Private Tour - Montserrat Monastery

Enjoy a day trip out of town and visit the picturesque Monastery of Montserrat situated in an iconic mountain. We will take care of the whole logistics so lay back and join us!

Believing in the most sustainable means of transportation we will take the train to Montserrat where we go up the mountain using the historic cable car. You will learn about the Benedictine monastery with its more than 1000 years of history and also listen to the world famous Boys´ Choir that has been existing for more than 500 years and is one of the oldest in Europe!

We will also go up to the top using the funicular and enjoy great panoramic photo moments before walking back down to the monastery.
During the day you will learn a lot about local history and legends.

Before returning to Barcelona we will also walk to a truly amazing spot: a chapel in the mountain!

So join us on this fascinating trip to the monastery on the iconic mountain!

About the host: We left Germany 18 years ago and have been living in Barcelona for more than 8 years. We are experienced world traveller having visited 40 countries on all continents. When coming to Barcelona we developed a passion for its architecture, the rich history and the many legends that can be found all over the city. Turning our passion into a profession we became tour guides and founded The Barcelona Feeling, specialising in small/private groups, off the beaten path tours and historic walking routes. So join us and discover your own Barcelona Feeling!
Experience/Tour Type: Group (Meet other travelers)
Language(s):
Catalan
Chinese (Cantonese)
Chinese (Mandarin)
Dutch
English
French
German
Greek
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Polish
Portuguese
Russian
Spanish
Turkish
Ukranian
Vietnamese
Times & dates available: Daily, 8:00h
Duration (hours): 8.0
Maximum number of people: 6
Testimonials: "Unforgettable private tour for our family! Montserrat has so much to explore. Our guide, Christian, was amazing. Besides being fluent in 3 languages, he helped determine what parts of Montserrat would be the most interesting to our family and took us to some of the places that not all tourists go. Seeing the actual small chapel built into the cliff where the Black Madonna miracle occurred was a highlight. Along the way, he stopped to explain some of the history, architecture, and local legends that made it all make sense. It was a hot day and a lot of hills to get to the chapel and we had 2 kids and our 76 year old mother with us, but the guide stopped often to let her rest so she could enjoy the day, and he very carefully planned out the time knowing how long different sites would take to see. The things we learned from him that one day, we were referring to the rest of our vacation: 'Look! There's a replica of the Black Madonna!' 'Look, there's the 4 red stripes of the Catalonian flag our guide from Montserrat told us about!' etc... He made the information fun and interesting and we will always look back on this as one of the best parts of our trip."
Highlights: Spend a full day in the Mountain of Montserrat; See the Monastery and listen to the famous Boys Choir; Go up to the top and enjoy amazing panoramic views; Walk to a chapel in the mountain
Included in experience: Train Tickets; Tickets for the cable car & funicular; Guide for the full day
Please bring: Good walking shoes