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Half Day Trip to Montserrat from Barcelona

Discover the stunning Montserrat on this 5.5-hour tour departing and returning to Barcelona

ABOUT THE Half Day Trip to Montserrat from Barcelona

This tour is operated by our partner Julià Travel.


Montserrat, only one hour from Barcelona, is a must-see destination for any visitor to Catalonia. With its famous monastery, jaw-dropping scenery, and even a winery housed in a 10th Century castle, this is a stunning half-day trip from Barcelona.


5.5-hour Half-Day Trip to Montserrat - SANDEMANs special price: €39 (normal price €55)


Discover Montserrat

Take a morning coach ride from central Barcelona to the dramatic scenery of beautiful Montserrat, admiring the jagged, “serrated” mountain vistas that give the area its Catalan name. A National Park since 1987, Montserrat’s rocky terrain and stunning natural heritage feel worlds away from cosmopolitan Barcelona and provide the perfect day trip from the hustle and bustle of the city. 

Monks and Miracles

Perched atop the cliffs is the monastery of Santa Maria de Montserrat, an 11th Century Benedictine abbey where over 70 monks still live and practice today. Join your local guide to explore the beautiful Basilica, with its Gothic and Renaissance features and rich collection of paintings and mosaics, which also houses Montserrat’s most important artefact, “La Moreneta”, or Black Madonna. Learn about the legend of the miraculous apparition of the Madonna and Child in the cave of Santa Cova and discover why Montserrat is one of the most important sites of religious worship in Catalonia. 

Walks and Wine

Use your free time after seeing the monastery to wander along some of the stunning walking trails and discover some of the many smaller chapels in the area. Don’t miss the opportunity to taste local wines and the special herbal liqueur of Montserrat, or check out the audiovisual exhibition for even more insight into this fascinating area.

Upgrade option

If you are visiting during the week, take the chance to upgrade your ticket to include access to the Basilica while the world-famous Montserrat Boys’ Choir is singing. One of the oldest boys’ choirs in Europe, their beautiful voices can be heard from Monday - Friday at 13:00. This upgrade option also includes a skip-the-line ticket to see the Black Madonna.

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Your Half Day Trip to Monsterrat starts at the Julià Travel office, Carrer d'Alí Bei 80. Inside Estació del Nord, ground floor, in front of platform 19

  • Gaze at the awe-inspiring scenery of Montserrat, whose distinctive jagged peaks loom over the Catalan countryside
  • Discover the ancient monastery of Santa Maria de Montserrat, still housing an active community of monks today
  • Learn about the Basilica of Montserrat with your expert guide and hear about the legend of the Black Madonna before admiring this important wooden statue yourself
  • Explore the stunning walking trails and views of this incredible National Park
  • Sample local wines, liqueurs and delicacies - don’t forget to take some home with you!
  • Take the opportunity to hear the Montserrat Boys’ Choir with an upgraded ticket



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Inclusions & exclusions
What’s included
  • Transportation on an air-conditioned coach
  • Radio guide system
  • Taste of 4 typical liquors of the area
  • Entrance to the audiovisual exhibition in Montserrat “Espai Audiovisual Montserrat”
  • Discounts on some of the main attractions
  • Optional upgrade: access to the boys' choir (l'Escolania) and skip-the-line ticket to the Black Madonna
What’s not included
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Additional Information
  • This activity is operated by our partner Julià Travel. This experience is not provided by us, but has been chosen by our specialists from an array of offers based on their quality and value, and have been tested thoroughly by them. In case of cancellations and refunds, Julià Travel's corresponding policy will apply
  • A dress code is required to enter the Abbey of Montserrat. Knees and shoulders must be covered. No flip flops permitted
  • Tour operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please note this is a walking tour on arrival in Montserrat
  • The duration of the tour (5.5 hours) includes transportation
  • Please check the schedule for the facilities you wish to visit at the site
  • Queues to see the Black Madonna may occur depending on season
  • No shows will not be refunded, so please make sure you arrive at the Julià Travel office at least 10 minutes before the tour starts
The tour starts at Julià Travel office (Carrer d'Alí Bei 80) Open in Google Maps
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