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Barcelona: Montserrat Monastery Tour with Optional Tastings

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Get back to nature on a half-day, small group tour from Barcelona and marvel at the mountains and medieval monastery of Montserrat.


  • Visit the sacred mountain of Montserrat and explore the monastery
  • Immerse yourself in the rugged landscape before other visitors arrive
  • Travel through the countryside and stop to see the famous Black Madonna
  • Learn the impressive history of the pilgrimage site with a guide
  • Try authentic local delicacies during a tasting of pastries and liquor


On this morning tour, beat the crowds and discover Montserrat monastery and its rugged surroundings before the throngs of other tourists arrive. Depart Barcelona and journey by air-conditioned bus to the romantic, rock-hewn monastery complex of Montserrat. Get an introduction to the history of the medieval site as you make your way through the beautiful countryside. Follow your guide directly to the largest building on arrival and learn the story of the abbey and shrine to the Black Virgin of La Moreneta that attracts pilgrims from all over the world. Discover some of the best viewpoints to take in the drama of the sacred site and get recommendations about contemporary art galleries and museums to visit or places to eat. Finally, savor the local specialties like herbal liquors made by the monks to the typical local pastries.   


Roundtrip transportation by air-conditioned bus from Barcelona Free time in Montserrat Guided tour of Montserrat Monastery including the Black Madonna (depending on option selected) Liquor and pastry tasting (depending on option selected)

Important Information

  • This is a physically challenging tour that involves a considerable amount of walking and stairs Entrance to the monastery is subject to a strict dress code. Please cover your knees and shoulders before visiting the monastery Large bags, tripods, umbrellas, and backpacks are not permitted and must be checked into the free luggage storage area

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund


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