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Morning Access to Montserrat Monastery from Barcelona

By Amigo Tours Barcelona
Religious landmarks are best explored in peace. However, the crowds that many attract make this impossible. Explore Montserrat monastery in tranquility on a hassle-free tour that includes a morning access pass to the abbey. Choose between just the transfer to the monastery, round-trip transfers and guided tour with tickets, or a package that includes transfers, a guided visit, and access to the museum.
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€55.00
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Ages 0-99, max of 30 per group
Duration:5h
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Ticket type:Mobile
English, Spanish

Highlights
  • Explore Montserrat monastery in peace with a morning access admission 
  • A tranquil atmosphere enhances your experience of the sacred structure 
  • Upgrade to include stress-free round-trip transport and a guided tour
  • Eliminate the hassle of public transport and car rental

  • Guided Visit with a proffesional Guide
  • Round transfer from Plaza Catalunya to the Monastery and back
  • Access to the Throne of the Virgin (if you select the option)
  • Access to the Audiovisual Room (if you select the option)
  • Access to the Museum (if you select the option)
  • Licor tasting (if you select the option)
What's not included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Montserrat Museum

Depending on the option chosen at checkout, your experience begins with pickup from a designated meeting point in central Barcelona. Greet your guide and board an air-conditioned vehicle destined for Montserrat. If you chose the transfer-only option, purchase tickets at the abbey and take a self-guided tour. On arrival, sail past the line that often forms outside of the Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey and take a guided tour of the monastery. Visit La Moreneta (The Black Madonna), a 12th-century wooden carving, and admire the design of the sacristy and atrium. Plus, during a visit to the Museum of Montserrat (if option selected) admire 13th- to 18th-century paintings by the likes of Berruguete, Caravaggio, El Greco, and Morales. The tour concludes with drop-off back at your original departure point in Barcelona.

Departure details
  • Passeig de Lluís Companys, 5, 08018 Barcelona, Spain The guide will be waiting on the Street PASSEIG LLUIS COMPANYS, number 5 with a sign of Amigo Tours. You can arrive with the subway line L1 to the Arc de Triompf station, once there, you will have to cross the park. The meeting point is on the opposite side of the arch monument.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 228699MONTSERRATEXC

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note that the inclusions are different for each option. Please read carefully the inclusions of the option that you have selected.
  • Please note: All tours are run in both English and Spanish
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

A note from Morning Access to Montserrat Monastery from Barcelona
  • The vaccination certificate will be requested to access the cafeteria of the enclosure
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 228699MONTSERRATEXC

