Guided tour

Barcelona: Half-Day Montserrat Experience

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Barcelona: Half-Day Montserrat Experience

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From US$ 68.67 per person

Discover Montserrat on an early-morning group tour with round-trip transportation from Barcelona. Enjoy free time to discover the secrets of Montserrat after the guided tour.

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Duration 5 hours
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Wheelchair accessible


  • Transfer from the center of Barcelona to the monastery
  • Take a small-group tour with a professional tour guide
  • Enjoy fee time to visit la Moreneta, enter the museum, take the cable car, and enjoy the breathtaking views
  • Receive discounts for activities and tickets in Montserrat
Full description
Begin by meeting your guide in the center of Barcelona, from where your unique experience begins. Join your group in an air-conditioned private vehicle for the journey up the mountain of Montserrat. Enjoy the views as you hear about Montserrat’s Basilica and Monastery, home of la Moreneta (Black Madonna). Unlike other tours, this experience allows you to gain early access to visit the Montserrat Monastery, well before the crowds arrive. Upon your arrival, enjoy a 45-minute guided tour throughout which you learn about Montserrat including its secrets. This tour also sees you visiting the farmer’s market and entering the basilica. You guide then explains all the fun activities you can do with your 2 hours of free time following the guided tour. You can visit la Moreneta (Black Madonna), enter the museum, taste the monastery’s homemade liquor, go to an easy walk to the Saint Miguel, take the Sant Joan Funicular, and much more.
  • Round-trip private transfer from central Barcelona
  • Early access to the Monsterrat Monastery, before the crowds arrive
  • Guided small-group tour
  • Free time
  • Discounts on activities and tickets in Montserrat
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

Please arrive 10 minutes before the departure time. Look for the burgundy-red umbrella.

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Important information

Know before you go

  •  Please note that Montserrat is a mountain that stands at 1,236 meters, therefor the temperature differs from that of Barcelona (it is recommended that you wear comfortable clothes)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 49 reviews

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Enjoyable trip with Alberto to Montserrat. Very knowledgeable guide. It was a shame that the weather was a bit wet and misty but we still enjoyed it. I did think we had two hours free time on this trip and not just under an hour as would like to have done fenicular railway.

April 14, 2022

I find it a little expensive for the short time spent there BUT you have to go there to admire this magnificent view. Our guide (Alberto) was awesome! He did everything so that we could see everything! And he explained a lot of things to us about the places and on the road leaving and coming to Barcelona!

April 12, 2022

We did a morning tour of the monastery, which fit our schedule well. We hiked to the cross of st Michael (~40 min), shopping in the gifts shops, and buying goodies at the farmers market at Montserrat. We were able to beat the crowds since it was early. No wait to see the Black Madonna or the Chapel. Our guide, Alberto was THE BEST. He is knowledgeable and funny. He had so much information to share. We highly recommend the tour and especially with Alberto!!

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March 14, 2022

Product ID: 382854