Let yourself be enchanted by the spectacular mountains of Montserrat, a truly natural spectacle situated about 60 km from the center of Barcelona. Over the centuries, the wind and the rain have forged the mountains into different and spectacular shapes in which you will be able to recognize human and animal forms which will capture your imagination.
The mountain also gives its name to a small hidden Monastery which is famous for the presence of the wonderful Benedictine Abbey of Santa María de Montserrat.
What's included in the Tour
A guided tour of the Monastery of Montserrat;
A guided tour in English and Spanish;
A tasting of the liquors produced inside the Monastery;
Tours are available daily (check on the booking form);
Prices start from €58.00 (check on the booking form);
Fill out the booking form on this page in order to book your Tour of the Monastery of Montserrat.
Choose from one of the different Tours of Montserrat
With the Montserrat Touryou will be able to take advantage of transportation directly from Barcelona and a video-guide about the history of the ancient Monastery (in English and Spanish). You can visit the Benedictine Monastery, the beautiful Abbey of Santa María de Montserrat and admire the famous linear statue of the Black Virgin. In addition to this, you will be able to sample some of the liquors that are produced inside the Monastery. The Tour is available daily throughout the year, with the exception of public holidays and starts at 08:00.
With the Tour of Montserrat Full Day + Brunch you will be able to visit the Monastery of Montserrat, the Basilica of Santa María de Montserrat and the nearby sanctuary of the Black Madonna. On this wonderful tour, which lasts the whole day, transport is also included as well as a lunch with tapas and a glass of Spanish Cava. You will also be able to listen to the wonderful choir which sings hymns live inside the church. The Tour is available setting off at 08:00 in the morning every Monday, Wednesday and Friday throughout the year, with the exception of public holidays.
With the Tour of Montserrat + The small train, you will have direct transport from Barcelona and a video-guide about the history of the ancient Monastery (in English and Spanish). You will be able to enjoy the fabulous natural spectacle of the mountain of Montserrat during your journey on the small train, visit the Monastery, the beautiful Benedictine Abbey and the famous statue of the Black Virgin. In addition to this, you can enjoy sampling some of the liquors that are made inside the Monastery. The Tour is available with a departure time of 15:00 every day except on public holidays.
With the Tour of Montserrat + Torres Winery + Sitges you will be able to enjoy a unique and really special experience. After leaving Barcelona, the first stop on the Tour will be the Torres Winery which is situated in the heart of the Penedés wine region which, for more than 100 years, has produced and exported its wines all over the world. You will be able to visit the vineyards themselves aboard a small train and learn about the growing and harvesting of the grapes before finally having the chance to taste some of these excellent local wines. After that, the Tour carries on to the mountains of Montserrat, the Monastery and the beautiful Benedictine Abbey where you will also be able to sample some of the liquors that are produced at the Monastery. The final part of the tour takes you on to the charming town of Sitges and for those who are interested, you can round off your tour by finding out about the most famous family from Sitges - the Bacardi family whose name is known throughout the world for its rum production. You can learn more about the family whilst you stop off in Sitges. Here you can find out more information about how to make a wonderful mojito! The Tour is available every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday with the exception of public holidays and departs at 08:00.
The Monastery's History
The Benedictine Monastery of Santa María de Montserrat is situated at 720 meters above sea level on the spectacular mountain that bears its name. This setting is really breath-taking as it gives the impression that the majestic mountains are seeking to embrace and protect the Monastery! Legend has it that the sanctuary was built to house the small statue of the Virgin that was found in the year 880 by children who were tending their flocks. Initially, there was an attempt by the parish priest to move the statue but, inexplicably, it became extremely heavy and difficult to transport. Consequently, the priest interpreted this as a sign of the Virgin's desire to remain among the mountains of Montserrat. The statue is now located inside the church and is a touching wooden sculpture which dates back to the twelfth century and represents a black Virgin holding the infant Jesus in her arms.
The bus journey is included in the price of all the Tours of Montserrat
The Benedictine Abbey of Santa María de Montserrat is situated about 60 km from the center of Barcelona. The average journey time for getting to Montserrat is around an hour when travelling under your own steam. If you choose one of our Tours, in other words, to make your visit on a comfortable bus that travels straight to Montserrat, you will save a lot of time because if you decide to use public transport you will have to make several stop overs and the journey time is likely to double!
Visitar la Abadía
La Abadía de Santa María de Montserrat, es una iglesia abierta todas las horas del día. Si quieres acudir a la misa, consulta anticipadamente los horarios pinchando aquí. Además, podrás también escuchar los maravillosos cantos del coro de la Basílica, consultando anticipadamente los horarios en el siguiente link. Se recuerda prestar el máximo respeto en el interior de la iglesia, especialmente durante la celebración de la misa. Será importante respetar el silencio y recordar vestir ropa adecuada al ambiente Sagrado. No se podrán vestir camisetas sin mangas o muy escotadas, pantalones cortos y sandalias.