Guided Tour: Montserrat mountain and monastery

About 60 kilometers from Barcelona, rises the

rocky massif of Monserrat

, a name which literally means in Catalan "the sawn mountain", an isolated and grandiose massif whose summit reaches 1.236m.
At the heart of this massif stands the

Benedictine Abbey

, founded according to legend in the year 880, one of the most important places of pilgrimage in Spain since the Middle Ages. Considered a high place of Catholicism, the virgin of Montserrat is the Catalonia patron saint.

  • Montserrat Private Tour Monastery
  • Montserrat Private Tour Funicular
  • Montserrat Private Tour Monastery Mountain Panoramic
  • Montserrat Private Tour Monastery
  • Montserrat Private Tour
  • Montserrat Private Tour
  • Montserrat Private Tour Monastery
  • Montserrat Private Tour Abbey
  • Montserrat Private Tour Moneneta Virgin
For this tour, accompanied by your guide, you will take a train to reach the foot of Montserrat mountain (approx. 1 hour).

Then a

funicular

will take us over the 1235m drop to the abbey and you will discover the amazing rocky 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".

Then

visit the monastery

to discover the life of the Benedictine monks who reside there.

Meal at

Montserrat Buffet

, a self-service restaurant with a buffet and panoramic mountain views.

Then

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 ...).

To end you will have a

tasting of typical liquors

made by the monks.

Return by the same route: funicular train down the mountain, then a second train to Barcelona.