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Stunning views in Montserrat with Monastery visit Private Tour

Make a pilgrimage to the mystical mountaintop retreat of Montserrat and explore a nearly 1,000-year old Black Madonna, set high above Catalonia

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Duration: 5h

From: 100€

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Summary

Make a pilgrimage to the mystical mountaintop retreat of Montserrat in this 5-hour excursion from Barcelona. Make the best of your private tour and decide how you want to spend your time.
Your guide will invite you on an exploration of this nearly 1,000-year old Benedictine Monastery set high above Catalonia. You’ll see the famous ‘Black Madonna’ icon. End by enjoying the sublime singing of ‘La Escolanía de Montserrat’, one of Europe’s oldest children’s choirs

Tour highlights

  • Half-day trip to the mystical mountaintop monastery of Montserrat with free Hotel pick-up and drop-off

  • Admire the famous 'Black Madonna', icon in the monastery basilica

  • Enjoy astonishing views of the natural park

  • Great way to explore the region near Barcelona

  • Private tour to ensure a better experience and more personal attention

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Points of interest

  • MONTSERRAT MOUNTAIN NATURAL PARK:
    Declared a Natural Park in 1987, this rocky massif is characterized by the rounded shape of its peaks. The natural surroundings and rare beauty of the mountain offer the most spectacular beauty.

  • MONASTERY AND THE 'BLACK MADONNA':
    This Benedictine monastery has existed for nearly one thousand years. The place still serves as an authentic spiritual retreat center and place of pilgrimage in honor of the Virgin of Montserrat, Catalonia’s patron saint. The monastery houses the 'Black Madonna', a wooden carving from the 12th century, and a true symbol of the Catalan culture.

  • CHOIR OF MONTSERRAT:
    One of the oldest boys’ choirs in Europe, originating in the 14th century. These children participate in liturgical celebrations and community prayer in the basilica. (subject to seasonal availability).

Tour Description

Get picked up by your guide at your accommodation in Barcelona. Enjoy the comfort of a private vehicle and start your journey and adventure into the Catalan heartland. On the road, your guide will share fascinating stories about Catalonia’s history and culture, introducing the sites you are going to visit on this tour. This is a private tour, just for you and your private professional local guide.
Head 60 km northwest of Barcelona to the mystic mountain of Montserrat. It hovers 4,000 feet high over the spectacular landscape of Montserrat National Park. The massif itself is easily recognized by the “serrated” appearance of its skyline and the whimsical rounded shape of its peaks. The latter is the result of millions of years of erosion. Ascend to the top to discover the most mythical views of Catalonia’s landscape.
On the Montserrat Mountain, 2,380 feet above sea level, sits the Benedictine monastery of Santa Maria de Montserrat. This beautiful structure, surrounded by nature, has served many as an authentic spiritual retreat for almost one thousand years. Visit the basilica, home to the Virgin of Montserrat (the 'Black Madonna'), also the patron saint of Catalonia. According to legend, the Virgin physically appeared here in the IX century, giving rise to the hermitage of Santa Maria. The Roman carving of the Black Madonna can be traced back to the XII century.
Tour the monastery surrounding and take a moment to enjoy the unparalleled views of this spectacular environment, which was declared a Natural Park in 1987. If you get the chance, enjoy a performance by the La Escolania de Montserrat, one of the oldest boys´choirs in Europe. Listen to the angelic voices of the children, which light up this already magical place.

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Tour information

Included
  • Visit to Montserrat Monastery
  • Short walking tour of the Natural Park of Montserrat
  • Listen to the famous Escolanía de Montserrat Boys Choir (subject to seasonal availability)
  • Private tour to ensure a personalized experience
Not included
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food or beverages
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