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Morning Access to Montserrat Monastery from Barcelona provided by Amigo Tours Barcelona

Morning Access to Montserrat Monastery from Barcelona

Morning Access to Montserrat Monastery from Barcelona
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Tour snapshot
Explore Montserrat monastery in peace with a morning access admission 
Duration:
5h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
30
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Religious landmarks are best explored in peace. However, the crowds that many attract make this impossible. Explore Montserrat monastery in tranquility on a hassle-free tour that includes a morning access pass to the abbey. Choose between just the transfer to the monastery, round-trip transfers and guided tour with tickets, or a package that includes transfers, a guided visit, and access to the museum.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Highlights
  • A tranquil atmosphere enhances your experience of the sacred structure 
  • Upgrade to include stress-free round-trip transport and a guided tour
  • Eliminate the hassle of public transport and car rental
What to expect
Depending on the option chosen at checkout, your experience begins with pickup from a designated meeting point in central Barcelona. Greet your guide and board an air-conditioned vehicle destined for Montserrat. If you chose the transfer-only option, purchase tickets at the abbey and take a self-guided tour. On arrival, sail past the line that often forms outside of the Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey and take a guided tour of the monastery. Visit La Moreneta (The Black Madonna), a 12th-century wooden carving, and admire the design of the sacristy and atrium. Plus, during a visit to the Museum of Montserrat (if option selected) admire 13th- to 18th-century paintings by the likes of Berruguete, Caravaggio, El Greco, and Morales. The tour concludes with drop-off back at your original departure point in Barcelona.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • A tranquil atmosphere enhances your experience of the sacred structure 
  • Upgrade to include stress-free round-trip transport and a guided tour
  • Eliminate the hassle of public transport and car rental
What to expect
Depending on the option chosen at checkout, your experience begins with pickup from a designated meeting point in central Barcelona. Greet your guide and board an air-conditioned vehicle destined for Montserrat. If you chose the transfer-only option, purchase tickets at the abbey and take a self-guided tour. On arrival, sail past the line that often forms outside of the Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey and take a guided tour of the monastery. Visit La Moreneta (The Black Madonna), a 12th-century wooden carving, and admire the design of the sacristy and atrium. Plus, during a visit to the Museum of Montserrat (if option selected) admire 13th- to 18th-century paintings by the likes of Berruguete, Caravaggio, El Greco, and Morales. The tour concludes with drop-off back at your original departure point in Barcelona.
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Call the number below and use the product code: 228699MONTSERRATEXC
Important information
Inclusions
  • Guided Visit with a proffesional Guide
  • Round transfer from Plaza Catalunya to the Monastery and back
  • Access to the Throne of the Virgin (if you select the option)
  • Access to the Audiovisual Room (if you select the option)
  • Access to the Museum (if you select the option)
  • Licor tasting (if you select the option)
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Montserrat Museum
Duration
5h
Departure details
  • Passeig de Lluís Companys, 19, 08018 Barcelona, Spain The meeting point is at Arc de Triomf. The bus will be parked at the corner of Passeig de Lluís Companys and Carrer de Trafalgar. The guide will be waiting with an Amigo Tours sign. You can arrive with the subway line 1
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note that the inclusions are different for each option. Please read carefully the inclusions of the option that you have selected.
  • Please note: All tours are run in both English and Spanish
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
Inclusions
  • Guided Visit with a proffesional Guide
  • Round transfer from Plaza Catalunya to the Monastery and back
  • Access to the Throne of the Virgin (if you select the option)
  • Access to the Audiovisual Room (if you select the option)
  • Access to the Museum (if you select the option)
  • Licor tasting (if you select the option)
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Montserrat Museum
Departure details
  • Passeig de Lluís Companys, 19, 08018 Barcelona, Spain The meeting point is at Arc de Triomf. The bus will be parked at the corner of Passeig de Lluís Companys and Carrer de Trafalgar. The guide will be waiting with an Amigo Tours sign. You can arrive with the subway line 1
Duration
5h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note that the inclusions are different for each option. Please read carefully the inclusions of the option that you have selected.