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Passeig de Lluís Companys, 5
    Passeig de Lluís Companys, 5, 08018 Barcelona, Spain
    The guide will be waiting on the Street PASSEIG LLUIS COMPANYS, number 5 with a sign of Amigo Tours. You can arrive with the subway line L1 to the Arc de Triompf station, once there, you will have to cross the park. The meeting point is on the opposite side of the arch monument.
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Barcelona
    Arc de Triomf
    Montserrat
  • 1
    Abadia de Montserrat
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Montserrat Museum
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
    Pass by
    Montserrat Mountains
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Ateriis
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Trip
Great guide and nice buss! The place was very picturesque. I recommend this tour. November was the best time for it
Allan B
Allan B
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Breath taking
We were very impressed with the guided tour booked via TripAdvisor and conducted by Apolo tours. The tour guide spo
Ddiamond123
Ddiamond123
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Make sure you know all the details
The tour was great. We upgraded to the tower access, but our tour guide never said we needed to follow her to gain
LoveTravel713641
LoveTravel713641
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A must go in barcelona
Excellent, enriching and awe inspiring experience. Tour provided the colour to the visit. My family of four enjoyed
Kevin W
Kevin W
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Montserrat was awesome!
Gabi was our Amigo tour guide and she was very knowledgeable. She actually helped us not only understand what was h
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Thanks Gabi
Gabi was very knowledgeable and able to communicate with passengers in both English and Spanish. ----------------
Kevin W
Kevin W
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A wonderful tour through the Gothic Quarter
Miri was a wonderful tour guide. She was kind, knowledgeable and extremely friendly. It was a nice walk and the tou
793kianj
793kianj
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Awesome
The Tour guide was really nice and funny and the walk was long but worth it and the churches were great
abhisheka600
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The Best Tour
We had our tour with Miri, she is the Best! So much information and so many small details that would otherwise be
salim1966
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Guided tour of Sagradia Famalia.
We have just returned from Barcelona and one of our first tours was the guided tour of the Sagradia Famalia with fa
Diane K
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The tour guide was great, we did not get to go up in the tower. Supposedly I am getting a refund for the tower …
The tour guide was great we did not get to go up in the tower supposedly getting a refund but I have not heard from
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Tour of Sagrada Familia
The interesting things the guide was able to explain in a simple and easy to understand manner concerning the histo
Ashley B
Ashley B
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Would pass on this tour
Overall we wish we had just bought tickets to park guell on our own. The only redeeming quality was the skip the l
Lauren V
Lauren V
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Perfect length tour
We had a great tour guide who was very knowledgeable in the history. She gave the tour in English and Spanish. The
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Pretty Good
It was nice to have a guide that explained the sculptures and what all they meant, but honestly it felt like this w
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Dr.Sabharwal
Bengaluru, India86 contributions
Oct 2022
The tour is organised to give a brief overview of the Montserrat. If one wants to enjoy various activities such as funicular ride or mountain hiking etc then this tour is not for you. It does say that it reaches before others but by the time we reached there , it was already quite crowded.
The meeting point is a bit dicey as others have already pointed out as the bus came and stood some distance away from the shown meeting point. The bus ride is good. We could see the black Madonna, the church, monastery and the museum in the given time and also had time for liquor tasting and gulping some coffee
Overall the tour is short and good and it is a good experience
Would recommend
Written 21 November 2022
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Calidad A
Dear Amig@ Drsabharwal Thank you very much for the time given for this review. We are very happy to know that you had a pleasant experience. On the other hand about the meeting point, we understand that some clients have some location issues, so we try to have our guides look around so that no one is left out. Thank you very much for recommending us. Dulce, Amigo Tours
Written 22 November 2022
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DameInTheCity
Lund, Sweden3 contributions
Jan 2020
The transfer to Montserrat by bus and guided tour were perfect. The guide gave recommendations and explained aspects of Montserrat in the lives of Catalunya. My recommendation would be to take the train to Montserrat and then the funicular to the top of the mountain ranges, on reaching the monastery area. Take a good 4-5 hours to explore the area, without the travel time. Also, taking a guided tour is recommended definitely. There is an art museum with pieces from Dali, Picasso, Monet, Renoir and so on. Definitely recommended visiting that.
Written 7 January 2020
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AmigotoursCalidad
Dear Amigo, Many thanks for your great comments. We love you liked our tour and we will keep working to improve and give the best experience in accurate time :) Kind regards AMIGO GROUP
Written 8 January 2020
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Sridhar G
Visakhapatnam, India151 contributions
Dec 2019 • Solo
You can never call a trip to Barcelona complete, without a visit to De Montserrat monastery. It was an amazing & serene experience on my visit. Started by train with a return ticket from Placa Espaniya to Montesrrat, then switch to rail rack train to the monastery with a return ticket or one has an option of cable car also.
From the monastery, one can take the funicular train ride to reach further heights of Sant Joan, from where you can experience a truly exhilarating trek! And the best experience would be to walk down from the Sant Joan back to monastery.
Written 10 January 2020
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AmigotoursCalidad
Dear Amigo Many thanks for your great words. We love you liked our tour Montserrat Monastery and we look forward to receiving you soon again. Many thanks Kind regards
Written 14 January 2020
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Ricardo F
Fort Lauderdale, FL1 contribution
Sep 2022
I thought this would be a much richer experience but I was not happy. I had to disconnect from the tour because the guide suggested that I would not have enough time to go on the funicular to the top of the mountain and the black Madonna. These were the reasons I came on the tour.

I suggest you purchase the train ride up and down. Don't waste your time with this tour.
Written 21 September 2022
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Calidad A
Dear Amig@; we deeply regret to read that this tour did not meet your expectations, thanks for taking the time to write a review. Mariana, Amigo tours
Written 22 September 2022
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Del O
Roseville, MN3 contributions
We enjoyed our trip to Montserrat with Christina. It definitely made us more interested in going back again as we felt we needed a lot more time to really take in all of the different things. We really only had time to do the licor tasting and walk around a bit to take pictures. The other items available to do would have taken too much time to get in before the bus was leaving, and we didn't want to have to pay for extra train tickets to get back to Barcelona.

