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Best of Montserrat

Nature & spirituality

Best of Montserrat

This memorable 5-hour chauffeured tour combines unique prehistoric rocky landscapes with a medieval monastery where the community of Benedictine Catholic monks and the altar boys choir, Escolania de Montserrat, perform during church services. This tour also visits the inspiring Cripta Güell by architect Gaudí, on the way to Montserrat. If you want to visit the Museum of Montserrat, take the gondola up to the hill and enjoy the gastronomy of Montserrat we recommend the 7-hour tour.

Sites covered in 5 hours:

You will enjoy:

  • visit to the Basilica of Santa Maria de Montserrat and listen to the choir
  • short hiking tour with the best views
  • visit to Cripta Güell by Antoni Gaudí

Sites covered in 7 hours:

all the above plus:

  • Museum of Montserrat (Catalan Art)
  • gondola up to the hill and longer walk with the best views
  • some time for snacks / quick lunch

Not necessarily. We will visit sites in the most efficient and logical order, customized to take into account your hotel’s location, where you’d like the tour to finish, and the best timing to avoid crowds.

The tour takes place rain or shine. The weather in Montserrat is very pleasant, never extremely hot or cold. However, we do get occasional rain, mostly March to May and October to November and since it is higher than Barcelona it might be cooler than in the city. Check the weather forecast before the tour and be prepared to enjoy your time in Montserrat, rain or shine. In case of heavy wind or rain the hiking part won’t be done.

Of course! With young children, we may limit the number of site visits and take short breaks to enjoy an ice cream. (Adults can request these little breaks as well!)

The boys choir sings Sunday to Friday in the early afternoon and in the evening as part of their regular prayers with the monks. They do not sing on Saturdays/ school holidays.

Yes. If you would like to hike in Montserrat, please let us know. We offer different hiking options depending on your physical condition and the time of your visit.

Yes. Please let us know if you would like to attend a ceremony when booking so we can properly schedule and adapt the tour to your needs.

Yes, it is, but please note that there might be some other people there as well, especially in the high season (spring and summer) and in the mornings. In this case it is better to schedule the tour in the afternoon.

The monastery asks female visitors to cover their shoulders inside of the church and not wear shorts or miniskirts. If you are visiting Barcelona in the summer time, just make sure to bring a scarf to cover your shoulders in the church, and avoid wearing shorts that day.

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