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  • Location: Barcelona, Spain
  • Duration:  5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Enjoy a getaway to the Montserrat mountains on a half-day trip from Barcelona! You'll visit the Royal Basilica of Montserrat with its 12th-century carving of the Black Virgin and, after hearing its history from a guide, enjoy free time to explore.

Highlights

  • Half-day trip to the Royal Basilica of Montserrat from Barcelona
  • Explore the basilica independently and see its 12th-century carving of the Black Virgin
  • Enjoy spectacular views from the Montserrat mountains
  • Learn about Montserrat’s history from an expert local guide
  • Relax with transport by deluxe air-conditioned coach

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Our bestselling excursion outside Barcelona! You head up magnificent Montserrat to see the celebrated carving of the Black Virgin.

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What You Can Expect

Montserrat Royal Basilica Half-Day Trip from Barcelona

Montserrat Royal Basilica Half-Day Trip from Barcelona

After driving through picturesque little villages you will arrive at the incomparable setting of the craggy mountain of Montserrat, which rises majestically up from the plain to 4,051 feet (1,235 meters) and has amazing views.

The Royal Basilica of Montserrat has been one of Spain's most important pilgrimage sites for hundreds of years, due to its famous 12th-century Romanesque carving of the Virgen Moroneta (the Black Virgin). On weekday afternoons, there is the opportunity to hear one of Europe's oldest children's choirs: La Escolania de Montserrat.

Having heard an introduction to Montserrat from your guide, learning about its importance in past and present times, use your free time (roughly 2.5 hours) to explore independently and discover the site’s magic on your own. Then, meet back up with your guide later to travel back to Barcelona by coach.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Tour was great, tour guide very informative. Traveling from Barcelona to Montserrat was a beautiful scenic trip. Montserrat very educational.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Amazing

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

We had a great time, definitely worth visiting.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

A great way to spend your morning. The monastery was very impressive and the views from the top were excellent! There has to be something in the air up there because you definitely come back with a little more spirit.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Great trip and spectacular views from the main area. Basilica was amazing.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Beautiful place, a very enjoyable day trip

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Excellent tour and guide. The site is beautiful and peaceful. The coques pastry is lovely. I highly recommend this tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This trip was AWESOME, we had plenty of time to do everything and see everything! Our tour guide was both knowledgable and polite. I would recommend this trip. The views from the top of Montserrat are absolutely breath-taking! I loved the local vendors and bought plenty of wine, cheese, honey and sorts. Bring EUROS! :

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

A beautiful experience both inside the basilica and on the grounds. The only complaint is that there was no air conditioned unit or fans in the cafeteria, and it was very hot.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

We could have spent more time here. We had enough time to do some of the things we would have liked to see

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