Why do our customers book this tour?
- Stay in Montserrat when almost everyone leaves, so you can take in the spirituali and inspiring moments Montserrat has to offer
- Take your time to walk and enjoy the views, listen to the choir and visit the museum
- You will understand what is so special about Montserrat mountain and why both religious and non religious locals keep Montserrat so close to their hearts
- Vespers – Salve Regina and Motet by the Escolania boy’s Choir, except Fridays, by the monks
- Take in the historical and cultural meaning of Montserrat and its Monastery with the visit to the museum and audiovisual
- Sant Joan Funicular or Santa Cova Funicular- so you can admire the views and walk down
- Dress a bit warmer for Montserrat. It is colder than Barcelona city.
- The Escolania children’s choir sings in the evening on school dates from Monday to Thursday, together with Montserrat monks. On Fridays you can also listen to the Vespers, Salve Regina and Motet, but only by the Montserrat monks.
Montserrat mountain is a place of wonder. You are just about an hour from Barcelona, and yet, you’re so far away! For those who want to get the meaning, history and nature of the place, you will want to stay some extra time. And I’m not talking about a long day together with the crowds. I mean that you should get there in the evening and spend the night Montserrat’s nice and friendly hotel.
This is a magical experience, especially for those who like to set their own pace, not feel rushed and have the time to discover everything that Montserrat has to offer.
You will join Montserrat tour in the afternoon. It will give some orientation and an insight of all that you can do in Montserrat. During the free time, the guide will accompany you for the check in of the hotel, give you all the information and how to meet the guide and tour on the following day.
You are then free to follow your own will. It will be around 6 pm and you will see that it is less hectic than when you arrived. This is when you want to travel back to the medieval times and feel the spirituality of Montserrat. You can walk to the monastery, where there is still a community of 70 monks that live there. Get close to the Black Madonna with no queues. And the absolute best experience of all: listen to the children’s choir, the Escolania, in the evening. The audience is small and quiet, so the children’s angelical voices will reach to you clearly.
You will stay at a nice friendly hotel in Montserrat, where you will have dinner and breakfast included. The next day, Montserrat won’t be a stranger anymore, and you can plan your day.
You will get to see the audiovisual and the museum, which has some archaeological treasures from ancient Egypt and a beautiful art collection with paintings by Greco, Picasso and Dalí. You can go to the stalls for some locally produced food like honey, jam and cheese. You will have a taste of mató (fresh cheese) in one of the restaurants.
You will take the funicular. From there the whole landscape is at your feet – you see the monastery below and that the mountain is much larger than you had imagined – it’s a great spot for hiking and climbing. To return to the monastery you can either take the funicular or a walk along the beautiful path of Sant Joan (mr Joan) that will take you about 2 hours.
At the end of the day, around 5 pm, you will join the afternoon Montserrat, for a safe and comfortable return to Barcelona.