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Get the inside scoop on Catalan culture and traditions on this full-day Montserrat visit and Cava tasting tour. Your expert guide will pick you up in a comfortable private transport at your accommodation and accompany you on a journey into the Catalan heartland together with a small group. Hear fascinating myths about Montserrat Mountain and learn about the production of famous sparkling wines in the Penedès region.
Spent the morning with Matt going to Monserrat. Good pick-up , easy drive up. Arrived ahead of the crowds. Parked ...14 de junio de 2019
lbingham208Great day trip with Reuben
We really enjoyed the day trip up the coast from Barcelona to Empuries to see the Greek and Roman ruins. Very interesting and a beautiful location. Lunch at Estartit, and a relaxing and fun boat ride to Medes Island. The caves and shoreline are beautiful. ...23 de junio de 2019
neilm909Monserrt Response to Just say No
We went on June 9 had Marc as our guide. He answered questions got us into the Abbey saw the ...18 de junio de 2019
genesiso82A great afternoon with a great guide
It was a pleasure to spend an afternoon out of Barcelona with our guide Matt. He was kind and knowledgeable ...22 de junio de 2019
lbingham208Empuries, Canary Island day trip
We had a great time with our tour guide, Reuben, and really enjoyed the relaxing tour of the Empuries greek ...23 de junio de 2019
We had done our Montserrat tour today and would like to thank Karles for making the tour a very enjoyable ...12 de junio de 2019
Nicholas SLuis the Spanish tour master!
Luis took us on the Game of Thrones tour and was a stellar guide. Informative and happy to answer any ...30 de junio de 2019
renefk67Private tour of Barcelona
Our guide, Evelyn was very informative. She made sure we saw the important sites but also was conscientious not to ...28 de junio de 2019
Our friendly local guide will pick you up in a comfortable minivan at your Barcelona accommodation and join you on an adventure deep into the Catalan heartland. On the ride over, your guide will share fascinating stories about Catalonia’s history and culture, introducing the sites you will visit on this tour.
The magical mountain of Montserrat is located 60 km northwest of Barcelona. 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 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. We will 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 we will tour its surroundings, taking a moment to enjoy the unparalleled views of this spectacular environment, which was declared a Natural Park in 1987. We will explore the Holy Cave, where the Virgin is said to have appeared, making it a popular destination for religious pilgrimage and prayer.
Finally, we will 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.
In the afternoon we will head to the Penedès region and stop at Sant Sadurní d’Anoia, the “capital of Cava.”
Cava is a Designation of Origin sparkling wine elaborated with a second fermentation inside the bottle, the well known champenoise fermentation. We locate the origin of cava in the second half of the XIX Century, though it has continued its expansion until it has become the most representative sector and one of the most international icons of Catalonia.
There you will visit a local Cava, where you will be able to taste the most international product of the region, the cava, a kind of sparkling wine. At the winery you will discover the process of creating this wonderful drink and end the day with a tasting of different varieties.
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