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Soak in the magical transcendence of Montserrat and combine it with an unforgettable ride on the Sant Joan Funicular for a truly remarkable day out in Barcelona. Montserrat stands out for two reasons - it is home to one of the oldest Benedictine Abbeys in the world and also offers sensational views of Barcelona as well as Penedès from the summit. The monastery at Montserrat, the Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey, is an integral site of pilgrimage for Catholics, being home to the iconic la Moreneta or Black Virgin - one of the few Black Madonnas existing in Europe. The site is a treasure trove for both religious believers as well as historical enthusiasts - the 11th century abbey comes with spectacular Renaissance and Gothic architecture and has also played quite a significant role in the Spanish Civil War. Besides, Montserrat is quite popular with hikers and nature lovers as well, with the “serrated mountain” offering breath taking treks and exploration routes.
Your real brush with the stunning beauty of Montserrat, though, will definitely happen on the Sant Joan Funicular ride. It starts at the heart of the monastery, the funicular takes you in a steep, uphill journey to the summit, presenting you with ravishing views of the monastery, Barcelona as well as the Pyrenees. On clear days, you can even see as far as Mallorca, a view that can barely be contained in words. Standing at around 1200 feet above sea level, lose yourself to the thrill of this panorama as Mama Nature gets you the perfect respite from the conundrums of daily life. We really couldn’t think of a better way to take a break!
About The Supplier:
BusVision Group is one the premier travel operators in Barcelona. Operating a fleet of luxury air-conditioned buses with retractable roofs for exquisitely scenic journeys, they are also known for fantastic guided tours around the Catalan heritage cities.
5.45 hours approx.Start time
Make your way to Plaza de Cataluña, in front of Hard Rock Café.
Plaza de Catalunya Metro Station. Line 1, 3, 6 and 7
So there's no rush, please arrive at the start point 10 minutes early.
Same as the start point
Voucher information: Sorry, but we will need you to print a paper version of your booking voucher (we're working on changing this). At this time no refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.
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We will give you the confirmation for your tour while you book it.
Please be at the meeting point at least 10 minutes prior to departure time.
Children under 6 years old do not require a booking for this tour. Please remember that only one child per adult is allowed under this provision.
You can identify the guide wearing a yellow T-shirt or with an yellow umbrella.
You will travel in a comfortable luxury bus with an expert bilingual tour guide well versed with English and Spanish.