  • Please note: All tours are run in both English and Spanish
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 10 Dec 2021
A note from Morning Access to Montserrat Monastery from Barcelona
The vaccination certificate will be requested to access the cafeteria of the enclosure
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Passeig de Lluís Companys, 19
    Passeig de Lluís Companys, 19, 08018 Barcelona, Spain
    The meeting point is at Arc de Triomf. The bus will be parked at the corner of Passeig de Lluís Companys and Carrer de Trafalgar. The guide will be waiting with an Amigo Tours sign. You can arrive with the subway line 1
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Plaza de Catalunya
  • 1
    Abadia de Montserrat
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Montserrat Museum
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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DameInTheCity
Lund, Sweden3 contributions
The transfer to Montserrat by bus and guided tour were perfect. The guide gave recommendations and explained aspects of Montserrat in the lives of Catalunya. My recommendation would be to take the train to Montserrat and then the funicular to the top of the mountain ranges, on reaching the monastery area. Take a good 4-5 hours to explore the area, without the travel time. Also, taking a guided tour is recommended definitely. There is an art museum with pieces from Dali, Picasso, Monet, Renoir and so on. Definitely recommended visiting that.
Written 7 January 2020
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AmigotoursCalidad
Dear Amigo, Many thanks for your great comments. We love you liked our tour and we will keep working to improve and give the best experience in accurate time :) Kind regards AMIGO GROUP
Written 8 January 2020
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Sridhar G
Visakhapatnam, India151 contributions
Solo
You can never call a trip to Barcelona complete, without a visit to De Montserrat monastery. It was an amazing & serene experience on my visit. Started by train with a return ticket from Placa Espaniya to Montesrrat, then switch to rail rack train to the monastery with a return ticket or one has an option of cable car also.
From the monastery, one can take the funicular train ride to reach further heights of Sant Joan, from where you can experience a truly exhilarating trek! And the best experience would be to walk down from the Sant Joan back to monastery.
Written 10 January 2020
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AmigotoursCalidad
Dear Amigo Many thanks for your great words. We love you liked our tour Montserrat Monastery and we look forward to receiving you soon again. Many thanks Kind regards
Written 14 January 2020
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Alex M
Grimes, IA13 contributions
This location is about an hour outside of Barcelona via the bus, the tour guide was informative and gave great advice on what things we should see. But gave us plenty of time to see everything. The sights alone are worth the trip there!
Written 11 March 2020
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AmigotoursCalidad
Dear Amigo Alex Thank you very much for your great words. We love that you liked our tour from Barcelona and we hope to welcome you again soon. Thank you Best regards
Written 12 March 2020
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Wm A
Arroyo Grande, CA32 contributions
The morning visit did not give enough time to see the madona, museum and video as they all opened at around 10 AM. They get you there around 8:30. The tour was somewhat chaotic at times. It was not all in English and seem to be in Spanish half the time. If you want to do some hiking, book a full day there.
Written 10 October 2021
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AmigoToursTeam
Dear client, we are sorry that you had the feeling that there was not enough time. Is true that the Museum opens at 10h but the Virgin Throne is open since 8h am. In total we give you 3 hours in Montserrat, having the meeting to go back to Barcelona at 11:30h, what gives you 1h30m to visit the Museum. We have different options, so our clients can choose the one that fits better their expectations. We offer an option where the guided visit is not included, so it gives you three hours of free time. If you prefered to go hiking, that would have been your option. In the option that includes the guided visit, we explain the history of the place in around one hour that it is what it takes to do the guided tour, and then give you the rest of the time free to explore the area. We know that this is the perfect time to know well Montserrat and then have the afternoon free in Barcelona. We hope to see you soon in other of our tours
Written 11 October 2021
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Lakshman A
21 contributions
This is an excellent place to visit, if you have an extra day in Barcelona. Lot of people think that they should take organize tours to this place. But you have very good transport system to reach the place. There is a day pass that can be used in MRT, Train, and Cable car. Most of the tour companies on the street can sell this pass. When you are on your own you can spend time leisurely and explore the place at your own phase.
Written 18 February 2020
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AmigotoursCalidad
Dear Amigo Thank you very much for your great words. We love that you liked our tour and we hope to welcome you again soon. Thank you Best regards
Written 18 February 2020
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E-TravellerCanada
Ottawa, Canada236 contributions
Couples
Thought I was crazy to put myself to wake up at 5.30am to prep for this tour which starts at 6.30amui. An imagine this is my Shore excursion and I have to travel 5km to the meeting point. Took the cab sharing cabify which pick me up at the cruise port and cost me about 10euro.

The tour was excellent with a Spanish/English tourist guide. Now this early access hardship is worth it .... Almost no traffic on the road and at Monserret. We had finished our tour when the tourist crowd start pouring in. How nice to enjoy the place in the quietness of the early morning.
