Montserrat Spain Tours
Montserrat & Gaudi's Crypt
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Enjoy a great full-day trip from Barcelona to Montserrat Mountain and the Güell colony. 

Come with us on a tour around Gaudí’s crypt, modernist masterpiece and UNESCO world heritage, and visit the Benedictine abbey Santa Maria, nestled in the spectacular mountain scenery of Montserrat.

Fast Facts 

Transport

Transfer in air-conditioned coach and rack railway

Languages

Tour guide in English, Spanish and Catalan

Audio Guide

available in 10 languages (English, Catalan, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, Portuguese and Russian)

Sightseeing

guided tour of Gaudí Crypt, overview tour of Montserrat and guided tour around the facilities of the choir of Montserrat

Overview

Comfortable coach with tour guide in English, Spanish and Catalan

Visit of Colònia Güell, modernist colony from the 19th century 

Guided tour around Gaudí’s crypt, modernist church, and glass of sparkling wine

Ride on the rack railway to Montserrat Monastery

Guided visit around the Escolania de Montserrat, music school of the monastery choir

What to expect

Discover more of Catalonia, its history and culture on this exciting day trip to two national treasures. Learn more about the region’s history on a visit to the former industrial colony Güell and its famous crypt, and join us on a tour around the outstanding art-nouveau church by Antoni Gaudí. Enjoy your visit of the site with a glass of sparkling wine and let your tour guide explain the building’s architecture and its similarities to the Sagrada Família.

Your trip continues to Montserrat Mountain, which rises abruptly from its flat surroundings to 1,236 metres. Enjoy a scenic ride on the rack railway up the mountain and arrive at the monastery, which has played an important role in Catalonia’s cultural and spiritual life for many centuries. The Benedictine abbey Santa Maria de Montserrat, whose history goes back to the 10th century, is famous for its image of the Virgin of Montserrat (the black virgin) and attracts until today pilgrims from all around the world. The monastery is also well-known for its boys choir Escolania de Montserrat. Visit the choir’s music school, founded in the 12th century the oldest in Europe, and, with a bit of luck, hear the choir perform its daily Salve Regina, before you head back to Barcelona.

What is included?

Transfer in air-conditioned coach

Official tour guide (English, Spanish and Catalan)

Brochure with detailed information about the tour destinations

Guided walk around Gaudí’s Crypt (Colònia Güell)

Glass of sparkling wine

Train ride on track railway to Montserrat Monastery

Overview tour around Montserrat

Guided visit of Escolania de Montserrat

What’s not included?

Food and drink, if not stated otherwise

Audio guide (available on the bus for €5)

Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Additional Information

Daytrips to Montserrat and Gaudí’s Crypt take place all year around, except on December 25 and 26 and January 1 and 6:

Middle of November to middle of March: Monday and Friday

Middle of March to middle of November: daily except Sundays

Departure: 8.30am (Please arrive 20 minutes before departure.)

The daytrip takes about 11 hours.

Arrival: 5pm, Plaça Catalunya 

Audio guide (5€) with information about the trip and tour destinations available in 10 languages onboard the bus (English, Catalan, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, Portuguese and Russian)  

The excursion involves some walking, so we recommend bringing appropriate clothes and shoes. 

The abbey Santa Maria de Montserrat is a catholic church and has clothing restrictions, so visitors are asked to dress appropriately or might not be admitted to the building. 

Montserrat is a mountain region and, depending on the season, you should bring weatherproof clothing. 

Children under 9 years of age travel free.