The one thing that was annoying was that the link that was sent for the Google map to get to the pickup point directed us (and another couple) to the wrong location. That should get fixed so as to not cause confusion to others. The link takes you to 1, and we should have been at 5.
Written 2 November 2022
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Calidad A
Dear Amig@; Thank you so much for letting us know your feedback, we are sorry to hear that the tour did not meet your expectations at all, we will be working hard to improve our services. Mariana, Amigo tours
Written 3 November 2022
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Wm A
Arroyo Grande, CA32 contributions
The morning visit did not give enough time to see the madona, museum and video as they all opened at around 10 AM. They get you there around 8:30. The tour was somewhat chaotic at times. It was not all in English and seem to be in Spanish half the time. If you want to do some hiking, book a full day there.
Written 10 October 2021
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AmigoToursTeam
Dear client, we are sorry that you had the feeling that there was not enough time. Is true that the Museum opens at 10h but the Virgin Throne is open since 8h am. In total we give you 3 hours in Montserrat, having the meeting to go back to Barcelona at 11:30h, what gives you 1h30m to visit the Museum. We have different options, so our clients can choose the one that fits better their expectations. We offer an option where the guided visit is not included, so it gives you three hours of free time. If you prefered to go hiking, that would have been your option. In the option that includes the guided visit, we explain the history of the place in around one hour that it is what it takes to do the guided tour, and then give you the rest of the time free to explore the area. We know that this is the perfect time to know well Montserrat and then have the afternoon free in Barcelona. We hope to see you soon in other of our tours
Written 11 October 2021
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Alex M
Grimes, IA13 contributions
Mar 2020
This location is about an hour outside of Barcelona via the bus, the tour guide was informative and gave great advice on what things we should see. But gave us plenty of time to see everything. The sights alone are worth the trip there!
Written 11 March 2020
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AmigotoursCalidad
Dear Amigo Alex Thank you very much for your great words. We love that you liked our tour from Barcelona and we hope to welcome you again soon. Thank you Best regards
Written 12 March 2020
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Lakshman A
23 contributions
Feb 2020
This is an excellent place to visit, if you have an extra day in Barcelona. Lot of people think that they should take organize tours to this place. But you have very good transport system to reach the place. There is a day pass that can be used in MRT, Train, and Cable car. Most of the tour companies on the street can sell this pass. When you are on your own you can spend time leisurely and explore the place at your own phase.
Written 18 February 2020
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AmigotoursCalidad
Dear Amigo Thank you very much for your great words. We love that you liked our tour and we hope to welcome you again soon. Thank you Best regards
Written 18 February 2020
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E-TravellerCanada
Ottawa, Canada247 contributions
May 2018 • Couples
Thought I was crazy to put myself to wake up at 5.30am to prep for this tour which starts at 6.30amui. An imagine this is my Shore excursion and I have to travel 5km to the meeting point. Took the cab sharing cabify which pick me up at the cruise port and cost me about 10euro.

The tour was excellent with a Spanish/English tourist guide. Now this early access hardship is worth it .... Almost no traffic on the road and at Monserret. We had finished our tour when the tourist crowd start pouring in. How nice to enjoy the place in the quietness of the early morning.
Written 11 May 2018
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Hello friend! Thank you so much for your comments, it is really nice for us to know you had a great time with us while in Barcelona. We work every day to provide the best service to all our clients because we love what we do. We hope you to come back soon. Best regards, Amigo Group
Written 14 May 2018
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Lamar02
Orlando, FL317 contributions
Apr 2018 • Couples
DO the early access tour if you want to see this beautiful, incredible Monastery. IT is so worth getting up a bit early. We met in front of the Hard Rock Restaurant(630a) in Plaza De Catalunya(VERY central and easy to find/a taxis and bus hub). The Tour guide and a small group(about 15 of us) loaded a tour bus for the short trip up the mountain-we heard a little about Barcelona as we traveled to the mountain(about 45+min). IT is stunning as you drive up the side of the mountain thru the clouds to this beautiful place. So peaceful and serene. We were the first bus to arrive in a VERY large, empty parking lot! We were given adequate time to take photos as the sun started to rise over the Monastery/mountain range!. It can be windy and chilly there(probably a 20+ degree difference from the city so prepare/take a hat or scarf if winter or cooler season). Once the sun is up it does warm up quickly. The tour was quick and efficient. We saw and heard the history of the Monastery, several of the inner chambers as well as the beautiful Black Madonna. Remember this is a functioning Monastery, be courteous. Watch the flashes on the camera, hats, watch your voices and be cognizant! This facility is STUNNING inside. It is under some construction/restoration so some things are obstructed/covered BUT not much. There are several coffee shops and restaurants as well as gift shops and an Information office/PostOffice. We missed the boys choir but if this really interests you check the Monastery's guide as to when services are being held. They do sing during services daily I believe. We were done by 820-830 with the actual tour so we took more photos while waiting for the Mountain Cable car to open to hoist us to the very top! At 950 they start to sell tickets so get in line! It does cost-minimal fee. We got round trip tickets because we wanted to hike a little at the top(St Joan chapel -stunning and breath taking views) before "hurrying" down to meet our tour which left at 1140a timely) for return to Barcelona. There is the one way up ticket option on the cable car but then you can hike down to the Monastery central parking area along a well paved path/road. This is approx an hour or more so "hurry" a bit if on the tour. A farmer's market is set up near the parking lot so brows there for cheese, items. All the venders have about the same things so dont bunch up at the near ones, walk on by to the less busy ones further down the line! Another option to get to Montserrat: There is a train from Barcelona to Montserrat city where you can then take a Railway or Cable car up to the Monastery IF you want to do this on your own time. I always prefer to pay for a tour and HEAR the history and information about a region I am visiting! Also when we were leaving at 1145a the HUGE parking lot was at capacity and people were parking way down the drive!! GO early!!! Peace and quiet without the competition and pushing of "tourists" with no manners. We were back in the city by 1300 to still have time to explore this FABULOUS city more.
There is a hotel on the grounds and this would be a fabulous place to stay for quiet, star gazing and medication. You can hike and enjoy the peace once the visitors leave.
Written 6 May 2018
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Hello Lamar! Thank you so much for your comments, we're glad to know you had a wonderful time with us at the Monastery. We work every day to provide the best service to all our clients because we love what we do. We hope you to come back soon. Best regards, Amigo Group
Written 7 May 2018
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