Half-day Trip from Barcelona to Montserrat with Cog-Wheel Train & Black Madonna Priority Access

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Julià Travel
5 hours 30 minutes
English, and Spanish
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Enhance your travel experience with this half-day trip to Montserrat with cog-wheel train & Black Madonna priority access. Embark on a journey through time and immerse yourself in the rich historical heritage of Spain with a unique historical tour, offering an unforgettable exploration of the past.

Previous travelers have given this cultural tour an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars based on 1,906 reviews. With this cultural tour, you will get the opportunity to experience Montserrat Mountain up close. The entire activity lasts approximately 5 hours and 30 minutes.

On this tour, you'll embark on an independent adventure to the Royal Basilica and Monastery of Montserrat, a magnificent Benedictine abbey perched on the mountainside near Barcelona. As you travel by deluxe air-conditioned coach, you'll be captivated by the mesmerizing scenery of Montserrat, known for its magnificent "Black Madonna" statue, a revered pilgrimage site.

Once you arrive, you'll have the freedom to explore at your own pace, making this one of the most flexible Montserrat tours from Barcelona. To enhance your experience, savor the opportunity to taste four typical liquors crafted by the resident monks, immersing yourself in local flavors.

The starting point for this historical tour is located in Barcelona, and throughout the tour, you will visit Cremallera de Montserrat, Monestir de Montserrat, and Montana de Montserrat. At the Cremallera de Montserrat, you'll experience a thrilling ride aboard a unique cogwheel train that transports you to the heights of Montserrat Mountain. As you ascend, be prepared to be mesmerized by the awe-inspiring panoramic views of the rugged landscape and the picturesque surroundings.

Once you arrive at Monestir de Montserrat, you'll step into the Royal Basilica and Monastery of Montserrat, a place of immense spiritual significance. Here, you can explore the basilica's interior, including the revered Black Madonna statue, a symbol of deep devotion for pilgrims. The 12th-century carving of the Black Virgin is an artistry marvel that never fails to amaze visitors.

Venturing into the Montana de Montserrat, you'll have the chance to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the Montserrat mountains. The rugged terrain offers a fantastic backdrop for hiking, nature walks, and breathtaking photography. Be prepared to witness dramatic rock formations and enjoy the serenity of this unique landscape.

The exact departure location for this tour is located at Carrer d'Alí-Bei, 80 Local nº 180 - Planta baja Delante del andén 19 / In front of the Platform 19, 08013 Barcelona, Spain.

The activity is offered in 2 languages: English and Spanish. The maximum group size for the cultural tour is 9 people. Check the "Included" and "Good to know" sections below for details about your historical tour.

The cancellation policy for this cultural tour is as follows: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Make your visit to Barcelona extraordinary by booking this memorable day trip to Montserrat. Choose your travel dates and secure your spot today before it gets fully booked!

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Radio guide system
Local guide
Access to the basilica and the Black Madonna
Cog-wheel train up to Montserrat
Taste of 4 typical liquors of the area
Tour operated in both Spanish and English
Transportation on an air-conditioned coach
Entrance to the audio-visual exhibition in Montserrat “Espai Audio visual Montserrat”

Good to know

Public transportation options are available nearby
Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
Infants travel free provided they do not occupy a seat
Correct dress code is requested to enter the Basilica at Montserrat. It is not permitted to enter with tank tops, strapless shirts, short shorts or sandals.
Please be aware that some walking is included during this tour, please come prepared and we recommend wearing comfortable clothes and shoes.
At Montserrat there is a mountains climate, depending on the season you will need clothes protecting you from the rain and/or cold.
We recommend you to check the timetable of the different facilities that you wish to visit during your free time.
The duration of the tour includes the round trip to the destination.
Please, be at the meeting point 15 minutes before departure time

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