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Montserrat Morning Tour in Mandarin Chinese

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Discover one of the most mystic Catalan wonders on this half day tour. Visit the Black Madonna known as La Moreneta in the Basilica. 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

  • Come visit this multi-peaked rocky range formed by the wind and rain. The popular imagination has seen various human and animal figures and named them accordingly.
  • The Basilica of Montserrat holds the Montserrat Virgin known as La Moreneta (the Black Madonna), patron Saint of Catalonia.
  • You will be delighted to hear l’Escolania (the Boys Choir), who takes part in the sanctuary prayers singing sacred pieces (performances subject to the school calendar).
  • Breathtaking views of the natural park and surrounding small towns are enjoyed from the mountain.

Included

  • Transportation on an air conditioned coach.
  • Monolingual guided tour in Mandarin Chinese.
  • Radio guide system.
  • Taste of 4 typical liquors of the area.
  • Entrance to the audio visual exhibition in Montserrat “Espai Audio visual Montserrat”. Exhibition based on three fundamental pillars: the mountain, the monastery and the sanctuary.
  • Discounts for 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

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Other services not specified.
  • Food and drinks, unless specified.

Please Note

  • Starting Time: 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.
  • Please note this is a walking tour on arrival at the site. Wear appropriate attire.
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
  • Please check the schedule for the facilities you wish to visit at the site.
  • Please note: Radio guide system is offered to groups of more than 5 people.
  • Duration: 5 and a half hours (transportation included).
  • No shows will not be refunded.
  • Queues to see the Black Madonna may occur depending on season.

Restrictions

  • No shows will not be refunded.

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 / i[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, popularity of which comes from the legend of the miraculous apparition of the 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.

What to visit in Montserrat?

* La Moreneta: the most popular option, both for the locals and the foreigners. Depending on the time of the year there can be a long queue.
* Escolanía: one of the oldest Boys Choir in Europe. They usually have concerts on weekdays at 13:00. It is recommended to consult the timetable.
* Museum: wide variety of archeological and an art gallery with works from medieval times to avant-garde. The entrance to the museum is not included in the tour. Time to visit approximately two hours.
* Funicular of Sant Joan and funicular of the Santa Cova: The funiculars offer the possibility of get to different points of the mountain. The price of the tickets are not included in the tour and it is recommended to consult the timetable.
* Hiking routes: The Mountain has many hiking routes. The routes are long and it can take hours to finish them. A good option is to walk to the cross of Sant Miguel (approximately 15 minutes away from the monastery), it offers one of the best panoramic views of the mountain and the monastery.

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