It is no wonder that Montserrat, the mountain overlooking Barcelona with its strangely shaped rocks, is the spiritual heart of Catalonia:its appearance leaves you speechless and an aura of mystique surrounds this place that for centuries has been the center of legends and veneration.
The "serrated mountain", so called because of its peaks that look like the teeth of a gigantic saw, reaches 1236 m above sea level and is the ideal place for long walks in the woods to discover the hermitages built by monks in remote areas above the monastery, where the Virgin is still venerated ( the famous Moreneta).
In the Basilica, it is possible to hear the Escolania, the choir singing the Salve Regina and Virolai (the anthem of Montserrat). This is an important school of singing founded in the fourteenth century and renowned for her angelic voices. (except on Saturdays and holidays)
The Montserrat monastery museum houses important works of famous painters such as Tiepolo, Caravaggio, Jordan, Greek, Dali, Picasso, Monet, Degas and Pissarro, as well as a collection of gold and silver liturgical, archaeological finds and gifts to the Virgin.
During this memorable 5-hour chauffeured guided tour you will embrace the spiritual and historical importance of this site, visiting the Basilica where the Black Virgin is still venerated (the famous Moreneta) or listen to the famous boys choir- one of the oldest in Europe, performing during church services.
If interested, we could get a funicular, enjoy panoramic vistas or take an easy walk.
Would you like to experience a daytrip out of Barcelona, combining the visit of the outstanding mountain of Montserrat and enjoying a great lunch by the Mediterranean Sea? That’s definitely an experience that you will never forget!
Accompanied by your private driver and local guide, after bit less than one hour from Barcelona, you will reach the sacred mountain of Montserrat. Marvel at its unique surroundings and nature and be impressed by its breathtaking views.
It’s not a surprise that cultural tourists, nature lovers, pilgrims, hikers, all come to visit Montserrat.
While heading to Sitges, you will gain a valuable insight into the rich history and culture of Sitges. Stroll through the labyrinth of shady side streets, gaze at the modernist buildings and understand why Sitges was considered to be the cradle of the Modernism.
Enjoy a leisurely lunch on the beachfront or take a refreshing dip into the undulating waves of the sea. All at your own pace, we will be able to customize your perfect tour, just relax and enjoy it!
You will find many hiking routes of different level and difficulty, from an easy one to the Hermit of Saint Joan to to the most challenging one, leading to the mountain’s tallest peak of Sant Jeroni.