Book online or call: (888) 651-9785

Morning Access to Montserrat Monastery from Barcelona

Badge of ExcellenceBarcelona, Spain
Special Offer

From $54.15

$60.17 Save $6.02

Price varies by group size

Select Date and Travelers

Reserve Now & Pay Later
Secure your spot while staying flexible
Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 5 hours (approx.)
  • Offered in: English


While in Catalonia, gain morning access to the 1,000-year-old  Montserrat Monastery before anyone else on this tour. Just 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, if you wish, and explore its galleries with your guide close by to answer any questions along the way.
  • Morning access tour of the Montserrat Monastery
  • Admire the monastery’s Gothic architecture
  • Explore the galleries of the Museum of Montserrat (if option selected)
  • 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.

What's Included

  • Guided Visit with a proffesional Guide
  • Round transfer from Plaza Catalunya to the Monastery and back
  • Access to the Throne of the Virgin (if you select the option)
  • Access to the Audiovisual Room (if you select the option)
  • Access to the Museum (if you select the option)
  • Licor tasting (if you select the option)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Passeig de Lluís Companys, 5
    Passeig de Lluís Companys, 5, 08018 Barcelona, Spain

    The guide will be waiting on the Street PASSEIG LLUIS COMPANYS, number 5 with a sign of Amigo Tours. You can arrive with the subway line L1 to the Arc de Triompf station, once there, you will have to cross the park. The meeting point is on the opposite side of the arch monument.

Start time

08:00 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note that the inclusions are different for each option. Please read carefully the inclusions of the option that you have selected.
  • Please note: All tours are run in both English and Spanish
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Infant seats must be requested in advance and are subject to availability
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

about cancellations.

