With queues regularly forming at the entrance to Montserrat’s Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey, visiting can be tricky. Beat the crowds and explore at your own pace with this early-access Viator Exclusive!
Tour guide was amazing!!
Definitely take advantage of the early access through Viator! When we ended our tour, the places was packed and we were so thankful we were able to get pictures without people around or having to wait in queues to visit the Virgin Mary. They also have a great farmers market where can buy a selection of items that was a nice treat! Dress warm though!
This tour was one of the best experiences we had during our week visiting Barcelona. Seeing the monastery and the surrounding area in the early morning is definitely a plus as it becomes quite crowded during the day. Since we were there so early we the first ones into the monastery and able to take many pictures in the peace and quiet of the morning without elbowing for room or feeling too rushed. We were also the first ones to take the transport up to the top and hike around a bit for better views. Note that this is an extra cost. The day we were there some vendors had set up booths selling fresh cheeses etc. This is not to be missed if you are a real cheese lover! In addition the little shop there sells some awesome treats, including the Roc which is a meringue cookie with whole hazelnuts inside. And don't forget to save a little money for tipping your tour guide. All in all it was a lovely tour and we still had the rest of the day to do more exploring after finishing the tour back at Plaza Catalunya.
No crowd, visit all sights at leisure pace, very enjoyable experience. Highly recommended!
We met at the Hard Rock Cafe in Barcelona and boarded an early bus. Was really glad we did. We got to the site and there was hardly any people there. The views were spectacular and our tour guide was wonderful. We had some tasting of a few different drinks and that was really a great end to our tour. The area really got crowded toward middle day. I know it might be hard getting up earlier, but we were really glad we did. Enjoy!
It was a great experience being in Montserrat before the crowd and having the place all to yourself for a moment at least. I thought the free time was just enough. We were able to take the tram up funicular, though it was kind of foggy upon reaching the top, it was still an awesome experience. I would do it again without a doubt.
We loved this tour and would highly recommend it to everyone. Everything went like clockwork, the pickup at Catalunya Plaza was perfect. It was a cold, rainy, and cloudy day so we didn't get to see the sunrise, but it was still beautiful and wonderful to be there before the crowds. Make sure you go to the Audiovisual presentation. The boys choir and the adult soloists plus the pictures were spectacular. You can take pictures in the Basilica as long as there is not a religious service going on no flashes though. Be sure and get the free cookies if your ticket includes them as they are delicious. I didn't eat them til we got on the bus. I would recommend buying more as they are so good. If you go on the Early Access Tour, you will find street vendors have set up along the street by the time you leave. They have free samples and the cheese is so good. There's a wonderful feeling at Montserrat and we are so glad we went. Oh, there are hikes you can take which would really be fun, but it was rainy when we went. We would love to go again.
Best time to go.
Going to Montserrat is the highlight of my stay in Barcelona. The place is beautiful and going early is good because we avoided the crowd.
larryporsch United States of ...
The guide was very good. The Montserrat area WITHOUT people was worth getting up early.
Nice sun raise. Many great pictures without people in the way
When leaving so many buses over 40. Some parking down the hill.
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