Written 11 May 2018
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Hello friend! Thank you so much for your comments, it is really nice for us to know you had a great time with us while in Barcelona. We work every day to provide the best service to all our clients because we love what we do. We hope you to come back soon. Best regards, Amigo Group
Written 14 May 2018
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Lamar02
Orlando, FL316 contributions
Couples
DO the early access tour if you want to see this beautiful, incredible Monastery. IT is so worth getting up a bit early. We met in front of the Hard Rock Restaurant(630a) in Plaza De Catalunya(VERY central and easy to find/a taxis and bus hub). The Tour guide and a small group(about 15 of us) loaded a tour bus for the short trip up the mountain-we heard a little about Barcelona as we traveled to the mountain(about 45+min). IT is stunning as you drive up the side of the mountain thru the clouds to this beautiful place. So peaceful and serene. We were the first bus to arrive in a VERY large, empty parking lot! We were given adequate time to take photos as the sun started to rise over the Monastery/mountain range!. It can be windy and chilly there(probably a 20+ degree difference from the city so prepare/take a hat or scarf if winter or cooler season). Once the sun is up it does warm up quickly. The tour was quick and efficient. We saw and heard the history of the Monastery, several of the inner chambers as well as the beautiful Black Madonna. Remember this is a functioning Monastery, be courteous. Watch the flashes on the camera, hats, watch your voices and be cognizant! This facility is STUNNING inside. It is under some construction/restoration so some things are obstructed/covered BUT not much. There are several coffee shops and restaurants as well as gift shops and an Information office/PostOffice. We missed the boys choir but if this really interests you check the Monastery's guide as to when services are being held. They do sing during services daily I believe. We were done by 820-830 with the actual tour so we took more photos while waiting for the Mountain Cable car to open to hoist us to the very top! At 950 they start to sell tickets so get in line! It does cost-minimal fee. We got round trip tickets because we wanted to hike a little at the top(St Joan chapel -stunning and breath taking views) before "hurrying" down to meet our tour which left at 1140a timely) for return to Barcelona. There is the one way up ticket option on the cable car but then you can hike down to the Monastery central parking area along a well paved path/road. This is approx an hour or more so "hurry" a bit if on the tour. A farmer's market is set up near the parking lot so brows there for cheese, items. All the venders have about the same things so dont bunch up at the near ones, walk on by to the less busy ones further down the line! Another option to get to Montserrat: There is a train from Barcelona to Montserrat city where you can then take a Railway or Cable car up to the Monastery IF you want to do this on your own time. I always prefer to pay for a tour and HEAR the history and information about a region I am visiting! Also when we were leaving at 1145a the HUGE parking lot was at capacity and people were parking way down the drive!! GO early!!! Peace and quiet without the competition and pushing of "tourists" with no manners. We were back in the city by 1300 to still have time to explore this FABULOUS city more.
There is a hotel on the grounds and this would be a fabulous place to stay for quiet, star gazing and medication. You can hike and enjoy the peace once the visitors leave.
Written 6 May 2018
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Hello Lamar! Thank you so much for your comments, we're glad to know you had a wonderful time with us at the Monastery. We work every day to provide the best service to all our clients because we love what we do. We hope you to come back soon. Best regards, Amigo Group
Written 7 May 2018
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Lovable207
Philadelphia, PA11 contributions
Friends
The tour was worth it just to get there early. I have never been to any touristy location where early arrival was so worth it. We arrived at 8 and it was empty - by 11 you could barely move it was so crowded, even with crappy weather. Our experience suffered a bit because of the weather - not our guide's fault, but she was forced to adapt to the fools in our group who inexplicably paid zero attention to the weather forecast practically guaranteeing rain. I would have like to hear more details about the basilica itself from the inside - I didn't realize our tour did not include this. I highly recommend just coming home on your own, it is quite easy (our tour guide was wrong about how to do it, but there are English-speaking conductors who'll give your perfect advice; ticket machines in English too) and takes basically the same amount of time as driving and there are a lot of things worth seeing and doing that this tour does not include enough time for. If you are staying to see the boys choir, get there EARLY (our guide told us 12:45 if we wanted a seat; we came in at 12:35 and it was already so packed we were 4 rows deep standing - useless once the cameras come out to record).
Written 7 June 2019
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Hello! Thank you so much for your comments. We work every day to provide the best service to all our clients because we love what we do. We hope you to come back soon. Best regards, Amigo Group
Written 11 June 2019
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david k
16 contributions
So where do i even begin... We booked the early access to montserrat through tripadvisor. We showed up at 7:15 outside Hard Rock Cafe all exicted and expecting an epic journey. Then we waited....and waited...and nothing. Our tour guide never showed up! Between ourselves and the bus driver, no one could contact anyone from Amigo tours. Time went by and still nothing. When it came closer to 8:30 and with the permission of the driver's office, we all decided it would be better to go on by ourselves and see from there. On the bus ride there were numerous people calling their offices. The only news we ever heard back from Amigo tours was through the driver - in which they promised to give us a refund.
