Discover Montserrat with our Montserrat Half Day Tour: Montserrat is more than a mountain. It’s more than a monastery, too. In fact, it is the cultural and spiritual center of Catalonia. And it has been for over 1,000 years.
Join us for a Montserrat Half Day Tour of one of Catalonia’s most treasured landmarks. Discover the magic for yourself!
What does our Montserrat Half Day Tour include?
Montserrat Half Day Tour: Discover the Mountain
Firstly, there is the mountain itself. 50 million years of history, so yes, there’s a lot to see. Start with the unique shapes that give the mountain its name. And discover why, 2000 feet above sea level, there are smooth river stones in the rock. It is a microclimate in itself. Therefore, learn about the indigenous flora and fauna. This includes local plants to the sheep and goat herds that once roamed freely. And of course, what the mountain provides people shall use. So step right up and sample some of the local products, like cheese, honey and local liquors.
Montserrat Monastery and La Moreneta (The Black Virgin)
The Monastery of Montserrat has been at the center of Catalan culture since its inception. Start with a Guided tour to the Monastery. Of utmost importance here you will discover the Black Virgin (La Moreneta). In addition, listen to the Escolania, the oldest boys choir in Europe.
Walking Montserrat’s paths and visit the Holy Cave
On this half day tour you can also stretch your legs. For example, take a hike down to the Holy Cave. This is where the Moreneta was originally found over 1000 years ago. Furthermore, the path to the cave is a sight in itself. That´s because it is the Path of The Rosary. Of particular interest are the modernista statues.
Other options you can also include in your Montserrat Mountain half day tour
To complete your day tour, you can add some of the following options:
- Take the Aeri (cable car) for spectacular panoramic views or the cremallera (cog rail train) for a more traditional experience.
- Add an extra hour and enjoy the Collbato Caves. Delve into the history of the mountain itself, as well as some local legends!
- Finally, extend the tour and enjoy a Hiking Tour! Check out our Montserrat Mountain Hiking Tour for more information.