HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
- 8 HOURS.
WHAT IS INCLUDED
- A private licensed guide only for your party.
- Transportation at the Chauffered tour.
- Priority access at all the sights
WHAT IT IS NOT INCLUDED
- Optional visits to the Montserrat Art Museum and Audiovisual.
Certainly, Montserrat is the most popular destination from Barcelona. Not only do foreign visitors enjoy the Montserrat tour but also locals. The Abbey of Montserrat is a monastery full of history located on top of a wonderful mountain, which attracts people worldwide.
During the tour, the guide will explain to you the history of this magnificent temple that was started in 1882, showing you the Nativity and Passion façades, the Museum, and the interior with colorfully stained glass windows and infinite columns, which Gaudi imagined as a forest of palm trees under the light of the stars. You´ll discover all the secrets of this Wonder of the World.
Combine Montserrat and the cave of Saint Ignatius of Loyola in Manresa: If you are a religious person and you are particularly interested in the history of the Jesuits, we highly recommend another of our best selling tours: The Montserrat & Saint Ignatius of Loyola Cave. Read more about it here.
Go small you won’t regret it
Carolina was our guide to Montserrat and under her exceptionally pleasant guidance, we walked to the top and took the funicular railway down. It was quite a nice hike up that apparently few undertake, preferring to take the rail up and walk down as an option. The solitude, vistas, and plant life were beautiful
I can’t say enough positive things about our experience with Carolina and Skip the Line. We were unsure about using a tour guide because we had never used one before, so we waited until we arrived in Barcelona to set something up. They responded immediately and were flexible concerning meeting times. We made an easy payment through PayPal and we were all set up. We met up with Carolina two blocks from where we were staying and she immediately engaged our 6 and 9-year-old kids. We went on to a tour that was incredibly informative from a historical perspective, but also in current events. And, it was great to get the perspective on current events from a local. Carolina was honest AND even-handed. The tour ended with “Certificates of Achievement” in understanding Barcelona for my kids. Skip the Line and Carolina were a highlight of our trip and I highly recommend them.
Best way to start our Trip !!!!
We signed up for the Highlights tour on our first full day in Barcelona and it was the perfect way to start our trip. Carolina was a great and patient guide and she really helped us get our bearings. We saw a few different areas of the city, learned a lot about each neighborhood, and ended up with a great tour of La Sagrada Familia. I highly recommend scheduling a tour with Skip the Line – they were professional, on time, organized, and really fun to hang out with!