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icon5 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Make the most of your time in Catalonia and discover Montserrat on a private early-morning tour with round-trip transportation from Barcelona. Explore the basilica and monastery with a professional guide, and enjoy adapting the tour to your preferences as you receive personalized attention. After the guided tour, enjoy some free time to visit La Moreneta, grotto, the museum, and more before returning to the Catalonian Capital.
  • Private customized sightseeing tour of Montserrat from Barcelona
  • A personalized introduction to one of Catalonia's top sights
  • Savor more time on you vacation by booking and early-morning tour
  • Explore the word-famous basilica and monastery with your private group
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Round transfer from the centre of Barcelona to the Monastery
Professional tour guide
English guided tour in Montserrat
Free time to explore Montserrat
Montserrat and la Moreneta
Small group
Discounts for activities in Montserrat (please contact us 24 hours before for this option))
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Carrer de Trafalgar, 6 , Carrer de Trafalgar, 6, 08010 Barcelona, Spain

We will meet you very close to Plaza Catalunya. Adress: Carrer Trafalgar, 6 08010 Please find a red burgundy umbrella

8:30 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
Beat the crowds and explore Montserrat monastery in peace and at your own pace on this private morning tour with early-access admission.

Join your guide in an air-conditioned private vehicle in Barcelona for the journey up the mountain of Montserrat, enjoy scenic views and hear about Montserrat’s Basilica and Monastery, home of La Moreneta.

When in Montserrat, enjoy a guided tour from your professional guide before enjoying two hours of independent exploring. Choose to visit La Moreneta, discover the Museum, taste the monastery’s homemade liquor, or ascend to the grotto, either on foot or by cable car (additional cost).

Your tour concludes with a trip back to the meeting point in Barcelona.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Montserrat
Montserrat is a mountain top monastery situated on top an unusual rock mountain. It is the highest point of the Catalan lowlands. Montserrat monastery hosts “la Moreneta”, also called Black Madonna. The legend says that the benedictine monks found the statue, and they could not move the statue to build their monastery, so they decided to construct it around the statue. Montserrat was designated as a National Park in 1987. Nowadays, it is a site of pilgrimage of people around the world. Once in Montserrat, enjoy a 45 minutes small group guided tour, and then you will have 2 hours to explore. You can visit la Moreneta, enter to the Museum, taste the monastery’s homemade liquor, go to an easy walk to the Saint Miguel cross, take the Sant Joan Funicular, and more.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Abadia de Montserrat
The origin of the monastery is uncertain, but it is believed that the Virgin of Monsterrat (la Moreneta) was found around 880. According to the legends, the monks build the monastery around the statue. The monastery still functions to this day with over 70 monks. The basilica of Montserrat began its construction in the 16th century, and now houses an art museum. It is also the place where la Escolania, one of the oldest Boys’ Choir in Europe, performs during religious ceremonies.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Montserrat Museum
In your free time, you can visit the Montserrat museum, which hosts six permanent art collections and two temporary. You will find pieces from famous artists such as Picasso, Dalí, Caravaggio, and also unknown but talented artists.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Sant Joan Funicular Lower Station
In your free time, take the funicular and enjoy the panoramic view of the mountain. The funicular offers a view of the monastery as well as the breathtaking views from the Pyrenees. At the top, you can also visit Aula de Natura (Nature Centre), where you will learn about the history, flora and fauna of the mountain.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Barcelona Local Experiences
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Montserrat Half Day Experience from Barcelona?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Montserrat Half Day Experience from Barcelona.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Montserrat Half Day Experience from Barcelona?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Montserrat Half Day Experience from Barcelona.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Montserrat Half Day Experience from Barcelona?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Montserrat Half Day Experience from Barcelona.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Montserrat Half Day Experience from Barcelona?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Montserrat Half Day Experience from Barcelona.

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star-5
Francesc and his cats
Ken_R
, Oct 2021
Francesc was a great tour guide. His knowledge of the area and of course, cats, was extensive and entertaining.
star-5
Beautiful day at Montserrat
Tress_P
, Oct 2021
Montserrat is a must do if you are visiting Barcelona. Out tour guide, Marc, was so knowledgeable about the abbey and Spanish history in general. It is a beautiful drive up to Montserrat and the abbey is beautiful.
star-5
Montserrat is a must see!
Lisa_K
, Sep 2021
Views were unbelievable-it’s hard to fathom a monastery built halfway up a mountain but there it is. The cathedral was awesome and inspired tranquility. The visitation rules In place help enjoy the monastery better. Our guide Mark was superb in navigating our tour. He organized it as such that no time was wasted and we were not lumped in with other groups. He was most informative.
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David Rocks Montserrat!
LAB
, Sep 2021
Montserrat is breathtaking. Our tour guide David was extraordinary. He was interesting, intelligent and an absolute delight. He was charming, made us all feel welcome and was amazing informative.
star-5
Nice getaway from Barcelona
Jelena_P
, Aug 2021
Nice short trip to mountains to escape from city. The monastery is impressive the weather may be changing every five minutes to make extraordinary photos…. An hour longer trip would be perfect, that is my suggestion to aviator. Francisc was a great and knowledgeable tour guide. I recommend it strongly.
star-5
Amazing
LuisRamiro_G
, Jul 2021
Excellent tour. Our tour guide Fransesc was super well prepared about the Monastery and its history. He was very friendly and even gave us a bunch of recommendations of things to do in Barcelona. The bus and the driver were top of the line. Extremely happy overall. Cat.
star-4
Wonderful
Dace
, Jul 2021
We loved the tour. Our guide Eli was knowledgable and super charming. Just be careful to check the museum’s opening times before you go. Unfortunately it was closed when we visited. We went hiking instead, which was great.
star-5
Great Tour for last day of the trip
Domingo_G
, Jul 2021
Eli our tour guide was great !! She manages the time perfectly allowing g ya yo check everything relevant It is a half day tour great for your last day of the trip We arrived early so no crowds or rushing to see things This is a must to do when coming to Barcelona Beautiful views !!
star-4
Great tour!!
katherineiris
, Sep 2018
Our tour guide was not from Barcelona but she was very smart and studied there a lot. She had a very soft voice and we couldn't hear too well because we picked a very festive day and the streets were filled with people celebrating but we really enjoyed her tour and really immersed ourselves in the culture and history. We do not regret this tour at all!!
star-5
Was the perfect tour. We met Rocio...
RobertS
, Sep 2017
Was the perfect tour. We met Rocio, our guide, in our hotel and we started our private tour. It was perfect because she organized our tour according to our needs. We also stopped for some tapas and wine. Muchas gracias Rocio!!!

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