Get a dose of history, culture, and nature during this 5-hour tour to Montserrat from Barcelona. With your guide and small group of 8 or less people, explore the Basilica of Montserrat, see the famous 'Black Madonna' icon, and visit the cave where the virgin is rumored to have appeared. Cap off the tour by listening to the beautiful singing of 'La Escalonia de Montserrat,' one of Europe's oldest children's choirs. All transportation and entrance fees are included.
Begin the tour between 8:30am-9:30am, when your driver/guide picks you up from your Barcelona hotel. Drive north into the mountainous countryside for about an hour in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle as you take in the majestic rocky landscapes around you. With your small group of 8 people or less, see Santa Maria de Montserrat – the mountain’s Benedictine monastery – and its 12th-century wooden carving La Moreneta ("The Black Madonna"). Discover the Holy Cave where, according to local legend, the Virgin Mary once appeared and has been a center for pilgrimage and prayer ever since.To cap off the experience, listen to the angelic voices of La Escalonia de Montserrat, one of Europe's oldest children's choirs. Your mountainous adventure concludes around 2:30pm, when you're dropped back off at your Barcelona hotel.