Montserrat Half-Day Trip
9.50 / 10
I loved the trip to Monserrat, it was the most informative trip with the greatest guide we have ever taken a tour with. Nadine is an exceptional guide who knew all the general information of the trip but a had a really unique way of telling us the smaller details and making trip fun my for myself and my family. The views and the site were incredible and we had all the time we needed to see what we wanted to see in Monserrat including the venders where you can buy some really great gifts.
10 Bob Garcia
  • The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English. English
  • 4 hours

Explore the spectacular Montserrat, one of Spain’s most important religious sites, and discover why Napoleon, Himmler and other historic figures visited Monserrat Abbey in search of the Holy Grail.

Itinerary

Greet your English-speaking guide at Plaça de Catalunya and sit back on an air-conditioned coach during a one-hour journey to the mountain of Montserrat.

Enjoy the magnificent views as you drive up the mountain: about halfway up, you'll stop at the almost 1000-year-old monastery, Santa Maria de Montserrat. This stunning building is home to beautiful Gothic and Renaissance artwork. One of the Monastery’s highlights is La Moreneta, a twelfth century carving of Our Lady of Montserrat.

The Benedictine abbey has also been a popular pilgrimage site for many centuries: it is believed that the Holy Grail is kept here, which has driven many historic figures to visit this site in quest for the cup. In 1940, Himmler visited the Abbey convinced he would find it, but left empty handed. Your professional guide will tell you about these fascinating anecdotes during your visit.

As well as your guided tour, you'll also have around one hour of free time at Montserrat during which you can see its other sights. You might choose to explore the food stalls near the monastery and sample some artisan cheese and honey, or maybe you'd prefer to visit Montserrat Museum to discover why Montserrat has played such an important role throughout the centuries. You can admire its extraordinary art collection including works of art by Berruguete, Caravaggio, Dalí, Picasso, Luca Giordano, Monet and Degas. The Museum also holds archaeological artefacts from the Middle East.

You’ll be back in central Barcelona around 7pm.

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protective material and safety to help avoid the spread of Covid-19.

Price

Adults Children between 3 and 12 years old Children less than 3 years old
US$ 70.20
US$ 34.50
Free
  • Adults

    US$ 70.20
  • Children between 3 and 12 years old

    US$ 34.50
  • Children less than 3 years old

    Free

More Information

Duration

4 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

Included

Professional English speaking guide.

Return transportation by air conditioned coach.

Not included

Food and drinks.

Funicular.

Entrance fees.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

Digital voucher

We will send you a voucher that you can show on your phone to take part in the activity.

Accessibility

No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

Do you have any questions?

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US$ 70.30
No hidden fees or surcharges

Cancellations

Non refundable. You may not cancel this activity.

Meeting point

Plaça de Catalunya 19, in front of the Deutsche Bank and Hotel Olivia Plaza.