- Combined visit to Montserrat and tour of Barcelona's Modernist attractions
- Royal Basilica and its 12th-century carving of the Black Virgin
- Spectacular views from Montserrat mountain
- Gaudi's famous apartment buildings, Parc Guell and La Sagrada Familia
- English-speaking guide
- Transportation by deluxe air-conditioned coach
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After driving through picturesque little villages you will arrive at the craggy mountain of Montserrat and the Royal Basilica. Montserrat has been one of Spain's most important pilgrimage sites for hundreds of years, due to the famous 12th-century Romanesque carving of the Virgen Moroneta, the Black Virgin. At 1pm on weekdays there is the opportunity to hear one of Europe's oldest children's choirs, La Escolania de Montserrat. On your way back to Barcelona you will make a stop at the harbor, before continuing to the terminal to commence the Artistic Barcelona City Tour.
Artistic Barcelona City Tour (Afternoon):
Your cultural tour of Barcelona begins along Paseo de Gracia to see Gaudi's famous apartment buildings, Casa Batllo and La Pedrera. You'll then enjoy a 30-minute visit at Gaudi's bizarre Parc Guell, which has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then it's on to Gaudi's unfinished masterpiece, La Sagrada Familia (Holy Family) Cathedral, Barcelona's most famous landmark. You will have around 30 minutes to explore this notable structure.
You will also visit Barcelona's Monumental Bull Ring and the famous Cathedral Sta Maria del Mar, the only complete Gothic church in Catalonia. The tour ends near the Picasso Museum which exhibits works from the world-famous painter's delightful blue and pink periods (ticket not included).
Do you want to ascent Montserrat mountain by cog-wheel train?
Upgrade and take this once in a lifetime opportunity to ascent Montserrat mountain by cog-wheel train. Travelling up to 4,051 feet (1,235 meters), the journey follows the remarkable forms of the mountains and provides spectacular views over Montserrat which can only be seem from on-board the cog-wheel train.
Reviewed by Hassan A, January 2013
Reviewed by Teodora N, January 2013
Wonderful trip. Since those trips take so long maybe lunch times can be shortened to only an hour instead an hour and a half or maybe thought should be given to include prepackaged lunch for a charge. 13 hours are quite long, it seems more expedient to have prepackaged lunch.