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A Spoonful of History: Tour of Santa Maria de Montserrat and the Montserrat Museum

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    • Adult (16+)
    • Child (7-15)
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Key Highlights

  • Sink in to a sensational dose of art, architecture, history, spirituality and natural views in one tour
  • Explore one of the oldest monasteries in the world, the Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey
  • Check out the iconic la Moreneta or the Black Virgin of Montserrat
  • Soak in the opulent Gothic architecture of the Royal Basilica and the sublime aura of the abbey
  • Feast your eyes on spectacular panoramas of Barcelona from the Montserrat Mountain
  • Visit the stunning Museum of Montserrat, a treasure trove of archaeological and art history
  • Experience some of the best works of iconic artists like Dalí, Picasso, Monet, and much more
  • Overview

    A magical expedition to an equally magical place, this tour of Montserrat will leave your inner travel bug very much satiated. Covering the highly venerated Santa Maria de Montserrat as well as the Montserrat Museum, it’s the perfect brew of history, spirituality, natural beauty and art that no one can miss.

    The 11th century Santa Maria de Montserrat is a stunning Benedictine Abbey, towering from the top of the “serrated mountain” of the same name. One of the most significant Catholic pilgrimage sites around the world, the monastery is a gem in Catalan heritage and visited by people from far and wide – especially, for its legendary Black Virgin or la Moreneta. Considered to be a miraculous sanctuary by believers, the place is shrouded in local folklores and tales of spirituality. The monastery is the one of the oldest in the world and still functions to this day with around 70 monks. For architecture enthusiasts as well, this place is a treasure trove, thanks to the spectacular Roman Basilica and of course the Black Madonna. You can even experience the oldest musical choirs in Europe, the Escolanía. But that’s not all! Montserrat is not just for religious trips but is equally pleasurable for nature lovers with the gorgeous mountain offering unforgettable three sixty degree panoramas of Barcelona and Penedès, as well as brilliant hiking trails.

    Besides, Montserrat is quite the den of history – from the medieval Abbey, which has witnessed the Spanish Civil War, to the Museum of Montserrat which is a den of archaeological as well as art history. From a 13th century BC Egyptian sarcophagus to a collection depicting the changing iconography of Our Lady of Montserrat over the years, the Museum hosts an impressive assemblage of celebrated works. With six permanent and absolutely unique collections and two exhibited ones, it is also home works by iconic artists like Picasso, Dalí, Caravaggio, Monet, Pissarro and many more. The Museum is a perfect balance to the sublime ambiance of the monastery, and together makes for a consummate experience that will leave you feeling enriched!

    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.

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?

    Daily

    Duration

    5.45 hours approx.

    Start time

    10am 

    Meeting Point

    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 start time 10 minutes early.

    Ending Point

    Same as the start point

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Round trip Barcelona - Montserrat - Barcelona by VIP Class
    • Expert guide on the bus (Local tales and exclusive gossip, coming right up!)
    • Lack of “Entrance ticket to the Montserrat Museum”

    Exclusions

    • Pick up service (We bet you’ll be out and about!)
    • Tips (optional) (If you are feeling generous though, go right ahead!)
    • Lunch (It’s still a feast for your senses!)
  • Please note

    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.

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.

    We will give you the confirmation for your tour while you book it.

    So there's no rush please arrive at the start point 10 minutes early.

    Children under 7 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.

    Additional info

    You will travel in a comfortable luxury bus with an expert bilingual tour guide well versed with English and Spanish.