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2.5-Hour Private Walking Tour Of The Popular Attractions In Montserrat

5.0

(9)

  • Tour Category

    Private Tour

  • Tour Types

    Art, Religious, Architecture

  • Duration

    2.5 Hours

  • Activity Level

    Easy

  • Language

    English

Description

Learn about the Cova Santa, a site of the miraculous apparition of the Virgin Mary. Explore the Benedictine Abbey and marvel at the romanesque doorway to the first Basilica. See the marvellous sculpture works of JM Subirachs and the 12th-century Moreneta (Black Madonna) wooden sculpture. 

Highlights
  • Visit the famous Benedictine Abbey and Byzantine-style Basilica of Montserrat
  • Learn the stories of local legends as we walk through open-air art
  • Explore the Popular Attractions in Montserrat expand_more
    • We will start our experience from the Apostol viewpoint to help you understand the general location of Montserrat in the Catalonian region. From there, the guide will depict the Cova Santa (also known as the Holy Cave), a site of the miraculous apparition of the Virgin Mary, which gave birth to this shrine in the 9th century.
    • The religious history of Montserrat goes hand in hand with its marvellous organic rock landscape, out of which the Benedictine monastery was carved and built in the 11th century. During our visit, you will experience the inside of the Abbey's cloister site from the 15th century and admire the Romanesque doorway to the first Basilica (11th century).
    • Montserrat is also home to plenty of open-air art. During our stroll, we will look at the splendid sculptural works of JM Subirachs (Saint George, Ariada), famous for the Sagrada Familia's Passion Facade. Finally, we will approach the Byzantine-style basilica, which hosts the famous 12th-century Moreneta (Black Madonna) wooden sculpture. All of this and more, decorated with some local legends and stories!

    Optional: A short hike (30min) to St Michael's cross.

What's Included
  • English-speaking tour guide
What's Excluded
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance fees (if applicable)
Meeting Point

Apostol viewpoint

Cancellation Policy

For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -

Refund of 80% of the tour price.
Tour Reviews
  • V

    Venci

    A Spiritual Journey with Mariusz

    The walking tour of Montserrat with Mariusz was a magical experience, taking us to see the stunning Montserrat Monastery and the Black Madonna, while giving us a deeper understanding of the religious significance of this mountain.

  • Rio

    A Historical Discovery with Mariusz

    Mariusz's walking tour of Montserrat was a fascinating journey through history, from the ancient settlements to the present-day monastery, with insights into the region's culture and traditions.

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    Rabia

    A Photographic Expedition with Mariusz

    Mariusz's walking tour of Montserrat was a paradise for photography enthusiasts, with endless opportunities to capture the stunning landscapes, architecture, and people of the region. An experience not to be missed.

  • J

    John

    A real treat for the eyes

    From the breathtaking views to the informative commentary, Mariusz made the tour of Montserrat an unforgettable experience.

  • E

    Emily

    A must-do activity

    Mariusz's walking tour of Montserrat is a must-do activity for anyone visiting Barcelona.

  • M

    Michael

    Worth every penny

    Walking around Montserrat with Mariusz was an invigorating adventure that brought me closer to nature and the mountain's mystique.

  • A

    Amanda

    Admirable landmarks with rich history

    Mariusz's knowledge of the architecture and art of the Basilica de Montserrat added a deeper appreciation of the landmark's significance to my tour.

  • L

    Lauren

    Mix of history, spirituality, and scenic beauty

    The mix of history, spirituality, and scenic beauty on Mariusz's Montserrat tour was a perfect balance that exceeded my expectations.

  • J

    Jason

    Insightful experience

    Mariusz's Montserrat tour was an insightful and delightful experience that I will cherish forever. Highly recommended!

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USD 223 / group
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Total number of people (Min: 1 , Max: 10)