When we finally got to Monserrat there were alreadt numerous buses there and lines were already formed to go see the Madonna and for the Funicular. Therefore, it was not at all an early access.
Also, we weren't given any tickets to enter any of the areas we bought for, as they were supposed to be provided by Amigo Tours. Luckily for us we had proof of purchase with us so the lovely staff at Monserrat let us do some of the things promised.
Finally, because we left so late we couldn't enjoy the beauty of Monserrat for as long as we wanted.
We are very dissapointed with this setup and we will never book anything with Amigo Tours again.
Written 3 November 2018
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Hello David. Thank you very much for your comments; we are sorry you didn't have the best experience with us. Please contact your agency so they can send us the incidence with all your booking information, we will be ready to follow up the case. We offer an apology and assure you we're working to provide the best service for all our friends. We hope you come back soon and give us the opportunity of keep using our services. Best regards, Amigo Group
Written 6 November 2018
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Sugarcoatedblahblahs
Melbourne6 contributions
Family
It was a last minute decision to take this tour, but turned out to be the highlight of our trip. Although the early start is tough, it is ultimately worth it as you get to see the beautiful sunrise as you travel toward Montserrat and avoid the large crowds that show up throughout the day.

Marioneta (apologies for the spelling!) was fantastic. She gave us a great little outline of Barcelona as we drove to Montserrat, let us rest due to the early hour and we even managed to grab a quick breakfast on the way. She was so friendly and open to questions, a really fantastic guide, and gave us background on the political situation in Catalonia (at our request) - it was very interesting to get the perspective of a local. The Monastery is stunning, and we even got to see the boys' choir taking their back to school photo! I would recommend taking the zipper up to the top of the mountain and hiking a bit, it offers a stunning view.
Written 3 September 2018
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Hello! Thank you so much for your comments, we're glad to know you had a wonderful time with Mariona. We work every day to provide the best service to all our clients because we love what we do. We hope you to come back soon. Best regards, Amigo Group
Written 5 September 2018
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Essie_30
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Great informative visit
Very informative guided tour. I much prefer a human guide vs an audio tour. My guide Lena (?) on Monday, Aug 4th
Becky F
Becky F
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Good tour
Good tour with a knowledgeable tour guide. The only downside was that we (and others) were at the meeting point 10
CherylC39
CherylC39
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Great tour of Sagrada Familia
We had an English guided tour at 3.30 on Friday 22nd July. I’m afraid I don’t know the guide’s name as a didn’t hav
Emily K
Emily K
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Excellent Tour!
Had a wonderful tour with Raul! Saw all the highlights and received a lot of excellent historical information. Ami
361roset
361roset
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A brief tour
The tour guide spend a lot of time checking people in and managing a large party that missed their tour (& ended up
DavAlli
DavAlli
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Poor Form
Firstly no one was there to take us on the first morning tour we messaged no answer we finally called and they told
shimsters
shimsters
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Two day city tour of Barcelona - 2 adults and 2 teenagers
We have visited Barcelona a number of times and visited this impressive site previously without a guide. As we were
Maouuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu
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Thank you Vigo for the visit !
Our guide if i remember was named Vigo, he was really nice with all of the group and the explanation were done in e
307shiraw
307shiraw
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A very brief overview of the park
Instead of 1.5 hours, this tour lasted 30 minutes. It started late because many of the whisper headsets were not wo
Amanda B
Amanda B
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Must do, so beautiful
Great way to explore the park and very very informative. The guide was really informative and clearly passionate ab
Mark R
Mark R
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Beautiful building, getting the tour started was a bit difficult but I'm sure not everyone has this issue. My tour was pushed fr
Beautiful location! A must see place. The tour company pushed my tour from 9am to 3pm which I was luck to accommoda
glady d
glady d
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Tricky
Advertises as tower climbing optional But there’s no such thing, between the selection and the checkout process one
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F7651DQharryb
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Unhelpful tour operator. No tickets for you!
We had booked via a tour company, however as I had booked in another time zone without realising, when I added the
Tampauro
Tampauro
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Buyer Beware!!! They cancelled us with less than 24 hours before tour.
Buyer beware!!! Booked a tour with this company for Sat, June 4 on March 13. Have confirmation emails from the co
Namiru K
Namiru K
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Most unprofessional throughout Europe
I booked a Sagrada Familia and Parc Guell tour through GYG. On the morning of the tour it was very hard to find a t
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