Spend a magical night in the Montserrat mountain once the crowd disperses and enjoy the place all to yourself set to your own pace and discover everything that Montserrat has to offer! Montserrat Mountain is a place of wonder and the most peaceful moment is in the evening, when there are no crowds and the Escolania Boy’s Choir is singing. Just magical! The next day you can see the sunrise, and can be the first to take the funicular for some incredible views. You can do some hiking or a more cultural visit with the museum and enjoy a taste of local food.
Start your tour with an orientation and an insight of all that you can do in Montserrat. During the free time, the guide will accompany you for the check in of the hotel, give you all the information and how to meet the guide and tour on the following day. You are then free to follow your own will! By evenfall you will see that it is less hectic than when you arrived. This is when you want to travel back to the medieval times and feel the spirituality of Montserrat.
You can walk to the monastery, where there is still a community of 70 monks that live there. Get close to the Black Madonna with no queues. And the absolute best experience of all: listen to the children’s choir, the Escolania, in the evening. The audience is small and quiet, so the children’s angelical voices will reach to you clearly. When you retire for the night at a nice friendly hotel in Montserrat, enjoy a delicious dinner followed by a refreshing breakfast the next morning. By dawn, Montserrat won’t be a stranger anymore, and you can plan your day.
See the audiovisual and the museum, which has some archaeological treasures from ancient Egypt and a beautiful art collection with paintings by Greco, Picasso and Dalí. You can go to the stalls for some locally produced food like honey, jam and cheese. Treat your palate to a taste of mató (fresh cheese) in one of the restaurants. Finally, it's time to take the funicular! From there the whole landscape is at your feet – you see the monastery below and that the mountain is much larger than you had imagined – it’s a great spot for hiking and climbing. To return to the monastery you can either take the funicular or a walk along the beautiful path of Sant Joan (mr Joan) that will take you about 2 hours. At the end of the day, join the afternoon Montserrat for a safe and comfortable return to Barcelona.
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Voucher information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other device (but if you’d like to bring a printed copy, that’s fine too!)
The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organised activity to reconfirm.
Please arrive 15 minutes before departure time.
Dress a bit warmer for Montserrat. It is colder than Barcelona city
The Escolania children’s choir sings in the evening on school dates from Monday to Thursday, together with Montserrat monks. On Fridays you can also listen to the Vespers, Salve Regina and Motet, but only by the Montserrat monks.