On this 5 hour Montserrat Monastery tour we will discover the magnificent rock formations of the UNESCO world heritage site Montserrat mountains, a movie-like setting for the Basilica church and chapel perched on the mountainside at an altitude of 720m and with over 1000 years of dramatic history.
Montserrat is the spiritual heart of Catalunya and home to the mythical 12th century Black Virgin La Moreneta statue, an order of Benedictine monks and the oldest boys’ choir in Europe called “Escolania de Montserrat.
Arriving by car from Barcelona (1 h drive) you will take a scenic drive all the way up to the monastery, passing by ancient villages and admiring the particular flora and fauna of the park. Once we reach our destination we will visit the Basilica of Montserrat and we will get deeper into the history of the Virgin of Montserrat known as “the Moreneta” patroness of Catalonia, which since the twelfth century attracts pilgrims from around the world . On weekdays we will also have the opportunity to hear one of the oldest and best known boys choirs in Europe, the “Escolania de Montserrat”.
This tour does not require a high amount of walking or wheeling, and it can also be completely tailor-made based on each person preferences. The itinerary also avoids steps and it follows a mostly flat path along the tour.
Meeting point: Hotel or Cruise Pick-up or Other
Starting time: Flexible
Duration: 5 Hours
Return: We recommend allowing time for a Lunch break to sample typical local cuisine and wine at one of our suggested Restaurants, equipped with an adapted toilet
No penalty if cancelling at least 14 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure
50 percent fee if you cancel between 7 and 14 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure
100 percent fee if you cancel within 7 day(s) of the scheduled departure