Discover the jewel in Catalonia’s crown before the crowds arrive on this 5-hour private visit to Monserrat. Choose the departing time that better suits you, and enjoy a panoramic tour outside the Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey with your guide and on personalized attention.
With queues regularly forming at the entrance to Montserrat’s Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey, visiting can be tricky. You can beat the crowds and explore at your own pace by selecting to be picked up in the early morning around 7am, The guide will start the guided visit when when we arrive at the Monastery. Relax on route to Montserrat, the famous multi-peaked mountain in Catalonia. Follow your guide on a tour outside the Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey before the crowds arrive, and admire the beautiful gothic and renaissance architecture. Discover archaeological styles influenced by Cyprus, Egypt, Mesopotamia, and Palestine, and marvel at 13th- to 18th- century paintings by famous by artists including Berruguete, Caravaggio, El Greco and Morales. The expert guide will explain in detail all the secrets about the Monastery and his construction, and will tell you why this Monastery is so important in the history of Barcelona. Afterward, travel back to your hotel in Barcelona to conclude your tour.