How to get there

Meeting point: Plaça Catalunya (in front of department store Corte Inglés), Barcelona 

By bus lines 16, 17, 41, 42, 55 and 141 to nearby stops 

By metro lines L1 and L3 to station ‘Catalunya’

Montserrat Spain Tours

Swap the chaos of the city for the mountains

What to do in Montserrat Spain is a natural issue as there are so many points of interest and such a dazzling nature. An hour's drive northwest of Barcelona, Montserrat is both a magnificent and breathtaking mountain range and a place of recollection. A major symbol of Catalan culture. Several types of visits can therefore lead you there. The Montserrat Monastery, its Abbey, the Moreneta - the black Madonna - and the Escalonia - the boys’ choir - will seduce lovers of culture, religion and history. Montserrat Natural Park will attract fans of trekking, hiking, climbing or simply walking in the mountains. Finally, those who want to enrich themselves with Catalan traditions, will enjoy our thematic guided tours. Tours from Barcelona around wine, tapas and local cuisine in Montserrat as well as in the countryside and the surrounding vineyards. Whatever your choice, Montserrat will be a great way for you to visit an important part of Catalonia's heritage.

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Where is Montserrat Spain ?
Montserrat Spain is located 60 kms northwest of Barcelona. In car, it takes about 1 hour 15 minutes from city centre to the Monastery. Montserrat can be reached by road but also by cable car or by rack railway from Ferrocarrils of the Generalitat de Catalunya, which bring you to the monastery. From there, you can reach the holy cave and San Juan by funicular railway. Several hiking trails have been laid out and provide access to other remains such as ancient hermitages, small churches or monuments scattered and often abandoned in the surrounding mountains. A dream for trekking.

Must do in Montserrat :

  • Lovers of history, spiritualism or pilgrimage. Montserrat is dedicated to the Moreneta - the black virgin of Montserrat - who, according to legend, was seen in a cave of the massif. Santa Maria de Montserrat is since the patron saint of Catalonia. The famous sculpture with the effigy of Mary is a statue of Romanesque style, in poplar, dating from the twelfth century.
  • Take a guided tour of the Monastery and the Abbey. The easiest way to learn everything about this place. We also visit : Plaça de l'Abat Oliba, Plaça de Santa Maria, the square of the basilica, the basilica, the room of the Virgin and the Chapel Notre-Dame.
  • Listen to the famous boys’ choir the Escolania. A choir, of sopranos and altos, formed at the end of the 12th century. He is still active, accompanying the monks by singing the Salve Regina to the Black Virgin and Vespers every day a 1pm and 6:45pm.
  • Visit the Montserrat Museum and its 6 permanent collections to admire the works of El Greco, Caravaggio, Picasso or Dalí...
  • Visit the new audiovisual area of Montserrat whose goal is to discover what is and what Montserrat means to thousands of visitors and pilgrims.
  • Go hiking to discover the Montserrat Natural Park. This millions of years old massif whose name can be translated as a mountain (mount) in sawtooth shape (serrat). It is a delight for lovers of mountain walks and climbing. It highest point is 1236 m.
  • Gourmets are not forgotten with the opportunity to participate, in small groups, in guided tours from Barcelona around wine, cava, tapas, foods and local products tastings. Discover the magnificent vineyards and the two most famous Catalan appellations: D.O Penedès and D.O Pla de Bages.

Barcelona's selection :

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Montserrat Food & Wine Tour
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Full-day tour from Barcelona

This one day trip from Barcelona offers a cultural discovery of Montserrat with a 1 hour guided tour of Montserrat Monastery. A traditional Catalan meal. And the visit of well known medieval castle and winery with wine tasting!

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Montserrat tapas and wine tour from barcelona
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Half-day tour from Barcelona in small groups

Culture, organic wine tasting and tapas ! From Barcelona, a half-day tour to discover the best of the breathtaking Montserrat and the Catalan vineyard!

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Montserrat & Gaudi's Crypt
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Enjoy a great full-day trip from Barcelona to Montserrat Mountain and the Güell colony. 

Come with us on a tour around Gaudí’s crypt, modernist masterpiece and UNESCO world heritage, and visit the Benedictine abbey Santa Maria, nestled in the spectacular mountain scenery of Montserrat.

Fast Facts 

Transport

Transfer in air-conditioned coach and rack railway

Languages

Tour guide in English, Spanish and Catalan

Audio Guide

available in 10 languages (English, Catalan, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, Portuguese and Russian)

Sightseeing

guided tour of Gaudí Crypt, overview tour of Montserrat and guided tour around the facilities of the choir of Montserrat

Overview

Comfortable coach with tour guide in English, Spanish and Catalan

Visit of Colònia Güell, modernist colony from the 19th century 

Guided tour around Gaudí’s crypt, modernist church, and glass of sparkling wine

Ride on the rack railway to Montserrat Monastery

Guided visit around the Escolania de Montserrat, music school of the monastery choir

What to expect

Discover more of Catalonia, its history and culture on this exciting day trip to two national treasures. Learn more about the region’s history on a visit to the former industrial colony Güell and its famous crypt, and join us on a tour around the outstanding art-nouveau church by Antoni Gaudí. Enjoy your visit of the site with a glass of sparkling wine and let your tour guide explain the building’s architecture and its similarities to the Sagrada Família.

Your trip continues to Montserrat Mountain, which rises abruptly from its flat surroundings to 1,236 metres. Enjoy a scenic ride on the rack railway up the mountain and arrive at the monastery, which has played an important role in Catalonia’s cultural and spiritual life for many centuries. The Benedictine abbey Santa Maria de Montserrat, whose history goes back to the 10th century, is famous for its image of the Virgin of Montserrat (the black virgin) and attracts until today pilgrims from all around the world. The monastery is also well-known for its boys choir Escolania de Montserrat. Visit the choir’s music school, founded in the 12th century the oldest in Europe, and, with a bit of luck, hear the choir perform its daily Salve Regina, before you head back to Barcelona.

What is included?

Transfer in air-conditioned coach

Official tour guide (English, Spanish and Catalan)

Brochure with detailed information about the tour destinations

Guided walk around Gaudí’s Crypt (Colònia Güell)

Glass of sparkling wine

Train ride on track railway to Montserrat Monastery

Overview tour around Montserrat

Guided visit of Escolania de Montserrat

What’s not included?

Food and drink, if not stated otherwise

Audio guide (available on the bus for €5)

Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Additional Information

Daytrips to Montserrat and Gaudí’s Crypt take place all year around, except on December 25 and 26 and January 1 and 6:

Middle of November to middle of March: Monday and Friday

Middle of March to middle of November: daily except Sundays

Departure: 8.30am (Please arrive 20 minutes before departure.)

The daytrip takes about 11 hours.

Arrival: 5pm, Plaça Catalunya 

Audio guide (5€) with information about the trip and tour destinations available in 10 languages onboard the bus (English, Catalan, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, Portuguese and Russian)  

The excursion involves some walking, so we recommend bringing appropriate clothes and shoes. 

The abbey Santa Maria de Montserrat is a catholic church and has clothing restrictions, so visitors are asked to dress appropriately or might not be admitted to the building. 

Montserrat is a mountain region and, depending on the season, you should bring weatherproof clothing. 

Children under 9 years of age travel free.

How to get there

Meeting point: Plaça Catalunya (in front of department store Corte Inglés), Barcelona 

By bus lines 16, 17, 41, 42, 55 and 141 to nearby stops 

By metro lines L1 and L3 to station ‘Catalunya’

Girona & Montserrat (BCNGIMON)
from€80.00

Start your full day trip from Barcelona with comfortable bus and guide on board. Girona, medieval city with one of the best preserved Jewish quarters in Europe!

Discover more of Catalonia on a daytrip to Girona and Montserrat and travel in a comfortable coach to two of the country’s most remarkable sights. Explore the medieval streets of Girona and visit the monastery of Montserrat on this rewarding excursion.

