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- Round-trip transportation from the meeting point in Barcelona!
- English speaking, professional excursion guide!
- Discover Montserrat, Catalonia's most emblematic mountain!
- Spot the Massif of Montserrat!
- Visit the Benedictine Monastery!
- Tickets for the St. Joan's rack railway or cable car!
- 1-hour, guided hiking in the Montserrat Natural Park!
- All taxes and fees are included!
- Groups limited to 15 participants!
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Benedictine Monastery, Montserrat is an ideal half-day trip to spend a fun day
in nature, just an hour away from Barcelona. With a distinct history stretching
back to the early Middle Ages, many Catalans think of themselves as a separate
nation from the rest of Spain. This is a great opportunity to see why and enjoy a beautiful guided hike!
If you are
visiting Barcelona before, during, or after your cruise, or simply in town on holiday, you must take advantage of this great opportunity to take the short
trek to Montserrat. This 5.5 hour
excursion is led by an English speaking, expert guide who will take you on a journey
through history and nature. Upon meeting at a central location and utilizing
safe, private transportation throughout, your experience begins in the upper
part of Passeig de Gracia as you slowly become enveloped in the natural
splendor of Montserrat, Catalonia’s most emblematic mountain.
On the way to the
Monastery, you will admire the Massif of Montserrat, a spectacular multi-peaked
rocky range packed of unique needle-shape formations. Upon arrival, you will
explore the Monastery, which was founded in the 10th century and still
functions to this day with over 150 monks. It is also well-known for hosting
the figure of La Moreneta (the dark one), who is the patron saint of Catalonia.
Your guide will bring history alive through their dynamic presentation of both the
historical and cultural elements of this Monastery, dating back nearly a
As a feast for your ears, you will be treated to the angelic
voices of Escolania de Montserrat, one of the oldest boy choirs in Europe.
Following your time in the monastery, your ticket will allow you to board a
funicular railway where you will observe the area’s fascinating flora and fauna.
One of the best specialized guides in Montserrat Natural Park will lead you on
an hour long, relaxing trek through this splendid setting while spectacular
views abound. Upon the completion of your excursion, you may further explore or
return to your hotel or cruise ship in Barcelona at your leisure and own
Located just a short one hour drive from
Barcelona is one of Catalonia's best kept secrets. Come and explore this
historical and natural gem to create memories to last a lifetime. But, don’t
forget your camera as you will not want to miss the spectacular vistas!