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Montserrat Morning Tour by Bus from Barcelona

Tour Description
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Discover one of the most mystic Catalan wonders on this half day tour. See the Black Madonna known as La Moreneta in the Basilica of Montserrat. Listen to one of the oldest Boys’ Choir in Europe (depending on schedule). Walk around the sanctuary and imagine the many lives lived by the monks at the site through the centuries

Highlights

  • The Black Madonna: locally known as La Moreneta, this is a figure not to be missed.
  • Boys’ Choir: one of the oldest in Europe. See timetable for scheduled concerts, usually at 1PM.
  • Montserrat Museum: wide variety of archeological artworks from medieval times to avant-garde style. Entrance fee not included on the tour.
  • Funicular of Sant Joan and funicular of Santa Cova: use the Sant Joan funicular to enjoy the panoramic views or reach the cave of La Santa Cova to see the original place of the apparition.

Included

  • Transportation on an air conditioned coach.
  • Tour operated in both Spanish and English.
  • Radio guide system.
  • Taste of 4 typical liquors of the area.
  • Entrance to the audio visual exhibition in Montserrat “Espai Audio visual Montserrat”.
  • Discounts at some of the main attractions:

- 20% off in the Sant Joan Funicular ticket.

- 10% off in the Museum entrance fee.

- 10% off in the buffet restaurant at the “Mirador dels Apostols”.

Excluded

  • Food and drinks, unless specified.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off.

Please Note

  • Starting Time:

- Until 31st March 2020: At 09.15 AM / Check-in Time: 09.00 AM

- From 1st April 2020: At 09.30 AM / Check-in Time: 09.15 AM

  • A dress code is required to enter to the venue. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. No flip flops permitted.
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
  • Please note: Radio guide system is offered to groups of more than 5 people.
  • Please note this is a walking tour on arrival at the site. Wear appropriate attire.
  • No shows will not be refunded.
  • Duration: 5 and a half hours (transportation included).
  • Please check the schedule for the facilities you wish to visit at the site.
  • Queues to see the Black Madonna may occur depending on season.

Essential Information

  • This tour starts from Julià Travel Gray Line Spain office at: Carrer de Balmes nº 5, Barcelona
  • Print your voucher and give it to your guide. E-voucher accepted.
  • Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the tour begins.
  • Contact for Julià Travel Gray Line Spain 0034 93 317 64 54 / [email protected]
  • Cancellation policy: a 100% cancellation penalty applies if cancelled 24 hours or less prior to the travel date or in case of no-show

Board a coach from our office in central Barcelona to the magical mountain of Montserrat. Famous for its peculiar morphology, its name comes from the Catalan words Mont (mountain) and Serrat (serrated). World-famous for its rocky geography, Montserrat beautiful scenery was declared National Park in 1987 to protect its natural and cultural wealth.

Follow your local guide through the site and learn about the history and architectural style of the Monastery. A community of 80 monks currently lives and follow the rule of Saint Benedict in Montserrat. Fall in love with the Gothic and Renaissance details of the basilica and sanctuary. Learn about the legend of the miraculous apparition of the Black Madonna and Child in the cave of Santa Cova. To this day their wood carving is kept in the Church of the monastery, which you will be able to visit. The figure is popularly known as La Moreneta (The Black Madonna) as a result of a varnish reaction.

Besides the main area, there are a great number of small churches and trails you can follow. You will be given free time to taste the finest liquors, shop for locally produced treats or visit the audio visual exhibition once our guided tour finishes.

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