Fast Facts :

Transport
Transfer in air-conditioned coach and rack railway

Languages
Tour guide in English and Spanish

Sightseeing
Historic city centre of Girona and monastery Montserrat

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Overview:

Comfortable coach with tour guide in English and Spanish

Guided tour through Girona’s medieval city centre

Ride on the rack railway to Montserrat Monastery

Visit of the church Santa Maria de Montserrat, exhibition and tasting of home-made liqueurs 

 

What to Expect:

Your exciting daytrip starts with the journey from Barcelona to Girona. The capital of the north awaits you with its medieval city centre, whose history comes alive on a guided tour. Visit the cathedral and take a stroll through its winding streets, down to the riverbank with its famous pastel-coloured houses. Take your time and discover more of Girona’s cultural and artistic heritage or search for buildings and squares that have acted as setting in ‘Game of Thrones’.

Your bus brings you from here to the second highlight of the day, Montserrat Mountain, which rises majestically to 1,236 metres and overlooks the surrounding area. Thousands of years of wind and rain have given the sedimentary rocks their ragged forms, which today attract hikers and climbers. From the foot of the mountain go up to Montserrat Monastery by rack railway and enjoy the panoramic views during your 15-minute trip.

After arriving, visit the Benedictine abbey Santa Maria de Montserrat. Founded in 1025, it is famous for its image of the Virgin of Montserrat, a Romanesque statuette from the 12th century, which is better known as ‘La Moreneta’ (the black virgin). Take your time for an audio-guided visit of the exhibition centre, where you’ll learn more about the construction and history of the monastery and don’t miss a tasting of homemade liqueurs, produced by the monks of Montserrat.

What is included? 

Transfer in air-conditioned coach

Official tour guide in English and Spanish

Guided walk around Girona

Train ride on track railway to Montserrat Monastery

Tickets for audiovisual exhibition ‘Espai Audiovisual Montserrat’ with information about the history of the monastery, its importance as a sanctuary and place of pilgrimage and the mountain Montserrat. 

Tasting of four typical liqueurs, home-made by the monks of Montserrat. 

What’s not included?

Entrance to the Cathedral Santa Maria in Girona

Food and drink, if not stated otherwise

Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Additional Information:

Daytrips to Girona and Montserrat are available from April 1 to October 31.

Departure: Monday, Wednesday and Friday  8.15 am. Please arrive 15 minutes before departure.

The daytrip takes about 11 hours.

Daytrips require a minimum of two people. 

The excursion involves some walking, so we recommend bringing appropriate clothes and shoes. 

The abbey Santa Maria de Montserrat is a catholic church and has clothing restrictions, so visitors are asked to dress appropriately or might not be admitted to the building. 

Montserrat is a mountain region and, depending on the season, you should bring weatherproof clothing.

How to get there:

Meeting point: Balmes 5, Barcelona

By bus lines L94, L95, N14 and N16 to stop ‘Rda. Universitat - Pl. Catalunya’

By metro lines L1 and L2 to station ‘Universitat’

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Discover one of the most mystic Catalan wonders on this half day tour

Discover one of the most mystic Catalan wonders on this half day tour. See the Black Madonna known as La Moreneta in the Basilica of Montserrat. Listen to one of the oldest Boys’ Choir in Europe (depending on schedule). Walk around the sanctuary and imagine the many lives lived by the monks at the site through the centuries. 

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Discover one of the most mystic Catalan wonders on our 4-and-a-half-hour tour.

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Take the cog-wheel train and enjoy a breathtaking ride up the mountain. Walk around the sanctuary and imagine the many lives lived by the monks at the site through the centuries. Finally, visit the Black Madonna known as La Moreneta in the Basilica or taste some of the local liquors made in the area. 
 

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Discover two of the most mystic Catalan wonders on our full day tour.

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Discover one of the most mystic Catalan wonders and visit Montserrat.

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Enjoy a walking tour of the Gothic Quarter and enter the beautiful Cathedral of Barcelona. Have a panoramic tour through the city. Visit the Montjuïc Castle and enjoy the views from the cable car. Take the cog-wheel train and enjoy a breathtaking ride up to Montserrat. Visit the Black Madonna known as La Moreneta in the Basilica or taste some of the local liquors made in the area.

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See the Black Madonna in the Basilica of Montserrat and enjoy Gaudí's masterpieces

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