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Montserrat Tour with Skip-the-Line to The Black Madonna

By Julia Travel - Gray Line Spain
Price is £47per adult


Free cancellation available
4h 30m+
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Multiple languages
Cleanliness and safety

Cleaning and safety practices

Masks required
Contactless tickets
Vehicles and venues disinfected


  • One of the most important pilgrimage sites of Catalonia
  • 12th-century Black Virgin sculpture at the Royal Basilica
  • Home to L'Escolania, one of oldest boys' choirs in Europe
  • Informative audiovisual exhibition on history of the site
  • Montserrat monastery, considered a source of Catalan pride

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Tour with Cog-wheel Train

Free cancellation
4h 30m
Drinks only

Live Commentary in English and a second language.

Languages available

language for Tour with Cog-wheel Train, offer 1

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Price is £46.80 per ticket, price for 1 Adult is £46.80


Price is £46.80

What's included, what's not

  • Guided tour of Montserrat
  • Entrance to the audio visual exhibition in Montserrat
  • Liqueur tastings
  • Return transport to and from central Barcelona via air-conditioned coach
  • Discounts for some of the main attractions
  • Radio guide system
  • The afternoon option includes Montserrat Rack Railway
  • Food and drinks not listed as inclusions
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Know before you book

  • Children 3 and younger are complimentary.
  • You must be able to climb and descend stairs and to walk on unpaved or uneven terrain.
  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.
  • The duration of the tour includes the return to the destination.
  • This tour will have a maximum of 25 travellers per guide.
  • Upgrade your experience with the option that includes the access to the basilica when the Boys’ Choir is singing

What you can expect

Leave our office in central Barcelona on an air-conditioned coach towards Montserrat. After a 1h drive on the highway, board the cog-wheel train up the mountain and enjoy the amazing views over the area. Admire the Mountain’s peculiar morphology, which comes from the Catalan words Mont (mountain) and Serrat (serrated). World-famous for its rocky geography, Montserrat beautiful scenery was declared National Park in 1987 to protect its natural and cultural wealth.

Follow your local guide through the site and learn about the history and architectural style of the Monastery. A community of 80 monks currently lives and follow the rule of Saint Benedict in Montserrat. Autumn in love with the Gothic and Renaissance details of the basilica and sanctuary. Learn about the legend of the miraculous apparition of the Madonna and Child in the cave of Santa Cova.To this day their wood carving is kept in the Church of the monastery, which you will be able to visit. The figure is popularly known as La Moreneta(The Black Madonna) as a result of a varnish reaction.

Besides the main area, there are a great number of small churches and trails you can follow. You will be given free time to taste the finest liquors, shop for locally produced treats or visit the audio visual exhibition once our guided tour finishes.

Upgrade your experience with the option that includes the access to the basilica when the Boys’ Choir is singing. This is one of the oldest Boys’ Choir in Europe, and they sing every day form Monday to Friday at 13:00h. This option also includes the skip the line to the Black Madonna, “La Moreneta”.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

  • High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants

Social distancing

  • Contactless ticket redemption
  • Social distancing measures in place
  • Protective shields in place at main contact areas

Safety measures

  • Personal protective equipment worn by staff
  • Temperature checks given to staff
  • Masks required
  • Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners


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Activity Location

  • Santa Maria of Montserrat Abbey
  • Abadia de Montserrat
  • Montserrat Cataluña 08199

Meeting/Redemption Point

    • Julia Travel Office
    • 54 Carrer d'Alí Bei
    • Barcelona Catalunya 08013

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