• Location: Barcelona, Spain
  • Duration: 5 hours (approx.)
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While in Catalina, gain early access to the 1,000-year-old  Montserrat Monastery before anyone else with this tour. Just 30 miles (48 kilometers) outside of Barcelona, lies the monastery that still functions today. Follow your guide through the area, and admire its pristine architecture. Then, pop into the Museum of Montserrat, and explore its galleries with your guide close by to answer any questions along the way.


  • Early-access tour of the Montserrat Monastery
  • Avoid the chaotic crowds at the monastery with early access
  • Admire the monastery’s Gothic architecture
  • Explore the galleries of the Museum of Montserrat
  • Round-trip transport from a central location in Barcelona

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What You Can Expect

Early Access to Montserrat Monastery from Barcelona

Enjoy early access to Montserrat

Customer Reviews

Rachel W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2018

Couldn't be more thrilled about this tour. It was a great deal for the money. We arrived well before other groups, so we were able to see everything without hoards of tourists. I even had enough time to do a small hike. Well worth the price, and I couldn't recommend it more!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2018

Simply spectacular tour, going early in the morning is the way to go. You will see the fog lift slowly and have the place to yourself with amazing commentary from your guide. We stopped off along the way for some coffee and a pastery. Ample free time later to explore and take the extra ride to the top when it opens.

IMO, its the only way to see this place, just do it!

Jacque L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2018

This is perfect to avoid crowds. We were able to hit all aspects of our trip and still be in Barcelona in the early afternoon. You do need to get up early, but it was well worth it when we saw the crowds when leaving. You could spend more time that is allocated, but if that's your choice options are available. There are public transportation options when you get there if you realize that you don't want to come back with the tour and want to spend time hiking for example. Our tour guide offered great information and kept us on schedule.

Jenny J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

Such a great idea getting the early access. We virtually had Montserrat to ourselves for an hour before the other tours arrived. We were able to touch the black Madonna without having to queue and there were a number of options to do other activities with the spare time. Some people went and walked some trails, we decided to visit the art museum which was very interesting and try a local wine tasting with a brief lunch before heading back. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable. Worth doing

ShelleBelle007 United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

Get the Early Access b/c we were the first ones there. Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable. I can't wait to go back!

Cathy A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

This is a great tour. You do have to wake up early, but you get there well before the tourists and you get plenty of free time to explore. I would definitely recommend this tour.

Maria R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

It was worthy to wake up early and go to Monserrat...We got there with no crowds and we were able to see the Monastery, Church and the Black Virgen.
It was wonderful to be by ourselves in this amazing place.
I recommend this tour to everybody who wants to visit Monserrat.

Derrick C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

Early access - no crowds in the morning and walked straight to Black Madonna without hassle and with ease.
Great to take pictures and enjoy the Monastery with minimal people in the background.

Had free time we used this time and took the funicular Sain Joan extra to go further up the mountain, to see even more impressive views of Montserrat from above and the vast mountain range from a different vantage point.

LaLeesha H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

Early access is the only way to go!

Amie B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

Great tour and great day trip! Amazing place - so glad we saw it! Our tour guide was informative, interesting, and kept a nice pace. The tour bus left on time and was comfortable. We enjoyed touring the monastery, but also loved walking to the cross and seeing all around the area. We took the cable car up and walked back down to the monastery. Wonderful tour. Bring snacks because it is a long tour and there is no time for lunch until after the tour ends.

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