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Overview

While in Catalonia, 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

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Early access means you enter the monastery before the crowds arrive.

Reviews

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, Dec 2018

We met on time at an easy to find place and boarded the coach on an hour long journey to one of the loveliest places I have ever been. Martina our guide was fantastic, she spoke very good English and gave us lots of information along the way. We arrived at the monestary and Martina showed us where everything was and gave us our tickets for the museum and the liquor tasting. We entered the basilica before any crowds and managed to see the black Madonna without queuing and were able to take lots of pictures. We were also so very lucky as it was a public holiday and there was a mass being held and the choir of boys were singing. It was magical....we sat for a while for mass and then made our way outside. We took the funicular up to the top and were met with stunning views, you could not help but be mesmerised. We took the funicular back down and visited the gift shop and took part in the liquor tasting and also looked around the museum. I’m not an art fan really so maybe could of forgone this part. We met back at the coach for our journey back to our meeting point. This trip is so very worthwhile getting up early for as there were lots of cars queuing to get in when we were leaving. I felt very grateful that we were able to look around without the crowds. Thank you to Martina who kept us entertained on the journey and gave us lots of information. I would highly recommend this trip to anyone. The views above the clouds are breathtaking. Take good walking shoes and a coat as it is quite cool early in the morning

K
, Oct 2018

There is a reason, or indeed many reasons why Montserrat is included as one spot any Barcelona visitor should not miss. You have got to see it by yourself, and early morning is definitely the best time to do it.

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, Oct 2018

This place in morning sunrise is beautiful. We loved it! The Monastery is just breathtaking and the tram up is great and you can hike up to the top. Overall take the morning ride. Less crowded and we went on Monday so even less crowded. We did stop for coffee beofre goign and on the return. I would recommend it to others.

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, Oct 2018

Much as we hate getting up so early when traveling, the decision to buy Viator’s Early Access to Montserrat Monastery from Barcelona was the best decision as well as the best deal ! We saw all the important sights up there without have to wait in line. Our guide Alina was very good and efficient. We began to see long lines formed at the basilica just when we finished. It was so beautiful to see the sunrise high up in the mountain !

C
, Sep 2018

I'm glad we did the early access tour to Monserrat Monastery, no lines to see the Black Madonna.We had plenty of time to walk around and ride the funicular. Our tour guide was very nice and very knowledgeable of the place. I highly recommend this tour

M
, Sep 2018

Excellent tour - it was well and truly worth the early start. Highly recommend it if you're visiting Barcelona.

s
, Sep 2018

This tour was amazing. Our guide allowed us to stop for breakfast despite it being quite an early trip. She also ensured that we would make it before the place became overcrowded allowng us able to enjoy the beautiful scenery uninterrupted. The timing was perfect as we were above the clouds while the sun was rising.

S
, Sep 2018

My family and I went on this tour and Martina was our tour guide. The bus was clean and comfortable and we are so happy we did the early tour because what the other reviews say are true - it gets SO crowded at Montserrat as the day goes on. We got there before everyone else so we didn't have to wait in the line for anything. After the tour of the monastery, we took a quick 20 minute hike up the hill to see the most stunning views of Montserrat. A half day is the perfect amount of time to spend there. Martina was an excellent tour guide. She was so knowledgeable and friendly and made our trip extra special. Highly recommend this excursion!

R
, Aug 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!

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, Aug 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!


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