18 reviews of Private Montserrat, Gaudi and Modernism Day Trip from Barcelona
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Reviewed by Nathan, USA, March 2013
Our guide was Alejandro and was delightful. He picked us up at our hotel right on time even though our hotel was a little hard to find. We started off by heading up to Montserrat. It had just snowed the day before so there was still snow and ice on the ground at the top of the mountain. We got there early enough to beat much of the crowd which was great. Alejandro has very knowledgeable about the area and history which was great. We had time to explore and we chose to ride the funicular to the very top (a must! the view was incredible) and do a little hiking. Afterward we headed back to meet our guide and wished we had a little more time to hike. Next time we'll make it an all day trip. From there we headed to Colonial Guell and got to explore Gaudi's crypt and the small town. The small museum they had there was very informative as well and had a great example on display of how Gaudi designed his buildings. We ate lunch in Colonial Guell at a great little restaurant that Alejandro suggested. We spent some more time walking around the beautiful area and then headed to Park Guell. This was by far the most crowded by this time of day, but we did manage to walk around, explore and get some pictures in. We did enjoy the view and our guide once again gave us a great history lesson of the park and Gaudi and took some pictures of us as well! One of the best private tours we took while in Barcelona. A must do.
Reviewed by cl134e8, October 2012
MONTSERRET WAS AMAZING... OUR GUIDE/DRIVER, ALEX WAS GREAT. HE WENT OUT OF HIS WAY TO DO and SEE ALL THAT WE REQUESTED ... HE WAS VERY INFORMATIVE and UP ON THE MODERNISM OF GAUDI ARCHITECTURE. ALL OF US 3 LADIES JUST LOVED HIM. GREAT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by Rick J, July 2012
Our tour guide, Andrew, was excellent and even bought us Cava and cold drinks. A much more relaxed day than standard tours. We stopped at an authentic Catelonian restaurant for lunch.
Reviewed by STEVEN L, January 2012
Great guide. The Gaudi portion of this trip was canceled due to a scheduled event so we went Cava tasting and it was great. The winery had the largest wine cellar in the world and an extremely interesting tour was given by our very dynamic guide. Montserrat was gorgeous and everything I ever imagined it to be. Since it was winter we were able to see and do everything we wanted. Unfortunately the cable car and cog wheel trains were being repaired that day, so we were unable to go to the top of the mountain. However, were still able to do a considerable amount of hiking with sweeping views; had ample time to listen to the choir; no line to see the Black Madonna; and also bought some great cheese on the way back. Excellent. My favorite tour of all.
Reviewed by Chris, October 2011
Montserrat was excellent! Well worth seeing for anyone visiting Barcelona!
Reviewed by Judi, March 2011
This trip was all that I hoped for as far as the history and spiritual significance of Montserrat . The visual beauty of the surrounding area was awesome. The best part of the tour, for me, was the trip to Colonial Guell and the insight into the vision Gaudi had for his future masterpiece, Sagrada Familia. An unexpected delight!
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Reviewed by Mary K, October 2012
Anna our tour guide was excellent, very informative. The sight were incredible!
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Reviewed by John A, USA, July 2010
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