experience with Alex! We try to provide the best to our clients every day. Thank you so much for your words! Barcelona Local Experiences Team
star-5
Lovely day in Montserrat
MariaLourdes_M
, Aug 2022
Lovely place to visit especially in the morning when it’s not yet too hot. The cheese market was lovely! Our guide was excellent!
star-5
Great trip out of the city
NansiS
, Aug 2022
Our guide (Daniel) was great, very knowledgeable and he kept it fun. Montserrat is very cool, but be sure to go early to avoid the crowds and heat. The bus was nicely air conditioned and comfortable. And we had just the right amount of free time for exploring.
star-5
Highly recommend!
marc3023
, Jul 2022
Amazing half day trip to a beautiful site! Our guide, Daniel, was wonderful. Funny and knowledgeable. Highly recommend!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Hola Marc! Thank you so much for your comments! We are gald you enjoyed our Montserrat Half Day Experience from Barcelona with Daniel! If you are ever back in Barcelona, please let us know! Barcelona Local Experiences Team
star-5
Great Madonna
Sandra_L
, Jul 2022
Beautiful views, very knowledgeable guide (Feliciano), comfortable bus, etc. a truly recommendable and enjoyable experience
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Hola Sandra! Thank you so much for your words, we are glad you enjoyed our Montserrat Half Day Experience from Barcelona with Feliciano! Barcelona Local Experiences Team
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Don’t Miss this Tour
Cindi_P
, Jul 2022
Don’t miss this when visiting Spain. This is a very special place. The Black Madonna is something to behold! Our guide was very knowledgeable and ensured we had the absolute best experience ever!!!
star-5
Our tour guide was really...
Gretta_S
, Jul 2022
Our tour guide was really knowledgeable and interesting. We all thought it was a good trip and would recommend it
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Hola Gretta! Thank you so much for your comments and recommendation! Hope to see you soon in Barcelona! Barcelona Local Experiences Team
star-5
Knowledgeable guide and Great views in the mountains!
Rosita_C
, Jul 2022
We had a very knowledgeable and funny historian named Danny as our guide and he provided a lot of context and history regarding Barcelona and the Monserrat basilica and surrounding areas. Trip took about 50min to arrive at Montserrat and the guided tour was about 1hr. After that we had about 1hr 15min to walk around. We hiked to St Michael’s lookout point which took about an hr round trip. There isn’t time to do other things like the funicular. We also tried the matos cheese sold at the farmer stands near the bus parking which was delicious. Would recommend if you are looking for a day outside of Barcelona and Danny is a great guide who also gave us local recommendation for a great tapas restaurant in town.
star-5
Breath taking views
Andy_M
, Jul 2022
Absolutely stunning views and experience! Our guide, Felicio was awesome and extremely knowledgeable about the history of the area inside and out. Definitely recommend this trip.
star-5
Guides were excellent
Rob_M
, Jul 2022
Guides excellent - enjoyed the views, hike, and history. Local market had great cheese plan on buying something ~15 Euro
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Hola Rob! We are glad you guys enjoyed our tour! Montserrat is fantastic, its great we were able to share some of our history with you and your group. If you are ever back in Barcelona we would love to show you some more! Barcelona Local Experiences's team
star-5
Take this tour!
Susan_S
, Jul 2022
Danny gave a wonderful and historic tour. Coach was clean and spacious, driver was very safe. Timing for the monestary was perfect, great weather in the morning. Very informative day, take this tour!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Hola Susan! We are so glad you enjoyed our Half-day Montserrat Experience with Daniel. We try to provide the best to our clients every day. Thank you so much for your words! Barcelona Local Experiences Team
star-5
And amazing trip to Montserrat
Hanna_W
, Jul 2022
The trip was exciting. The guide, Daniel is full of humor and has a good knowledge of the history of spain and all things abt the Montserrat.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Montserrat tour
Janne_M
, Jul 2022
This was a good tour to get to Monserrat Monastery. We were given a short tour around and then had 2 hours of free time to look around, go one the funicular, look through the art gallery etc. We did the morning tour and were there before it was busy. My tips would be to do a morning tour and do the funicular first if you are going to do it and then you know what time you have left for other activities.
star-5
Montserrat
stacy_s
, Jul 2022
Our guide Daniel was wonderful!. Very knowledgeable and interesting. Wonderful experience and a lot a beautiful trip.
star-5
Enjoyable day out
Kenneth_H
, Jul 2022
The journey was good, great views. Worth a half a day trip. Early start but back at dinner. Guide good. Could speak great English. Went up funicular but too hot to walk to the church
star-5
It was an exceptional...
Doris_A
, Jul 2022
It was an exceptional experience. Our tour guide was professional, courteous and had a great sense of humor making the tour memorable and interesting.
star-4
Nice half day trip with a fairly fast pace given the amount of travel to get to/from the area.
Thomas
, Jul 2022
Nice half day trip to that area. Pretty ride through the curvy mountainside. Had a quick tour of the main church and we had a short timeframe to visit another area of the venue. We chose the visit to the Santa Cova using the cable car. A 20 min walk is required to get to hit esmall church where the black Madonna was originally found.
star-5
Great tour!
Emily_B
, Jun 2022
The half day was a great experience. However, I would suggest doing a full day tour. There just isn’t enough time to see all the things on the half day tour. Also, I would recommend bringing your own food (maybe sandwiches) for lunch or a snack. The food is over priced. I do not have any complaints! It was a great trip and I’m glad we did it. This review is strictly for people who may complain later on about not having enough time or the food being expensive.
star-5
Great tour
james_b
, Jun 2022
Great tour, great tour guide, and great comfy coach. The group was not too large and we were able to see most everything

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