HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
- 6 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
- Entrance fees to sites (you can pay them the day of the tour).
- Taxis and transportation at the walking tour.
Montserrat & St Ignatius of Loyola Cave
One of our most successful tours amongst Jesuits and clients who studied in a Jesuit College or University.
Certainly, Montserrat is the most popular destination from Barcelona. The Abbey of Montserrat is a monastery full of history located on top of the mountain and deeply linked to the spiritual experiences lived by Saint Ignatius. Before he underwent a spiritual conversion Saint Ignatius was a Spanish knight. He participated in many battles and he was wounded at the Battle of Pamplona in 1521. During his recovery, he underwent a spiritual conversion that would take him to the Holy Land. On the way, he overnighted at Montserrat where he experienced a vision of the Virgin Mary and Jesus. The next day he left there his sword, gave away all his fine clothes, and dressed in rough clothes and sandals. He walked down the mountain and arrived at Manresa where he stayed 11 months of his life.
What will do?
Departure at 8:30 to Manresa to make sure we arrive at the time the church opens.
In Manresa we’ll visit the Church of Ignatius and the Cave where he prayed and lived an intense spiritual experience, finding the inspiration to write “The Book of the Spiritual Exercises”, a guide towards the orientation of one´s life depending on God and the base of the Society of Jesus.
The Cave is a place of pilgrimage and worship visited by Jesuits, and students from many Loyola Universities interested in the places that were of great importance in the life of Saint Ignacio.
After visiting the Cave we’ll drive to Montserrat enjoying some exceptional views of the mountain and visiting the Monastery that was of great importance to Saint Ignatius.