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Excellent visit, our guide Nuria very friendly at all times, explaining every detail of the places
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Travel back to the 9th century and delve into the Roman vestiges of Cardona Castle, a medieval jewel very close to Barcelona. On this fantastic trip, you will also visit some fantastic salt mines and taste local tapas and wines!

Travel back to the 9th century and delve into the Roman vestiges of Cardona Castle, a medieval jewel very close to Barcelona. On this fantastic trip, you will also visit some fantastic salt mines and taste local tapas and wines!

Cardona and Montserrat Trip

We'll meet at your hotel in Barcelona at 9 am and get on a bus to the municipality of Cardona. After 1 hour 30 minutes, we'll arrive in this historic town which is famous for being home to the Salt Mountain Cultural Park and one of the best-preserved medieval castles in the country.

Our first stop will be Cardona mountain. With a surface area of more than 100 hectares, this potassium salt mine is one of the most important in the world, and it grows every year! We'll descend 86 metres down to contemplate the thousand-year-old stalactites and stalagmites of salt inside and we'll learn about the history of the industrial exploitation of the valley.

After exploring the Salt Mountain, we'll head to Cardona Castle. This 886 fortress built on the top of a promontory combines an eminently Romanesque style with Gothic details that will take us back to the Middle Ages. The location of the castle will allow us to enjoy unique views of the Cardener river valley and the Saline valley.

Our excursion will continue with a guided tour of Cardona's historic centre, a trading village that became the centre of an important market and a meeting point for travellers arriving from the south of France and the Pyrenees. You'll love this medieval jewel!

After touring Cardona, we'll head to Montserrat. From a distance, we'll see its unmistakable jagged peak. First of all, we'll visit the Benedictine monastery of Santa Maria de Montserrat, home to the patron saint of Catalonia.

We'll return to the original starting point at around 7 pm.

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Price

Adults Children under 2 years old
Tour in English
US$ 116.10
US$ 84.40

Tour in English

  • Adults

    US$ 116.10
  • Children under 2 years old

    US$ 84.40

A minimum of 2 people is required to book the activity.

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Covid-19 Measures

Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Show more

It is mandatory to present a complete vaccination certificate. This information is for guidance only and may change depending on local regulations. Always check the restrictions before travelling.

A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.

Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.

All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.

Disinfected radio units will be provided, and headphones will be single-use.

Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.

Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.

Alcoholic drinks are not available.

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Duration

10 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English, although it may occasionally be done in two languages.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English, although it may occasionally be done in two languages.

Included

Hotel pickup and return transfer

Transport by minibus

English speaking guide

Entrance to Cardona Castle

Entrance to the Montserrat Abbey

Entrance to the Salt Mountain

Not included

Lunch and drinks

When to book?

You can book up until the previous day (12:00 pm) if there are still places available. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Accessibility

Not wheelchair accessible.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.

No printing of documentation required.

Pets

Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

  • Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.
US$ 116.10