Montserrat Afternoon Tour with Cog-Wheel Train
Highlights / General details
Start your half day trip from Barcelona in a comfortable Bus to the mountain of Montserrat which rises majestically to 4,051 feet (1,236 meters). You will go up to Montserrat with Cog – Wheel Train which leaves you in the middle of the Monastery. It is a 15-minute trip with a privileged and spectacular view of the mountain. The train has panoramic windows which make the actual journey an interesting attraction. The trains are air-conditioned and they are completely wheelchair-friendly.
The rocks of Montserrat formed by natural cement of sand during the centuries affected by the wind and rain which shaped the mountain with strange and varied forms. The popular imagination has seen human or animal shape in some of these peaks, giving them names and inventing legends to explain their fantastic origins. You will visit the Royal Basilica of Montserrat, which holds the famous 12th century Romanesque carving of Virgen Moreneta, the Black Virgin. The Benedictine sanctuary of Montserrat was founded on 1025 and provides a mystical backdrop for the Virgin of Montserrat, the patron saint of Catalonia who is enshrined in the monastery's Royal Basilica. The little monastery soon began to receive pilgrims and visitors who contributed to the spread of stories of miracles and wonders performed by the Virgin.
Today, Montserrat has been modernized to continue attending to the needs to pilgrims one thousand years after it was originally founded.
Multilingual Official Guide; Transport by Air-Conditioned Coach; Cog-Wheel Train; Tasting of 4 Liquors of Montserrat; Entrance to the Audiovisual “Espai Audiovisual Montserrat”.
Hotel pick-up and drop-off; Meals; Other services not specified; Gratuity.
Hours of operation
Departs daily (March 19 - October 31) at 3:00pm; Departs Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (November - March) at 2:30pm.
Approximately 4.5 hours.
This tour departs from and returns to Balmes st nº 5, Barcelona.
All tours are bilingual (English and Spanish).
Correct dress code is requested for entrance to the Basilica at Montserrat. No tank tops, strapless shirts, short shorts or sandals will be accepted.
Please be aware that the tour includes Walking Tours, we kindly advise you to use comfortable clothes and shoes and come prepared for some walking.
At Montserrat, there is a mountains climate. Depending on the season, you will need clothes to protect you from rain and/or cold.
Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.
**All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**