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Montserrat Royal Basilica Half-Day Trip from Barcelona

From US$68.40
  • Explore Montserrat independently on a coach trip from Barcelona
  • Free time to view the basilica, Black Madonna, grotto, and more
  • Hear the Escolania boys’ choir (if performing) and taste liquor made on site
Montserrat Royal Basilica Half-Day Trip from Barcelona
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Montserrat Royal Basilica Morning Half-Day Trip from Barcelona with a bilingual language-speaking guide
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Montserrat Royal Basilica Morning Half-Day Trip from Barcelona with a bilingual language-speaking guide
From US$68.38

On this trip to Montserrat Monastery, you’ll enjoy the convenience of included round-trip coach travel from Barcelona, along with the freedom to explore the Benedictine abbey independently. On the 5.5-hour experience you’ll see the basilica—dramatically set into the rocks—Black Madonna, grotto, and audio-visual museum and enjoy panoramic views. Entry to the basilica and audio-visual museum is included.

What to Expect

Join your guide and board an air-conditioned coach in central Barcelona for a drive up the mountain of Montserrat, admiring its saw-toothed peaks. Along the way, hear about Montserrat’s Royal Basilica and Monastery, famous as the home of the Black Madonna (La Moreneta), a revered 12th century statue of the Virgin Mary.

On arrival, savor the panoramas over Barcelona and the countryside, and after an introduction to Montserrat, explore as you want. Admire the basilica inside and out, see and learn about the Black Madonna, and, if time allows, climb to the grotto where it’s believed the statue was found.

Enjoy entry to Montserrat’s audio-visual museum, and choose to sample and purchase the monastery’s homemade liquors at the gift shop. Depending on the date of your visit, you may also hear a recital by Montserrat’s acclaimed Escolania boys’ choir.

Your trip concludes with a coach drop-off back in central Barcelona.

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Reviewed 2 days ago
Montserrat Royal Basilica Half-Day Tour

The half-day tour to Montserrat was really easy to book, and the meeting place outside Julia Travel was easy to find. The bus was delayed, through no fault of the tour operator, but this had an impact on our tour. We had limited time at...More

Thank Shannon d
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Nadim, great tour guide

We travel by bus from Barcelona to Montserrat. The pickup site is central near Placa de Catalunya which is easily reached by metro or bus. And the Placa seemed to be the beginning of La Rambla. Great stores in the area. The tour in the...More

Thank Cherie P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Montserrat Basilica trip

Booked this half day tour through Viator and tour operator Julia Travels. This company are excellent; very professional. We had Cecilia as our tour guide for the day. I must say her knowledge is incredible and the fact that she delivered the tour information in...More

1  Thank JenSusz
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Great trip very unique place. Anna our tour guide was excellent very attentive and very helpful with further information on Barcelona

1  Thank petegwyn12
Reviewed 4 February 2018
Worth the time

We did this on our own: took a metro from our hotel to the train station, then a train to Montserrat stop, then the tram up the mountain. It is an amazing feat to think that this amazing church was built on the side of...More

5  Thank JVS850
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Jolene S
17 April 2018|
Response from JVS850 | Reviewed this property |
The headline is misleading and I don’t know how to change it! We did the trip on our own. Took a subway to a central train station, then took a train to Montserrat, then a tram up the mountain. It was not a tour. We got... More