Barcelona: Montserrat Tour including Cog-Wheel & Black Madonna

Overview

Take a half-day trip from Barcelona to Montserrat Monastery. Take a cogwheel up Montserrat. Enjoy the stunning architecture of the monastery and learn about the legend of its famous statue of the Black Madonna.
Take a bus from Barcelona and travel to Montserrat, the mystical mountain. With a guide, explore its rocky terrain, breathtaking scenery, specialty alcoholic beverages and rich cultural heritage.
Discover the history of the site and the architectural style of the monastery from your local guide. Love the Gothic and Renaissance details of the sanctuary and basilica.
Next, discover the story behind the famous apparition of the Black Madonna and Child in the Santa Cova Cave. When you visit the church, you will see the Black Madonna.

Highlights

​​​​​​​Take this half-day trip from Barcelona to the top of Montserrat. Take a scenic cogwheel train trip, see the Black Virgin in the Royal Basilica and explore unique rock formations.

  • Enjoy the cogwheel train ride on the way out.
  • Get first dibs on the Black Madonna.
  • Take a guide to the Royal Basilica of Montserrat.
  • Go with your local guide and learn about the monastery’s past.
  • Taste some of the best liqueurs produced in the area.

Included/Excluded

  • Access to the basilica and the Black Madonna
  • Cog-wheel train up to Montserrat
  • Entrance to an audio-visual exhibition in Montserrat
  • Tasting of 4 liquors
  • Transportation on an air-conditioned bus
  • Guide
  • Radio guide system
  • Hotel pick-up & drop off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Tour Plan

What To Expect

After the guided tour, use the free time to visit the audiovisual exhibition, buy snacks from local production and taste the best liqueurs.

Meeting point

Kindly locate the Julia Travel Office at 80 Carrer d'Alí Bei, ground floor, 08018 Barcelona, Spain. Checking in at the counter is required. After that, we'll head to platform 19.

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Additional Info
  • Appropriate clothing is required to enter the Basilica of Montserrat. Flip flops, short shorts, tank tops and strapless shirts are not permitted.
  • As this tour involves some walking, plan ahead and wear appropriate footwear and clothing.
  • The climate of Montserrat is mountainous. You will need to wear clothing suitable for the weather, depending on the season.
  • What to bring : Comfortable shoes,  clothes, Warm clothing.
  • Live tour guide : English, Spanish.
Cancellation Policy

To receive a full refund, cancel up to 24 hours in advance.

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