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  • Location:Barcelona, Spain
  • Duration:9 hours (approx.)

Best Barcelona Combo: St Benet Monastery and Wine Tasting with Optional Lunch

Journey back to the Middle Ages on this fascinating full-day tour to Món Sant Benet from Barcelona. Trace the footsteps of Benedictine monks from bygone days as you explore one of the best-preserved medieval monastic sites in Catalonia — Sant Benet de Bages (St Benet Monastery) — taking in the interesting stories that are brought to life through award-winning, multi-sensory projections and multimedia. Then, sample several local wines and learn about the area’s ancient winemaking traditions during a wine tasting session. Upgrade to finish your tour with a 3-course lunch at La Fonda restaurant.


  • Full-day trip to Món Sant Benet from Barcelona
  • Explore the Benedictine monastery of Sant Benet de Bages (St Benet Monastery) with an expert guide
  • Discover the monastery’s long history and learn about the monks who lived there
  • Savor a selection of tantalizing local wines during a wine tasting session
  • Upgrade to include a delicious 3-course lunch

What You Can Expect

Best Barcelona Combo: St Benet Monastery and Wine Tasting with Optional Lunch

Savor local wine from the Bages area on this tour

Meet your driver and air-conditioned coach in central Barcelona to begin your tour to Món Sant Benet. Less than a 1-hour drive from Barcelona, the site of Món Sant Benet is a cultural heritage center that combines first-class gastronomy, art, leisure and a medieval monastery.

On arrival, meet your guide and marvel at the grand beauty of the Benedictine monastery of Sant Benet de Bages (St Benet Monastery). One of the best-preserved medieval monastic sites in all of Catalonia, St Benet Monastery was founded in the 900s. With centuries of history behind it, the monastery beautifully showcases many influences, from 10th-century Romanesque art to 1900s Modernism.

Pass through the entrance and ogle the incredible architectural details and ornate ceilings. Follow your guide as you make your way along the stone-walled corridors and take in the fascinating stories and details about the monastery’s history that are brought to life through award-winning, state-of-the-art projections and multimedia.

Next, treat your senses with a wine tasting session. Discover how winemaking in the neighboring regions is said to date back to 4th century BC. Then, savor a selection of wine from the Bages designation of origin, a regulatory classification system primarily for Spanish wine.

After your tasting, you’ll enjoy around three hours to spend as you wish. If you’ve upgraded, make for La Fonda restaurant, where you’ll sink your teeth into a tantalizing 3-course lunch, washed down with a glass of wine, water or soda.

Then, with your appetite sated, return to your coach and journey back to central Barcelona where your tour concludes.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

What a great day. Traveling through the Spanish countryside, enjoying the visual and audio effects in the beautiful monestary was a lot of fun. Tasting 2 delicious wines followed by a delicious 3 course meal was superb. Highly recommended day.

3 star rating: Worth doing August 2014

After doing a couple of tours with Viator this one let us down a bit as after starting early at 8.30am we then had to wait at least half an hour for guide at St Benet Monastery. Tour guide Judith was fantastic, but tour was over by 1.30ish and then had to wait until 4.00pm for coach back which was much too long. I realise that this tour is quite new and therefore I am sure it can be improved on, purely time wise.

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