Montserrat's Mountains, Monastery and Basilica

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Tour Number

Activity Level

127207


Categories

Adventure / Active, Day Trip / Out of Town, Religious Heritage, Shopping

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. According to our legislation to carry children safetly by a vehicle must be seated on children seat. If is your case, please let us know in advance the children's age, size and weight to accommodate the children seat. Children are more than welcome to the tour.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4

Language(s)

explanation

Catalan (fluent), English (fluent), Spanish (fluent)

Private Tour with MiniVan.


Montserrat, the Natural Park is a multi-peaked mountain shaped by the wind and rain and that is where it's name comes from, as it looks like a saw, the serrated mountain.

Almost to the top we find Santa Maria de Montserrat, the monastery, Catalonia's most important religious retreat. Inside the Basilica we can see the astonishing stained glass and the Virgin of Montserrat "La Moreneta" (the black virgin), is Catalonia's Virgin.

Montserrat is an inspiration for Gaudi than he adapts in Casa Batlló and La Pedrera.

Note:

For those that would like to hear the Choir boys, or take the funicular and hike in the Mountain please let me know and I will customize a tour for you with more time.

If you would like a less crowded ambient book this tour for the afternoon.

Itinerary

Montserrat is about one hour drive, where we will see all the growing towns on Barcelona's outskirts, where many Barcelonias have move to live.

Once we reach the bottom of the mountain we will drive from the back to the front, to see a great scenery drive of the Mountain.

When we reach the Parking, we will walk to one of the best birdpoint views of the region about 750 meter (3000 ft) high from the sea side level and and overall look of the area, then we will pass by a local stores where you can sample local food like cheese, liquores, figcakes, membrillo (Quince), etc.

We will then visit the Monastery and the Basilica.

Back to Barcelona.

Note:

If you like to take the funicular and hike in the Mountain please let me know and I will customize a tour for you with more time.

If you would like a less crowded ambient book this tour for the afternoon.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Hotel, Suggested by Guide: For those at the cruise port. the meeting point would be Christopher Columbus Statue/Round about. Can get there by 5 minutes taxi ride, cost aprox 10 euros or Bus T3, 3 euros return tickets. Some cruise lines have shuttle bus to Grand Marina Hotel/World trade Center, 5 minutes walk to Christopher Columbus statue.

Duration: 4 hours

Transportation

Mini Van type car with air-conditioning with four individual seats and driver's seat.

What’s Included

Other: - Guide Service.

- Car and petrol.

- Tolls and parkings.

- Also includes a series of photograph taken by me as a professional photographer of you and your family or group as a keepsake if you like.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

5 Euros - For drinks.

What’s Extra

Other: - Any tickets.

A Recent Review of this tour

This was an excellent tour by Francisco. A fantastic 4 hours as Francisco is very knowledgable about Madrid, Monserrat, and the surrounding area. In addition, the pictures he took we're great ...much better than we would have taken with our phones.
Dennis Hirotsu

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  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    127207


    Categories

    Adventure / Active, Day Trip / Out of Town, Religious Heritage, Shopping

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes. According to our legislation to carry children safetly by a vehicle must be seated on children seat. If is your case, please let us know in advance the children's age, size and weight to accommodate the children seat. Children are more than welcome to the tour.

    Friendly: No.

    Maximum travelers: 4

    Language(s)

    explanation

    Catalan (fluent), English (fluent), Spanish (fluent)

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