Montserrat Monastery Tour from Barcelona

Admire Montserrat’s jaw-dropping mountain range, enjoy skip-the-line monastery tickets, and more!

Travel Flexibly 5 / 5 See All 2 Reviews · 5.00h · Barcelona, Spain

Looking for a seamless way to explore Montserrat while you’re in Barcelona? Join this half-day tour, which includes roundtrip transportation, skip-the-line tickets, and an expert guide to lead the way. Perfect for nature lovers and history buffs alike, admire the breathtaking mountain range of Montserrat and enter the Benedictine monastery. With free time to explore at your leisure, this tour is the perfect break from Barcelona.

  • Half-day Montserrat tour​
  • Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey
  • Breathtaking views
  • The Monastery of Montserrat
  • Free time for exploration
  • Try local delicacies
  • Liquor and pastry tasting
  • Round-trip transportation

Your adventure begins in Barcelona’s Plaça d’Espanya, where your expert guide and fellow group members will be waiting with your comfortable, air conditioned bus. Hop on board and enjoy a calm ride through the countryside as your guide details Montserrat’s fascinating history.

Once you arrive, admire Montserrat’s jaw-dropping scenery as your helpful guide gives a quick orientation. Follow your guide into the Gothic Basilica, where you’ll cruise past the crowds with your skip-the-line tickets.

Montserrat Monastery Tour from Barcelona Description

Your 5-hour tour includes:

  • Expert, local guide

  • Roundtrip transport from Barcelona on air-conditioned bus

  • Skip-the-line tickets to Montserrat Monastery

  • Visit Montserrat Monastery

  • Free time to explore stunning mountain scenery

Early Morning Commute

Your adventure to the unique, rugged landscape of Montserrat begins early in the morning. Meet your friendly guide in Plaça d’Espanya, where they’ll lead you and the rest of your excited group to your air-conditioned bus.

You’ll depart Barcelona at 8:00 am, allowing you to arrive at your destination before the hoards of tourists arrive. The comfortable ride is about an hour long, during which your helpful guide will explain Montserrat’s intriguing history.

Admire a Breathtaking View

Upon your arrival, you’ll be instantly mesmerized by the monastery’s breathtaking setting. The area’s jagged, mountainous landscape is truly unique, as are the panoramic views that surround you. Crystal blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea can be seen to the east, while the looming Pyrenees Mountains in the distance will leave you speechless.

The Monastery of Montserrat

Now that you’ve arrived to this picturesque setting, your guide will give a quick orientation. Afterwards, follow your guide to the Gothic Basilica, found between the looming spires and cliffs that Montserrat is famous for. Breeze past the crowds with your skip-the-line tickets as you enter the Benedictine monastery.

Please note that the Benedictine Monastery is a sacred place, so both men and women must cover their knees and shoulders, otherwise, you may be refused entry to a portion of your Montserrat tour. We understand the summers in Barcelona are hot, so a great alternative is to bring a shawl/sweater to wrap around you when necessary.

Enjoy Free Time to Explore

Following your visit to the Black Madonna, you’ll have free time to explore at your leisure. For an unparalleled view of Montserrat, take a cable car ride above the mountainous landscape to admire the rugged scenery from above.

Otherwise, history buffs can take part in an interactive and immersive historical exhibition to learn more about the history of Montserrat.

For art lovers, there’s a wonderful museum of contemporary art, housing impressive works by Monet, Picasso, and Dalí.

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Ashley Scott

Loved our tour guide!

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kevin w smith

We were attracted to getting there before the crowds as the promo outlined. It worked well great guide great transport and informative guide

Frequently Asked Questions

What to bring?

Be sure to wear sunscreen and comfortable shoes!

What to bring?

Be sure to wear sunscreen and comfortable shoes!

Is this tour run by The Tour Guy?

No, this tour is operated by one of our trusted and vetted partners in Barcelona.

What if I have concerns about my mobility on this tour?

Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate wheelchair or motorized scooter users on this group tour, as we do not have access to life and ramps.

Is there a dress code to enter the religious sites on this tour?

We ask both men and women to cover knees and shoulders, otherwise the Monastery might refuse entry and you’ll miss out on a portion of your tour. We understand the summers in Barcelona can be hot, so a great alternative is to bring a shawl/scarf/sweater with you. That way you can cover your knees and shoulders when necessary.

Is lunch included in the price of the tour?

No, but you will be treated to samples of local delicacies, including cheeses, cured meats, honey, and a pastry tasting.

Can I bring my kids and do I have to pay for them?

Kids are welcome on this tour, and infants under 1 may join for free.

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