Montserrat, whose name means serrated mountain, is ideally located to play an important role in the cultural and spiritual life of Catalonia. It is Catalonia’s most important religious retreat and groups of young people from Barcelona and all over Catalonia make overnight hikes at least once in their lives to watch the sunrise from the heights of Montserrat. Virgin of Montserrat (the black virgin), is Catalonia’s favourite saint, and is located in the sanctuary of the Mare de Déu de Montserrat, next to the Benedictine monastery nestling in the towers and crags of the mountain. The Escolania, Montserrat’s Boys’ Choir, is one of the oldest in Europe, and performs during religious ceremonies and communal prayers in the basilica.
The Basilica houses a museum with works of art by many prominent painters and sculptors including works by El Greco, Dalí, Picasso and more. The Publicacions de l’Abadia de Montserrat, a publishing house, one of the oldest presses in the world still running, with its first book published in 1499.
What you can not miss!!
- New Interactive Exhibition
- Masterpieces of Montserrat Museum, from Caravaggio to Picasso.
- Discover Montserrat 1.000 years of spirituality, history and art.
- Visit the open air Museum.
Departure to Montjuïc mountain.
Panoramic Olympic area and Royal Palace.
Start tour to Montserrat Mountain.
Free day to visit Montserrat and the surrounding area.
Return to Barcelona. Entrance to the city from Diagonal to Paseo de Gracia.
Panoramic view of La Pedrera and Casa Batlló
Arrive at Plaça Catalunya.
* Final Free: We will provide you a small guide and map area (Ramblas, Columbus Monument, Barri Gotic, Cathedral, etc.).
Continued panoramic tour with our guides for Layetana, Paseo del Mar, Columbus Monument and finally Drassanes.
End of the line.
Adults: 35,90 €
Child (4 – 11 years)*: 29,90 €
Child under 4 years*: 6 €
* We can ask for passport or document
Bus service available throughout the itinerary.
English speaking guide
You will have a brochure detailing the itinerary of the tour in 6 languages ; Spanish, English, French, Italian, German and Russian.