The tour includes a guided afternoon visit of the Montserrat Benedictine Monk retreat, the Basilica, and Museum with round trip transfer from Barcelona. This tour begins in central Barcelona and you will be transferred by air-conditioned coach to Montserrat Mountain which is about 1 hour’s drive from Barcelona. En route you will experience views of Catalunya’s countryside and the distinctive pink and white mountains of Montserrat, which rise to over 4,000 feet in the air.
|Montserrat in Barcelona|
|The carving of Black Madonna|
After arrival in Montserrat in the afternoon, the expert guide would take you to the Basilica, answering your queries and providing information about the history of the region. The carving of Black Madonna, one of the two Patron Saints of Catalonia is seen. It is painted with polychrome and is dated to the 12th century.
The tour also includes tickets to the museum and you can see paintings of celebrated painters- Picasso, El Greco, and Dalí along with artifacts from ancient Egypt inside the museum.
The library of Montserrat preserves a collection of 300,000 volumes, which also include ancient historical manuscripts on Biblical sciences, music, history of art, and philosophy.
After a guided tour of Montserrat, you will be able to spend some free time exploring the Montserrat Monastery before being taken back by bus to Plaça de Catalunya in central Barcelona.
|Paintings inside Montserrat Museum|
There is no need to carry print outs of vouchers for this tour, you can simply show the booking Etickets on your smartphone. For details about the specific operating hours of this tour, I recommend you follow the link below for making a reservation. Please note that it is important to follow appropriate dress code for entry to the basilica- no tank tops, strapless shirts, sandals, or shorts.
The tour is recommended for those who wish to see the Montserrat Monastery, the Black Madonna carving, the Montserrat Museum and mountain from Barcelona with everything organised for them including round trip transport, entry tickets, and knowledgeable guide.
What You Get with this Tour:
|Smartphone tickets: No need to print out vouchers.|
|Officially licensed English-speaking local experts.|
|Comfortable air-conditioned bus.|
|Tickets to Montserrat Monastery.|
|Guided visit of Montserrat Monastery.|
|Free time in Montserrat.|