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Half-Day Guided Montserrat Tour in Barcelona provided by Barcelona Guide Bureau - Day Tours

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Half-Day Guided Montserrat Tour in Barcelona

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Forget about time-consuming and confusing public transit and benefit from the convenience of an air-conditioned, round-trip excursion to Montserrat instead. Learn more from your local guide than you could alone, stop by the Royal Basilica of Montserrat, and then enjoy free time to explore. This half-day trip is ideal for those with limited time in the region.
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Plaça de Catalunya, 19
Plaça de Catalunya, 19, 08002 Barcelona, SpainThe tour will start from plaça Catalunya, 19, in front of Hotel Olivia Plaza. Please arrive 15 minutes before departure time. Look for the guide with orange umbrellas!
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    Abadia de Montserrat
    Stop: 4 hours -
    The mountain of Montserrat is situated 45km northwest of Barcelona. This multi-peaked mountain is also a unique Natural Park plenty of shapes, caves, stairs and paths. You can enjoy wonderful views from the top of it as well as its own weird shapes and rounded peaks. A unique visit! Montserrat is a Benedictine monastery nearly 1000 years old where you can find the Black Madonna, also known as La Moreneta, which represents the patron saint of Catalonia. This figure is very popular because in honour of her, Gregorian chants will be singing every day. Montserrat is thriving with culture: paintings, gold lamps, decorated chapels and so on. Enjoy also the library of 300,000 volumes and the museum where El Greco, Dalí, Picasso and other treasures from ancient Egypt can be found. The visit will coincide with the Boys’ Choir Midday Concert if they children are performing that day. On arrival our guide will give a tour to the main places such as the museum with a great collection of paintings, the different bars, restaurants and shops that are located there and also the monastery and basilica, two of the main attractions. The guide will give explanations outside the basilica as silence must be kept inside it. You'll be shown the Lady's Chapel of the 12th Century figure of the Lady of Montserrat. Tour members will have free time to dedicate to the aspects of this beautiful and spiritual place that attract them most.
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You'll end at
Plaça de Catalunya, 19
Plaça de Catalunya, 19, 08002 Barcelona, SpainThe tour will start from plaça Catalunya, 19, in front of Hotel Olivia Plaza. Please arrive 15 minutes before departure time. Look for the guide with orange umbrellas!
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  • Explore Montserrat during a convenient and hassle-free half-day excursion
  • Enjoy some free time to explore at your own pace and marvel over the scenery
  • Having a driver gives you chance to enjoy the views from the panoramic windows
  • Make the most of air-conditioned, round-trip transportation
Important Information
Departure Point
Plaça de Catalunya, 19, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Tour in English or French with a local expert guide
  • Comfortable air conditioned coach with panoramic windows
  • About an hour free time to roam on your own.
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Montserrat is a bit colder than Barcelona city: bring layers
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • Involves walking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Taylor W wrote a review Mar 2020
Saint Paul, Minnesota2 contributions
Montserrat is a must see if you go to Barcelona and a tour with BGB was a great way to see it. Irina was our tour guide and she was informative and fun. Gave a great background on the history of Montserrat and answered all of our questions. The views from the Monestary are
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Date of experience: March 2020
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David A wrote a review Mar 2020
Peachtree City, Georgia26 contributions28 helpful votes
This four hour tour was a perfect length of time to experience this incredible site. We took the 3p tour which made it a little warmer and gave us most of the day to do other stuff. The views alone, as you can tell, are worth the trip, but the monastery and all the history
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Satish P wrote a review Feb 2020
United Kingdom1 contribution1 helpful vote
Took the half day tour to Montserrat with barcelona guide bureau and it was amazing. Had a nice comfortable bus picking us up on time and had a wonderful guide - Irina who explained the city and the history behind it. Irina was very friendly and was knowledgeable and had good
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Sam B wrote a review Feb 2020
19 contributions4 helpful votes
WE took the Montserrat Afternoon Tour from Barcelona with Guided Monastery Visit. The begging was not that good. The meeting point direction was confusing (supposed to be near a bank that does not exist anymore) so we spend a lot of time till we got to the place -being afraid
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Date of experience: November 2019
Lucinda D wrote a review Feb 2020
14 contributions
Absolutely breathe taking views from Montserrat. Vicente was amazing with all his info on this site & giving us enough time to do all our exploring. Not to mention the amazing photos he took of us. The wine tasting was great & took home a few bottles as well as cheese & dried
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Date of experience: February 2020
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