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Spectacular Barcelona Day Trip Montserrat 2024

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€ 69€ 50,36
5-9 hours
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About Barcelona Day Trip Montserrat

Escape the city of Barcelona and explore the Montserrat mountain range. Enjoy the scenic ride with a cogwheel train and admire the medieval beauty of Montserrat Monastery, perched high in the mountains. Witness the perfect blend of culture and nature as you take in the views of Catalonia’s rugged beauty.

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Barcelona Day Trip Montserrat

Experience an unforgettable journey to Montserrat. Take in the breathtaking scenic views as you enjoy the cogwheel train that will take you up to the monastery.

Learn the rich history of Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey with a guided tour and delve into the spiritual significance of this 11th-century monastery. Use your free time to wander around or visit the famous Virgin of Montserrat and Montserrat Museum to explore paintings by renowned artists such as Picasso, Dali, and El Greco.

If you book a full-day trip from Barcelona, continue your journey to a beautiful winery in the Catalan countryside. Enjoy the local traditional food and admire amazing views of the winery and Montserrat mountains. Wander around the vineyards, and savor the wine tasting as the experts explain the wine-making process.

included
  • Expert guide
  • Transportation with AC bus
  • Guided walking tour
  • Cogwheel train ticket
  • Free time at Montserrat
  • Skip the line entry to the Basilica of Montserrat
  • Tasting of 3 local wines (if option selected)
  • Tapas lunch (if option selected)
  • Multi-course lunch (if option selected)
X not included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Food and drinks (unless option selected)
  • Entrance ticket to the museum
  • Visit to the Black Madonna
  • Funicular train ticket
  • Gratuities (optional)
languages
  • English
what to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Clothes suitable for the weather
  • Water
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Meeting Point

Meet your guide at Estacion de Autobuses Barcelona Nord (North Bus Station): Carrer d’Ali Bei, 80.

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GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR TRIP TO BARCELONA BY SPENDING A DAY IN MONTSERRAT!

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Don’t wait and miss a spot for this remarkable experience.

Montserrat Mountain

Explore the unique geological formation of the Montserrat mountain range.

Cogwheel train

Admire scenic views and the natural beauty of the rugged peaks from the cogwheel train that will take you up the mountain.

Monistrol de Montserrat

Discover one of the most religious sites in Catalonia, Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey. This Benedictine monastery is home to the sacred statue of the Black Madonna, also known as La Moreneta or Virgin of Montserrat.

Guided tour

Step into the past and delve into Montserrat Abbey’s captivating history and cultural significance on a small-group walking tour. Gain a deeper understanding of the remarkable legacy of one of Europe’s oldest boys’ choirs.

Opt for food and wine tasting

Choose an option with food and wine included for a fuller experience. Enjoy the Catalan lifestyle with incredible wine tastings and lunch at a picturesque winery.

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FAQ – Barcelona Day Trip Montserrat

Is Montserrat worth a day trip?

A day trip from Barcelona to Montserrat is definitely worth it, especially if you’re looking for the perfect escape from the city. Approximately an hour’s journey from Barcelona, Montserrat will reward you with its serene atmosphere. Take in the breathtaking views of natural beauty surrounding you and explore the great cultural and historical importance of Montserrat Monastery. An abbey of the Order of St. Benedict, it houses the famous Black Madonna and is an important pilgrimage site of Catalonia. For a more immersive experience, consider taking an organized Montserrat Barcelona tour, and learn interesting facts about the region with a guided tour.

Is Montserrat free to visit?

Montserrat is a mountain complex and doesn’t require an entrance ticket. Access to the Montserrat Monastery is free of charge, including the basilica and the Black Madonna. However, you’ll need an entrance ticket if you’d like to explore the museum and exhibitions within the Montserrat complex. Additionally, you need to purchase a trip ticket if you plan to take a funicular or cable car ride.

How do I get from Barcelona to Montserrat?

The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Montserrat is by train and cable car. You can take the R5 line train from Placa Espanya in Barcelona to Aeri de Montserrat, and from there, enjoy the scenic journey with a cable car ride to Monistrol de Montserrat. You can also combine a train with a rack railway to get there. Take the R5 line train from Placa Espanya in Barcelona to Monistrol de Montserrat, where you need to change to the green rack railway that will take you to the top of the mountain. You can purchase a combined round-trip ticket at Placa Espanya for both routes. You can also reach Montserrat with an hour’s car ride. Consider booking an organized tour from Barcelona for more detailed and easier Montserrat tours. Enjoy the perks such as a guided tour with an expert, lunch, a wine tasting, and a round trip provided - all that with minimum planning on your side.

What not to miss when visiting Barcelona?

Barcelona has many must-see attractions and experiences to indulge in. Some of the ones you really shouldn’t miss are Gaudi’s incredible works on Sagrada Familia and Park Guell. If you’re a big architectural enthusiast, you can join a Gaudi tour and discover his legacy in Barcelona city. Explore various Barcelona beaches and the famous boulevard of La Rambla. Reward yourself with a feast of local delicacies at the Boqueria Market. Joining a walking tour Barcelona will also offer insightful knowledge of the charming Gothic Quarter, the historic heart of Barcelona. To enjoy the panoramic views of the city, join the Montjuic cable car ride and stroll through the beautiful Montjuic Gardens. Sports fans shouldn’t miss the Barcelona stadium tour, while adventure lovers will have a blast with these PortAventura World tickets. Whatever activity you indulge in, you will surely enjoy your visit to Barcelona to the fullest!
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Good to know before you go

  • While the bus ride from Barcelona to Montserrat can hold up to 70 passengers, we ensure a more personalized experience during the guided tour by dividing participants into smaller groups of a maximum of 20 people.
  • There is no need to contact the tour operator beforehand for dietary allergies and restrictions, as all requirements can be catered to.
  • Infants up to 3 years old may join the tour for free, but please remember that baby seats are not available.
  • Please contact the tour operator after you make the booking if you have reduced mobility requirements.
  • Prior to your trip, please check the weather forecast and dress accordingly, as Montserrat tends to have more extreme temperatures compared to Barcelona.
  • Please note that the Basilica of Montserrat may be closed on Sundays or religious celebrations.
  • We provide a full refund for cancellations made up to 24 hours before the start of the trip.
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YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS THE SPECTACULAR MONTSERRAT MOUNTAINS!

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Discover the unique geological formation with a full-day tour.

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Mesmerizing!

The views and the Montserrat Monastery were very inspiring. We enjoyed a walking guided tour very much as our guide was incredibly knowledgeable and engaging. The lunch and wine tasting were exceptional as well. We even bought a couple of bottles as a souvenir for our family. I would highly recommend this Barcelona day trip Montserrat for a day filled with spirituality and food delights!

Rebecca

Exceeded all expectations!

Unforgettable! Montserrat Monastery was so peaceful, and the winery visit was a highlight. The lunch was delicious, and the Catalan wines were superb. The guided tour was very informative, and I used the free time to visit Black Madonna and to shop for some local delicacies. I highly recommend this day trip as a getaway from Barcelona!

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Leave Barcelona behind for a day and explore the unique cultural heritage of Montserrat!

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