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From Barcelona: Montserrat and Santa Cecilia Full-Day Tour

From Barcelona: Montserrat and Santa Cecilia Full-Day Tour

From US$ 89.43 per person

Discover Montserrat and Santa Cecilia Monastery, two of the most mystic Catalan wonders on a single full-day tour. Enjoy a scenic drive from Barcelona City Center to the Montserrat Mountains and discover the area and culture on an exclusive guided tour.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy an exclusive guided visit to the Montserrat Sacristy
  • Take in the breathtaking views of the Montserrat Mountains
  • Marvel at the Santa Cecilia Monastery
  • Discover local flavours as you taste 4 typical liquors from the region
Full description
You will board a tour bus at the local partner's office in central Barcelona to the magical mountain of Montserrat. Famous for its peculiar morphology, its name comes from the Catalan words Mont (mountain) and Serrat (serrated). World-famous for its rocky geography, Montserrat was declared a National Park in 1987 to protect its natural and cultural wealth. Follow your local guide through the site and learn about the history and architectural style of the Monastery. Fall in love with the Gothic and Renaissance details of the basilica and sanctuary. Learn about the legend of the miraculous apparition of the Madonna and Child in the cave of Santa Cova. The figure is popularly known as La Moreneta (The Black Madonna) as a result of a varnish reaction. After the guided tour, you will be given about 3 hours of free time. Then, you can shop for locally produced treats, have lunch, listen to one of the oldest Boys’ Choir in Europe (subject to their schedule), visit the audiovisual exhibition, the museum (if option selected) or taste the finest liquors made in the region. Besides the main area, there are a great number of small churches and trails you can hike to. Join your guide back again around 3PM for the second part of the visit, an exclusive guided tour of the Sacristy. Once you're back on the bus, you'll head to Santa Cecilia, the first monastery built on the mountain. This construction is located in a privileged and peaceful natural terrace with breathtaking views of the peaks. Enjoy the artistic intervention of the Irish painter Sean Scully and be amazed by its fusion of Christian and avant-garde artworks.
Includes
  • Transportation on an air-conditioned tour bus
  • Tour operated in both Spanish and English
  • Radio guide system
  • Exclusive entrance to the sacristy
  • Exclusive entrance to Santa Cecilia Monastery
  • Admission ticket to the Montserrat Museum (if option selected)
  • Taste of 4 typical liquors of the area
  • Entrance to the audio visual exhibition in Montserrat 'Espai Audio visual Montserrat'
  • Discounts for some of the main attractions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Ticket for the funicular
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Participants

Date

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the local partner's office located on the ground floor right in front of platform 19 in Estació del Nord metro station. Please arrive 15 minutes before your tour time.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Sandals or flip flops
  • Short skirts

Know before you go

  • Correct dress code is requested to enter the basilica; tank tops, strapless shirts, short shorts or sandals are not allowed
  • Montserrat has a mountain climate; depending on the season, you will need clothes to protect you from the rain and/or cold
  • It is recommended that you check the timetable of the different facilities that you wish to visit during your free time
  • The duration of the tour includes the round trip to the destination
  • This tour will have a maximum of 25 travelers per guide
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April 19, 2019

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