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Montserrat Royal Basilica Half-Day Trip from Barcelona

  • Explore Montserrat independently on a coach trip from Barcelona
  • Free time to view the basilica, Black Madonna, grotto, and more
  • Hear the Escolania boys’ choir (if performing) and taste liquor made on site
Montserrat Royal Basilica Half-Day Trip from Barcelona
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Montserrat Royal Basilica Morning Half-Day Trip from Barcelona with a bilingual language-speaking guide
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Montserrat Royal Basilica Morning Half-Day Trip from Barcelona with a bilingual language-speaking guide
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On this trip to Montserrat Monastery, you’ll enjoy the convenience of included round-trip coach travel from Barcelona, along with the freedom to explore the Benedictine abbey independently. On the 5.5-hour experience you’ll see the basilica—dramatically set into the rocks—Black Madonna, grotto, and audio-visual museum and enjoy panoramic views. Entry to the basilica and audio-visual museum is included.

What to Expect

Join your guide and board an air-conditioned coach in central Barcelona for a drive up the mountain of Montserrat, admiring its saw-toothed peaks. Along the way, hear about Montserrat’s Royal Basilica and Monastery, famous as the home of the Black Madonna (La Moreneta), a revered 12th century statue of the Virgin Mary.

On arrival, savor the panoramas over Barcelona and the countryside, and after an introduction to Montserrat, explore as you want. Admire the basilica inside and out, see and learn about the Black Madonna, and, if time allows, climb to the grotto where it’s believed the statue was found.

Enjoy entry to Montserrat’s audio-visual museum, and choose to sample and purchase the monastery’s homemade liquors at the gift shop. Depending on the date of your visit, you may also hear a recital by Montserrat’s acclaimed Escolania boys’ choir.

Your trip concludes with a coach drop-off back in central Barcelona.

Reviews (1,315)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Montserrat half-day - Don't do it with Julia

Monserrat is definitely worth the visit, but I would recommend doing it on your own with a rental car. The half-day trip was 1 hour shorter than advertised (maybe we got lucky and the traffic was good) and you only get 2.5h at the monastery....More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Martin K
Edgar W, Director General at Julia Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Martin K, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience on our Montserrat tour. With regards to your commentaries I must admit Montserrat is a very popular site for locals and tourists alike. However, we strongly believe our half day tour gives...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the beautiful scenery along with our guide, she was very nice towards the tour group. She was highly knowledgeable about the location, history and surroundings. We were able to have our own free time which was very nice!!!! A must see when in...More

Thank alejandracolpa91
Reviewed 10 December 2018
great visit

Amazing guide tour. Montserrat worth it. This place was really cute and charming, Our guide tour gave us a lot of valuable insights .

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Melanie R
Reviewed 17 October 2018
Fantastic Trip and Excellent Tour Guide!

My wife and I have been blessed with the ability to do a lot of traveling but I do not think I have ever been to a place as impressive as the Monserrat Monastery! The location is at the top of a steep mountain. The...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Tom1021
Reviewed 14 October 2018
A must do

True, you don't need a tour to do this but you have to go. Really worth it. Just walking around, looking at the scenery and for sure visit the Basilica.

Date of experience: October 2018
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2 December 2018|
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Response from Tom1021 | Reviewed this property |
HI Alejandro, I do not know what Julia Tours' refund policy is but unless something very bad happens, I would not expect them to give you a refund. I suggest you check with them about their refund policy and what would... More
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Response from 656mauricei | Reviewed this property |
If I remember correctly, you should be back at around 3:30 pm
31 August 2018|
Response from 656mauricei | Reviewed this property |
Hello, the pick up point is at Julia Travel’s office in Balmes street near Plaça Catalunya. You’ll have to check-in there (at the office), then a guide will take the group towards the bus.