Montserrat Hill, Monastery & Black Madonna Shrine

A spiritual experience in nature

The Montserrat Hill offers three main points of interest: first, the site itself, which would be worth visiting even if there were nothing else there, as it is one of these very special "power spots" scattered all over the world.

The second point of interest is the Santa María Benedictine monastery, formally founded at the beginning of the 11th century. As it is still a live monastery, only its Basilica is open to visitors.

The third main point of interest is a shrine to a Black Madonna: Our Lady of Montserrat or "La Moreneta" as she affectionately known all over Catalonia. Black Madonnas are one of Europe most mysterious traditions as its origins and full signification have been lost in time.

The Montserrat Hill is alive and important to the Catalans, who flock there by the thousands on all kinds occasions throughout the year to gather and venerate La Moreneta, but also to spend the day outdoors in a spectacular site.

Private Half Day Excursion to Montserrat itinerary: (Click to open / close):

  • Scenic drives to / from Montserrat
  • Basilica
  • Black Madonna's Chamber (at opening hours)
  • Monastery Grounds

The feel: Literally out of this world... but only one hour away from Barcelona.

Beyond Montserrat: Full Day Excursions

As above described, our private Montserrat tour takes about 5 hours; should you prefer to spend the whole day out of town, we can add an "Extension" such as:

  • Hike & Ride: time for easy scenic hikes and rides on the Cable Car or Sant Joan Funicular
  • a winery in Penedès
  • Sitges: a charming resort town by the sea
  • A la carte sightseeing in Barcelona

Lunch break to be arranged according to your preferences: from a quick bite at Montserrat to a nice lunch in a country side or water front restaurant, if you choose Sitges.

Prices for parties of : 1 or 2 p 3 to 6 p
Half Day (5 hrs): Montserrat only  € 685   €   725 
Full Day (9 hrs): Montserrat + Extension:  € 1,025   € 1,050 

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These amounts are for the whole party (1 to 2 and 3 to 6), not per person; they include: vat (taxes), private transport by Mercedes sedan or minivan with separate driver and a licensed tour guide for up to 5 or 8 hours.

Pick-up and drop-off at the places of your choice in Barcelona, including the Port
Extra charges for the Airport or hotels out of town according to distance.

Prices do not include: your entrance fees at optional interior visits or rides (not actually required on our standard itineraries) nor lunch (to be arranged according to your preferences) if you choose the full day option.
25 Euros per person at the winery, if you choose the extension with the winery in Penedes.

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Montserrat Monastery
The Montserrat Monastery, surrounded by strangely shaped boulders and overlooking a 3,000 ft. deep valley. And it's just one hour drive from Barcelona so you have no excuse to miss it!

Black Madonna of Montserrat La Moreneta