Small Group Tour · Full Day
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Escape the crowds of the city and take a break to the Catalonian countryside. Take a full-day tour to the must visit spots of the surroundings of Barcelona, the splendid natural park of the Montserrat Mountain and its 12th century Benedictine Monastery, home to the revered Black Madonna, and listen to the celestial tones of one the oldest boy’s choir in Europe. Continue your day out driving to the verdant vineyards of Penedés to visit a family run cellar that has been cultivating grapes since 1385. Enjoy stunning view of the vineyards and the Montserrat Mountain while tasting 3 different Cavas accompanied by local cured meats and cheese.
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Get picked up by your guide at your accommodation in Barcelona and enjoy the comfort of a minivan. Head 60 km northeast of Barcelona, to the Magical Mountain of Montserrat. On the road, your guide will share fascinating stories about Catalonia’s history and culture, introducing the sites you will visit on this tour.
The Mountain of Montserrat 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 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. The wooden statue is easily recognizable by her dark skin and the golden altar surrounding her.
After visiting the monastery, tour its surroundings, taking a moment to enjoy the unparalleled views of this spectacular environment, which was declared a Natural Park in 1987.
Explore the Holy Cave, where the Virgin is said to have appeared, making it a popular destination for religious pilgrimage and prayer.
Continue your journey to the discovery of Catalonia’s fertile soils and warm climate, the perfect combination for rich wine production.
Head to the Penedés region, located at the foot of the Montserrat Mountain, cradling verdant vineyards. Enjoy the beautiful green and mountainous scenery, while driving through and get to know Sant Sadurní d’Anoia, the capital of the Cava.
Your guide will take you to a family-run cellar of 1385, celebrated for its organic and ecological cultivation of grapes. The cellar is well known for its premium production of a superior Cava called Corpinnat, a distinguished great sparkling wine, made in the heart of the Penedès from 100% organic grapes harvested by hand and entirely vinified on the premises of the winery.
Visit the cellar and descent to the dungeons where the wine is secretly kept for several years. Learn by the hand of an expert viticultor on wine production and grapes growing. Taste 3 varieties of local wines and Cavas, paired with traditional cheeses and cold meats while enjoying great views of the Catalan countryside with the Montserrat mountain at the background.
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