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Montserrat Morning Tour From Barcelona by Mariamichelle
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Montserrat Morning Tour From Barcelona

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WHY YOU SHOULD GO

Spend the morning at Montserrat Mountain on this tour from Barcelona. Check out the Basilica de Montserrat, taste 4 liquors made by the monks and more

Highlights

  • Montserrat mountain is special for its rocks shape that remind of a human and animal appearance.
  • The Basilica de Montserrat holds the Montserrat Virgin, known as La Moreneta (the Black Virgin), which is the patron saint of Catalonia.
  • L’Escolania, the children’s choir, takes part in the sanctuary prayers with sacred music.
  • Breathtaking views of this natural park and towns around are enjoyed from the mountain.

Inclusions

  • Air conditioned motor coach.
  • Bilingual Official guide.
  • Taste of 4 typical liquors. Handmade by the monks of the monastery.
  • Entrance to the audiovisual exhibition in Montserrat “Espai Audiovisual Montserrat”. The exhibition is based on three fundamental pillars: mountain, monastery and sanctuary. It explains to its visitors the history, natural creation and significance of this pilgrimage site.

Exclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Other services not specified.

Please Note

  • Starting Time: 09:15 AM / Check-in Time: 09:00 AM
  • Correct dress code is requested to enter the Basilica at Montserrat. It is not permitted to enter with tank tops, strapless shirts, short shorts or sandals.
  • Please be aware that some walking is included during this tour, please come prepared and we recommend wearing comfortable clothes and shoes.
  • At Montserrat there is a mountains climate, depending on the season you will need clothes protecting you from the rain and/or cold.
  • This tour is bilingual.

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Jun 23 2018
The tour was too short and was not explained well. The bus ac was so hot.
May 25 2018
Easy drive in a comfortable coach from Barcelona to Montserrat. The bluetooth headsets were great and the guide very knowledgeable.
Apr 20 2018
Once again gray line did a good job and we enjoyed the tour very much. We recommend them and will use them again.
Jan 01 2018
good tour informative and interesting
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ITINERARY

Start your half day trip from Barcelona in a comfortable Bus to the mountain of Montserrat which rises majestically to 4,051 feet (1,236 meter). The rocks of Montserrat were formed by natural cement of sand during the centuries. The wind and rain shaped the mountain with strange and varied forms. The popular imagination has seen human or animal shape in some of these peaks, giving those names and inventing legends to explain their fantastic origins. This trip to Montserrat will give you the opportunity to enjoy the wonderful and breathtaking views of the Montserrat Mountain, one of nature’s special creations.

You will visit the Royal Basilica of Montserrat, which holds the famous 12th century Romanesque carving of Verge Moreneta (the Black Madonna). You will be able to see this famous statue of the Black Madonna from a distance. The Benedict sanctuary of Montserrat has been founded in 1025 and provides a mystical backdrop for the Virgin of Montserrat, the patron saint of Catalonia who is enshrined in the monastery's Royal Basilica. The little monastery soon began to receive pilgrims and visitors who contributed to the spread of stories of miracles and wonders performed by the Virgin. Today, Montserrat has been modernized to continue attending to the needs to pilgrims, one thousand years after it was originally founded.

You will be given some free time to visit the audiovisual exhibition about the history and creation of Montserrat. And taste typical liquors of Montserrat.

The Escolania of Montserrat is one of the oldest boys choirs in Europe (XIV Century). On some days the children's choir sings in the monastery and so you may be fortunate enough to catch one of their delightful performances. Their timeframe is subjected to the school calendar and special events of the choir and monastery.
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