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Montserrat Half-Day Tour from Barcelona - MS

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With this Monserrat Half-Day trip from Barcelona you will enjoy a wonderful escape from the city life and get to explore a renowned monastery in the mountains. A comfortable coach will bring you to Monserrat, a rocky mountain range shaped by wind and frost over thousands of years - situated just 50 kilometres from Barcelona. Enjoy the incredible scenic views (1,236 metres above sea level), visit the famous monastery containing the stunning 12th-Century Romanesque Black Madonna statue and try some of the tasty locally-produced liquors. An exciting half-day tour from Barcelona in the mountain

Highlights

- Escaping the hustle and bustle of the city

- Astonishing views from the Monserrat Mountain

- Visiting the Royal Basilica of Montserrat (monastery)

- Seeing the Black Madonna Statue and hearing the stories of its supposed miracles

- Audio visual exhibition to learn about history of Montserrat

- Tasting of liquors produced in Montserrat

- Possibility of seeing one of Europe´s oldest boys´ choir (Escolanía of Montserrat)

Included

  • Transportation in comfortable coach
  • Expert bilingual guide (English & Spanish)
  • Entrance tickets to audio visual exhibition (based on the 3 pillars: monastery, mountain & sanctuary) where you will learn more about the history of this pilgrimage site
  • Tasting session of 4 locally-produced liquors

Excluded

  • Food and other beverages (unless mentioned above)
  • Pickup and drop-off at your hotel
  • Anything else not mentioned above

Please Note

Please note

- Given that the Royal Basilica of Monserrat is a religious site, it is not permitted to wear: very short shorts, tank tops, strapless shirts or sandals.


- The weather in Monserrat can change drastically; therefore it is necessary to bring warm clothing that also protects you from the rain


- Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes as there will be walking in this Montserrat tour

This Half-Day Tour from Barcelona to Montserrat departs from Calle Balmes, Barcelona at 09:15AM (check-in time 15 minutes before departure). A comfortable coach will take you away from Barcelona´s hustle and bustle, up towards the Montserrat Mountain range 4,051 feet (1,236 meters) above sea level. As you approach the Royal Basilica of Montserrat, you will see the contrasting, picturesque mountain peaks and get a taste for the spectacular views that await you.
Upon arrival you will discover every possible aspect of the Royal Basilica and Monastery including its breathtaking surrounding natural park and Black Madonna Statue (Virgin Mary). This famous statue is believed to have miracles which have made it a very popular pilgrimage site in Spain for many centuries. You will have free time to roam the inside of the Basilica and observe what is believed to be the area where the statue miraculously appeared (grotto).
Following the visit of the inside, you have entrance to the audiovisual room where you will learn more about the history of Montserrat and the life of the monks that reside there. There will also be a tasting of 4 various locally-produced liquors before the coach take brings you back to Barcelona´s city center.

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