For this tour, together with your guide, you will take a train at Barcelona plaza Espanya railway station to reach the foot of Montserrat mountain (approx. 1 hour).
cable car will take you over the 1,235m drop to the abbey while enjoying a panoramic view of the mountain and allowing you to appreciate its particular rock structure made of rounded boulders.
Once you arrive at the platform where the abbey and the monastery and the others buildings are built, you will enjoy the panorama of the mountain and the Barcelona plain.
Then you will start the visit with an
audiovisual show that describe the history of this religious community and the legend of the black virgin "la moreneta".
visit the monastery to discover the life of the Benedictine monks who reside there.
At 1 p.m. you will attend, in the temple, a rehearsal of the singing school of
“l’escolanía de Montserrat”. This children's choir was formed at least at the end of the 12th century and has continued uninterrupted until the present day. The choir is made up of about fifty boys from nine to fourteen years of age (the escolans), studying in a building of the abbey, called Escolania.
You will have a lunch in one of the monastery restaurants (several restaurants are available including a buffet with a panoramic view).
visit the Montserrat Museum (MDM), which contains one of the most important art collections in the country. A museum whose collection comes mostly from donations and legacies made by important Catholic families. It shows works by Caravaggio, El Greco, Picasso, Dalí, Monet, etc., as well as an important collection of archeology from the Middle East (Persia, Mesopotamia, Egypt, the Holy Land…).
For the return trip you will take a funicular train down the mountain, then a train to Barcelona.