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Montserrat Morning Tour by Bus from Barcelona

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Adult   $60.35
Child  (4 - 12 Years) $46.09
Total $ 0.00
 
Highlights
  • Visit the well-known Montserrat Mountain on this morning tour from Barcelona
  • View of famed Virgin of Montserrat, known as la Moreneta
  • Get a chance to visit home of 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 4 typical liquors handmade by monks of the monastery
  • Professional guide for personalized experience
  • Transportation in air-conditioned motor-coach
Description
Montserrat is a rocky mountain located 50 km to the southwest of Barcelona. It is considered the most significant and important mountain of Catalonia. The etymology of Montserrat comes from Catalan Mont(mountain) and serrat (serrated). The mountain receives its name for its peculiar morphology. 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.

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.

During the first part of the tour you will enjoy an introduction to the history of the monastery. Once the guided tour has ended, you will have free time to enjoy the fabulous landscape by yourself, to visit the local food market, to visit the audiovisual exhibition and to taste some typical liquors.
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
Inclusions:
  • 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”
Exclusions:
  • 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.