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Montserrat Afternoon Tour with Cog Wheel Train Ride

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Adult   $62.43
Child  (4 - 12 Years) $47.68
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  • Visit the well-known Montserrat Mountain on this afternoon tour from Barcelona
  • View of famed Virgin of Montserrat, known as la Moreneta
  • Get a chance to visit home of L’Escolania—one of the oldest boys' choirs in Europe
  • Marvel the beautiful views of natural parks from the top of the mountains
  • Chance to taste 3 typical liquors handmade by monks of the monastery
  • Enjoy travelling on Cog Wheel Train to enjoy the beautiful views of the mountains
  • Professional guide for personalized experience
  • Transportation in air-conditioned motor-coach
Montserrat is a rocky mountain located 50 km to the southwest of Barcelona. It is considered the most significant and important mountain of Catalonia. In 1987 Montserrat was declared a Natural Park to ensure its conservation. The highest peak is called Sant Jeroni (Saint Jerome) and stands at 1,236 meters above sea level.

The importance of this mountain is due to the legend of the miraculous appearance of the Madonna and Child in one of the caves. This cave received the name Santa Cova (The Saint Cave). To this day the wood carving of the Madonna and Child are kept in the Church of the monastery and it is possible to visit it. This image of the Madonna is popularly known as La Moreneta (The Black Madonna) for its dark color. The color is the result of a reaction caused by varnish.

Due to the legend of the Madonna, the mountain has been linked with spirituality. Besides the main monastery of Santa María de Montserrat, there is a great number of small churches and chapels, some of them abandoned. The main monastery stands at 720 meters above sea level. Nowadays there is a community of 80 monks that live there and follow the rule of Saint Benedict.
During the first part of the tour you will enjoy an introduction to the history of the monastery. Get some leisure time to explore the fabulous landscape on your own and discover the local food market, to visit the audiovisual exhibition and to taste some typical liquors.

Places to visit in Montserrat:
  • La Moreneta: the most popular option, both for the locals and the foreigners. Depending on the time of the year there can be a long queue.
  • Escolanía: one of the oldest Boys Choir in Europe. They usually have concerts on weekdays at 01:00 p.m. It is recommended to consult the timetable.
  • Museum: wide variety of archeological and an art gallery with works from medieval times to avant-garde. The entrance to the museum is not included in the tour. Time to visit approximately two hours.
  • Funicular of Sant Joan and funicular of the Santa Cova: The funiculars offer the possibility of get to different points of the mountain. The price of the tickets are not included in the tour and it is recommended to consult the timetable.
  • Hiking routes: The Mountain has many hiking routes. A good option is to walk to the cross of Sant Miguel (approximately 15 minutes away from the monastery), it offers one of the best panoramic views of the mountain and the monastery.
Additional Information
Please Note:
  • Children below 4 years of age are free of charge
  • Please come in correct dress code to enter the Basilica at Montserrat
  • Please wear comfortable shoes as moderate of walking is involved
  • Arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the tour begins
  • The tour is bilingual and will be in conducted in English and Spanish
  • No payment will be refunded upon cancellation
  • Discounts for some of the attractions:
    • 20% off in the Sant Joan Funicular ticket
    • 10% off in the Museum entrance fee
    • 10% off in the buffet restaurant at the “Mirador dels Apostols”
  • Air conditioned motor coach
  • Professional Guide
  • Audio-guide system
  • Taste of 4 typical liquors. Handmade by the monks of the monastery
  • Entrance to the audiovisual exhibition in Montserrat “Espai Audiovisual Montserrat”
  • Cog-Wheel Train
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and Drinks unless specified
  • Hotel Transfers
Golden Tours World act as an official agent for these activities, as such you are subject to the terms and conditions of the supplier.