Be amazed by the sacred splendor of Montserrat and Montserrat monastery on a full-day trip from Costa Brava. On a cog-wheel train, you’ll ascend the multi-peaked Montserrat mountain and admire spectacular views of Catalonia. Tour the Benedictine monastery and behold the renowned Our Lady of Montserrat, a 12th-century carving that attracts pilgrims from all over the world, and then browse masterpieces by Picasso, Dali and Monet in the Museum of Montserrat. Enrich your knowledge of the region’s history and culture with commentary from your guide.
At your selected Costa Brava pickup location, you’ll climb aboard a coach destined for magnificent Montserrat. During the drive, you’ll receive an introduction to the history of the rugged mountain and monastery, considered one of Spain’s most important pilgrimage sites.
Board a cogwheel train at the base of the multi-peaked mountain and enjoy spectacular views as you ascend to the summit. Disembark at the renowned Benedictine monastery — home to sacred statue, La Moreneta (The Black Virgin) — and tour the abbey at your own pace. Hear the celestial voices of the children’s choir; admire the 12th-century carving that lures millions of pilgrims each year; and admire the building’s spectacular architecture.
After a traditional lunch (own expense), you’ll enjoy countless photo opportunities before descending Montserrat on the cogwheel train and returning to Costa Brava by coach.
Upgrade to visit the Museum of Montserrat
Maximize your time at Montserrat by upgrading your tour to include a visit to the Museum of Montserrat. Watch a film that details the spiritual and cultural significance of the the mountain, browse art from legends such as Picasso, Dali and Monet, and admire iron sculptures designed by respected Catalan architect, Josep Puig i Cadafalch.
Highly recommend this trip.
It is a long bus trip but scenery is so worth it. The guide is very informative about the scenery and areas you are passing on the coach.
Once you get to Montserrat you are blown away by the spectacular views. Such much to see and do. Well worth visiting!!!
wonderful trip with excellent guide.
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