Stunning views in Montserrat with Monastery visit

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

Price: 78€

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Summary

Escape the crowds and chaos of the city and take a break to the Catalonian countryside. Take a half-day tour to enjoy a pilgrimage to the mystical mountaintop retreat of Montserrat. Journey to the discovery of the nearly 1,000-year old Benedictine Monastery set high above Catalonia. See the famous ‘Black Madonna’ icon and visit the legendary ‘Holy Cave’ where the virgin is said to have once appeared. Get breath taken by the dazzling views and peculiar landscape that will surround you, while exploring the mountain.

Tour highlights

  • Half-day trip to the mystical mountaintop monastery of Montserrat with a small group from Barcelona

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

  • Explore the 'Holy Cave' where the Virgin is said to have once appeared

  • Enjoy astonishing views of the natural park

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

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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 minivan 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.
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. Explore the Holy Cave, where the Virgin is said to have appeared, making it a popular destination for religious pilgrimage and prayer.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
  • Professional guide
  • Private transportation
  • Pick up and drop off at your accommodation
  • Walking tour of Montserrat Natural Park.
  • Visit to the Monastery of Montserrat.
  • Children Choir of Montserrat (if available).
Not included
  • Any private expenses
  • Gratuities (optional)
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