Meet your private guide and together take the train to Montserrat. Montserrat is a rocky mountain located 50 km to the southwest of Barcelona. It is considered the most significant and important mountain of Catalonia. The etymology of Montserrat comes from Catalan Mont (mountain) and serrat (serrated). The mountain receives its name for its peculiar morphology. In 1987 Montserrat was declared a Natural Park to ensure its conservation.
The importance of this mountain is due to the legend of the miraculous appearance of the Madonna and Child in one of the caves. This cave received the name Santa Cova (The Saint Cave). To this day the wood carving of the Madonna and Child are kept in the Church of the monastery and it is possible to visit it. This image of the Madonna is popularly known as La Moreneta (The Black Madonna) for its dark color. The color is the result of a reaction caused by varnish. Due to the legend of the Madonna, the mountain has been linked with spirituality. Besides the main monastery of Santa María de Montserrat, there is a great number of small churches and chapels, some of them abandoned.
When we arrive in Montserrat, we will take the cogwheel train up to the monastery, so you can enjoy the great views of the mountain. Once in the monastery, we will take you on a 30 minutes guided tour so you can visit the basilica and la “Moreneta”. Meet your mountain expert guide and start walking one of the most important paths in Montserrat that will lead you to the small chapel called Santa Cova. This is the place where the Black Madonna was found. The way is easy to follow and has spectacular views. At the end of the tour you will be given some free time to enjoy the place at your own peace.
- Cogwheel train ride up and down
- Access to “la Moreneta”
- Pick up and drop off at the hotel in Barcelona city
- Taste of 4 typical liquors of the area
- Entrance to the audio visual exhibition in Montserrat “Espai Audio visual Montserrat”
- Please, it is mandatory to inform at least 48h before the start of the tour in which hotel/apartment you will stay, in order to pick you up.
- This tour takes place under any weather condition.
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