Montserrat is our most famous mountain with spectacular rock formations as well as the spiritual center of Catalonia.
Located just 59 km / 37 miles away from Barcelona, we will drive up 740 m / 2400 feet high contemplating the stunning rock formations that erosion has caused along the millions of years, a breath-taking landscape…
This is one of the perfect day tours outside Barcelona when you have available just half a day.
What is Montserrat famous for?
In 1025, Abbot Oliba founded a Benedictine monastery in Montserrat mountain. 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 statue that shepherds had found in a little cave years before.
The image of Our Lady of Montserrat, popularly known as La Moreneta (the Dark One), due to the dark color of Her skin, is a truly beautiful 12th century Romanesque statue proclaimed Patron Saint of Catalonia in 1881.
This Sanctuary is more than a place of worship, it has always symbolised the identity of Catalan people.
What is there to see in Montserrat?
✓ Visit the Basilica where the black Madonna (Dark Virgin) of Montserrat is (our Catalonia´s patron saint and national symbol).
✓ Listen to “La Escolania” the boys’ choir (the oldest in Europe) ,who performs every day at 1 pm for 10 minutes ( 12 noon on Sundays) , except Saturdays and holidays.
✓ Admire the art collection in the Montserrat Museum ( entrance ticket not included in the tour, 8€ per person).
✓ Do some easy hiking in some of the mountain´s trails.
✓ Enjoy and take pictures of the amazing rocks.
✓ Take the Saint Joan´s Funicular to admire the Monastery from one of the highest points of the Massif ( ticket not included in the tour).
Tour price and tour duration:
We have two options to visit Montserrat: