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  • Location: Barcelona, Spain
  • Duration:  8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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This private day trip from Barcelona combines one of Barcelona's most iconic attractions, Montserrat, with the modernist architecture of one of Spain’s most famous sons, Antoni Gaudí, You’ll enjoy stunning views of the area, see historic artifacts and admire the work of one of the world’s most legendary architects.

Highlights

  • Private day trip from Barcelona to Montserrat and Antoni Gaudí sites
  • Explore Montserrat and see the 12th-century Black Virgin
  • Learn interesting facts about the fantastic Antoni Gaudí
  • See two of his works, Park Guell and Colonia Guell
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Private English-speaking guide provides personalized attention

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What You Can Expect

Private Montserrat, Gaudi and Modernism Day Trip from Barcelona

Private Montserrat, Gaudi and Modernism Day Trip from Barcelona

Leaving Barcelona in your private minivan, your private day trip from Barcelona heads first to Montserrat, a craggy mountain outside of the city that is home to a Benedictine abbey. You'll visit a sanctuary in the abbey that houses La Moreneta, a 12th-century statue of a black Virgin Mary. The sanctuary has been a destination for pilgrims and other visitors for almost 1,000 years.

You’ll also have time to visit the Museum of Montserrat, with its five collections ranging from Archaeology from the Biblical East to Modern Painting and Sculpture. Or discover the different walking paths on Montserrat – there are routes to suit all tastes and energy levels. You can also take one of the mountain’s two rack railways or the cable car, which offer different views of the area, or simply savor the views from the café, which offers panoramas of the valleys.

After lunch, you’ll visit Colonia Güell, where you’ll see an unfinished church by Antoni Gaudi. Gaudi only finished the crypt, which you can visit.

Finally, finish your day trip back in Barcelona at Park Güell, the magical city garden designed by Gaudí that features some of his most creative designs. See the famous mosaic lizard and strange 'Gingerbread Houses' that enchant visitors of all ages. Follow the winding alleys, passing over bridges or under twisting rock pillars. Admire the fascinating ceramic benches and the fantastic view over Barcelona. Get lost in the fascinating labyrinth made up of rocks and pine trees. You can choose to stay at Park Güell after your tour ends, or return to your Barcelona hotel.

This private day trip from Barcelona is hosted by a professional guide. Please list any special interests you have (art, architecture, history, culture) at the time of booking to alert your guide, who will then prepare for your private tour.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

Absolutely fantastic! Our guide/driver Nick, came with a lovely car, made us very comfortable and drove us around for 8 hours.
We went to the Montserrat Mts. with intentions of seeing the Monastery; however, my travel mate suffered a foot injury earlier in the trip, so we opted for the least amount of walking and sadly needed to pass on the Monastery. We spent the remainder of the day doing all things Gaudi and Barcelona. It was a packed agenda, filled with Nick's knowledgeable details, beauty and unlimited photo opportunities.
I would highly recommend this journey and if possible ask for Nick. He is a walking-talking Google Search Engine! I give it 10 stars!!!
I am a professional photographer, if you would like to see some photos of this wonderful shore excursion in Barcelona please email me at kris@kristenkay.com. I will put you on a list and send you a link when I post my photos to the website.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

Another brilliant day! Anna was a fantastic guide. Again, I learned so much about the history of Barcelona and its surrounds. As I had already seen Parc Guell she happily varied the itinerary to suit. Highly recommended!

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