Traveler Photos

See more

Traveler Tips

Take good walking shoes and a coat as it is quite cool early in the morning
Be sure you reserve an early morning trip, as the place fills up as the day wears on.
its really better to do it early to avoid the lines and the crowds.
521 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
Showing 1-10 of 521 reviews
Highly recommended.
mariamontesclaros, Mar 2023
We had great time with half day paying extra for special access to BVM, liquor tasting, museum. Gabby (tour guide) did remarkable job of organizing each time we’ve spent is valuable. Big thanks for our driver for safety. I would highly recommend this tour when going to Barcelona.
Wonderful experience
Sorin_T, Mar 2023
Wonderful experience, in the morning, when there is no crowd. You may see the black madonna, then you are free to take a look around and have some great pictures.
Great tour and guide....
Erin_P, Mar 2023
Great tour and guide. Appropriate length. Meeting point an address at a bus stop, a bit vague. Perhaps better to meet at a more obvious landmark.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Dear Erin Thanks for taking the time to share your feedback with us, we sincerely appreciate it! Mariana, Amigo tours
Great tour but we felt left out (not the fault of the guide, of course)
Igor_S, Feb 2023
The tour is ok but the set up is wrong - there were 10 Spanish speakers and 2 of us who spoke English. Guess what: the guide, understandably, spoke for 3 mins in Spanish and 30 seconds in English? Otherwise, the place is stunning and very moving; the bus itself is fine. The guide is fine but only please address the language disparity.
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Dear Igor_S, we are sorry to know that your experience has not been 5 stars, thank you for sending us your comments, which we will take into consideration for future tours, have a great day! Ivana, Amigo Tours
Roguer_R, Dec 2022
Good transport and guide and tour/not s lot of time to explore after on own bit worthwhile Tour guide was great
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Dear Roguer_R, we are very happy to know that your experience was wonderful with the help of our team, thank you for your review, have a great day and we hope to see you soon! Ivana, Amigo Tours
Amazing experience
Eliana_G, Nov 2022
Montserrat is amazing and totally worth the time. Get a guided tour so you can learn more about the meaning and history behind everything.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Dear Amig@ Eliana_G Thank you for your comments. We are glad to hear you had an excellent experience. We look forward to seeing you soon. Dulce, Amigo Tours
Wonderful day in Montserrat
Melina_S, Nov 2022
This tour was really beautiful. It's pretty much transportation, a lovely tour of the town/monastery and then you get tickets to access other parts of the mountain. The bus was great and convenient to get to and from the mountain. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and gave us a great tour of the area. We walked out to the cross in the hill to get the best view of the town, which our guide recommended.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Dear Melina; We are delighted to hear that you had an awesome time during this tour, thank you so much for letting us take you to the Montserrat Monastery. It was a pleasure to be at your service. Mariana, Amigo tours
Stunning Views and Lots to See at Montserrat
Elizabeth_P, Oct 2022
We enjoyed our experience at Montserrat which has beautiful views, and an interesting history. Other reviews recommended going on the first tour in the morning to avoid some of the crowds, and this was good advice. We also elected to do the guided tour rather than self guided tour which I am glad we did, but the description of what would and would not be included in the guided tour was somewhat lacking. In addition, the guided part of the tour was only about an hour of time leaving about an hour of free time. The tour included transportation to and from Montserrat of course, entry into the basilica to view the black madonna, an opportunity for liquor tasting, museum and something else I don't recall. During our free time, we rode a funicular to the top of the mountain, and then we elected to take a 45 minute hike back down to the monastery which we enjoyed (note that the tickets for the funicular were not included). The tour guide covered some of the history and legends about Montserrat, but did not go into the cathedral which was understandable. There was no "skip the line" option for viewing the black madonna, and we were not able to see much else of the cathedral. Overall, I'm glad we went on this tour, just wish that there was more information about what to expect. It would have been very helpful if the tour guide had given more details about what you could do and see at Montserrat during the bus ride up. Suggest that you review a map of the monastery and area ahead of time to plan your visit. One option is to not return with the bus but instead take the train back to Barcelona. This would allow for a full day of activities.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Dear Elizabeth; We deeply appreciate your feedback, thank you so much for being part of this experience, it was a pleasure to be at your service. Mariana, Amigo tours
Lost tourists
Diane_S, Oct 2022
Lost tourists. Our cab dropped us at the wrong location. Our guide was so nice to talk us through getting there and even waited a few minutes so we could get there.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Dear Diane; thank you so much for letting us know your opinion, we are glad to hear that overall, you had a good experience during the tour, We are looking forward to seeing you once again. Mariana, Amigo tours
Good bot short
Stuart_L, Oct 2022
Loved the scenery and seeing the monastery. 2 hours is not enough time. It should be at least 3 hours at Montserrat to truly experience all there is to offer.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Dear Stuart; We are delighted to hear that you loved the experience! We will be working hard to improve our timings so our guests can have better experiences. Mariana, Amigo tours
An ok trip, you can skip this
Jasper_D, Sep 2022
The view is ok. It is nice to visit if you have extra time to spare but i would say it can be skipped. I would have gone to other places if someone has advised me. The tour guide was not good as well. Overall, it has alot of potential but the trip itself was a big let down.
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Dear Jasper; thank you so much for letting us know your opinion. We are sorry to hear that the tour was not to your liking. Mariana, Amigo tours
Excellent! Magnificent!
Audrey_K, Sep 2022
Our guide was GREAT! Our only complaint was there was NO Sign with our guide as directed in our instructions at the Arc de Triumf as promised, and we nearly missed the bus despite being there 30 minutes early!
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Dear Audrey; Thank you so much for letting us know your feedback, we will be considering it to improve our services. Mariana, Amigo tours
Great tour to do once in Barcelona
Luana_C, Sep 2022
Excellent tour, right on time , guides well prepared and organised. Highly recommend this tour. It was a great experience !
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Dear Luana; We are delighted to hear that you had an awesome experience with us, we truly appreciate that you recommend our services. Mariana, Amigo tours
Roger our tour guide was...
Luisa_L, Aug 2022
Roger our tour guide was very friendly and Francisco our driver was alert and drove us safely to and from the location.
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Dear Luisa_L, we are delighted to know you had a great experience with Francisco and Roger. Thanks for being part of this experience. Mariana, Amigo tours
Worth a visit
Brianna_H, Aug 2022
The trip was fantastic. Monseratt was amazing and definitely recommend visiting. The virgin Mary and liquor tasting were both worthwhile experiences. Although the audiovisual tour was not too exciting. The museum was interesting and had a good range of artists. Would've been nice to have another hour or two to go on the fununcular or walk over to the cross. Tour guide was good. The ticket handling description made it seem a lot more confusing than it was. It said to arrive early to redeem out tickets. However we arrived the advised 15 mins before the departing time and no one was there yet. All that needed to be done was our name checked off.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Dear Amig@ Brianna_H We love to hear your comments, we appreciate that you have been part of this experience. We look forward to serving you on your next trip. Dulce, Amigo Tours
Morning Access to Montserrat Monastery
Edward_W, Aug 2022
Anatoli was the best guide you could ask for, he did an excellent job, very knowledgeable. Vehicle was very clean and did a great job for our small group. Would recommend this trip to Montserrat.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Dear Amig@ Edward_W Thank you very much for your confidence, for your comment, and for your recommendation. It has been a pleasure to be at your service and we hope to be at your service on your next trip. Dulce, Amigo Tours
Great guide & excursion!!
Cathy_G, Aug 2022
Manu is an excellent guide! She was very easy to understand and so accommodating to our fellow traveler that had walking issues. She really seemed to enjoy her job. Guide excursion!!!
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Dear Amig@ Cathy_G Thank you very much for being part of this experience, it would not have been the same without you. Dulce, Amigo Tours
Seeing the basilica and...
John_D, Aug 2022
Seeing the basilica and the art museum were highlights of the tour for me. The guide was friendly and gave a good introduction for what we saw and what we could do in our free time.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Dear Amig@ John_D Thank you very much for your comments, It was wonderful to have you in this experience. We will be happy to serve you again on your next trip. Dulce, Amigo Tours
Amazing tour!
James_R, Jul 2022
What a stupendous trip! Amazing tour guide. Once in a lifetime experience. Highly recommend your. Too bad the trails were closed at this time.
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Dear Amig@ James_R Thank you very much for letting us know about your experience, we love to know that you enjoyed it to the fullest. We look forward to serving you again on your next trip. Dulce, Amigo Tours
Great for families! Wish we stayed longer!
Laura_C, Jul 2022
Our tour was wonderful. We opted for the private tour with the guide once we got there and I’m glad we did because I would have been clueless. Then we knew where to go for our free time too. Spent some time in the museum, and then did a liquor tasting that was delicious. Kids got cookies instead! How nice! Skipped the audiovisual area and went to the little farmers market instead and bought some local cheese.
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Dear Amig@ Laura_C Thank you very much for your comments, it was a pleasure to be at your service. This kind of experience makes a wonderful family memory. Dulce, Amigo Tours


Product code: 228699MONTSERRATEXC