Montserrat Shore Excursion

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Montserrat Shore Excursion

Dive in the Catalan culture myths in a classic visit to the Magic Mountain of Montserrat.

If you have already been in Barcelona or you just want to experience a different perspective of our culture, spend your day in the most mysterious and magical site of Catalonia, the MOUNTAIN OF MONTSERRAT. Thanks to our specialized guide you will immerse in our most rooted cultural myths.

No matter from where you arrive in Barcelona, we will pick you up at your cruise ship or at the airport in a private transport to take the tour that you would expect in order to optimize your time and take advantage of the needs you have.
Don’t worry about your luggage, the lines at the places you want to visit or the tourist crowds. And, of course, be sure you will be back at the place you need to be in time: at your cruise ship, at the airport or at your hotel.

Also called the "Holy Mountain", Montserrat is a unique natural monument that rises majestically to 4000 feet in height. This rocky massif is known for the whimsical shapes of its peaks soaring through the sky, its valleys and caves, giving an appearance of mysterious beauty.

In the mountain, 2380 feet above sea level and surrounded by this magnificent scenery, is located the Benedictine monastery of Santa Maria de Montserrat. Authentic spiritual retreat center for nearly a thousand years of history, visit includes the basilica, where we find the Virgin of Montserrat - the "Black Madonna".
According to legend the virgin appeared in the IX century, giving rise the hermitage of Santa Maria and its worship for centuries. Patron and symbol of Catalonia, now is venerated a XII century Romanesque carving characterized by its unique dark skin, hence the nickname as it is popularly known.

After visiting the monastery, a walking tour of its surroundings will allow us to enjoy the unparalleled views of this privileged environment which was declared a Natural Park in 1987. At the end of this tour, you will discover the Holy Cave, where according to legend appeared the virgin and has since been a center of pilgrimage and prayer.

To conclude, you can enjoy the angelic voices of ‘La Escolania de Montserrat’, one of the oldest children choirs of Europe, who will end with this traditional visit in the heart of Catalonia.

Tour Highlights

  • Natural Park of the Mountain of Montserrat
    Declared Natural Park in 1987, this rocky massif of curious relief is highlighted by the rounded shapes of their beaks. Its natural surroundings, of spectacular and rare beauty, also offer the most mysterious views of Catalonia.
  • Monastery and the "Black Madonna"
    Almost a thousand years of history has this Benedictine abbey, authentic spiritual retreat center and place of pilgrimage in honor of the Virgin of Montserrat. The current image of the "Black Madonna", a wooden carving of the twelfth century, is today a true symbol of Catalan culture.
  • Choir of Montserrat
    One of the oldest choirs singing children of Europe, which has certainty from the fourteenth century. These children participate in liturgical celebrations and community prayer that is made in the basilica

Tour Duration:4-5H - Half day

Group: Max.10 persons

Includes
  • Pick up and drop off anywhere
  • Professional guide
  • Travel by Minivan
  • guided tours of Montserrat
Where?

Montserrat from Barcelona.


Available all the year, not 25-26 December, 1st January

Montserrat Shore Excursion

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