See the incomparable mountain of Montserrat and visit its Royal Basilica, home of the renowned carving of the Black Virgin. Then, get the chance to see Barcelona from an artistic point of view through the works of Gaudi and Picasso.
PART 1 Montserrat
After driving through picturesque little villages you will arrive at the incomparable setting of the mountain of Montserrat, which rises majestically to 4,051 feet (1,235 meters).
Next, visit the Royal Basilica of Montserrat, which holds the famous 12th century Romanesque carving of Virgen Moreneta, the Black Virgin. The Royal Basilica has been one of the most important pilgrimage sites in Spain for hundreds of years.
On some days the children's choir sings in the monastery at midday, and so you may be fortunate enough to catch one of their delightful performances.
The price includes a taste of 4 typical liquors of Montserrat and entrance free to the audiovisual "Montserrat Portes Endins."
Then it's off to see the works of Spanish masters Gaudi and Picasso.
PART 2 Artisitic City Sightseeing
Gaudi, one of the greatest innovators of his time, has left behind numerous treasures for the discerning tourist to discover in Barcelona. Tour starts along Paseo de Gracia to see Gaudi's famous apartment buildings including Casa Batllo and La Pedrera.
Then enjoy a 30-minute visit at Gaudi's bizarre Parc Guell which has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Keep an eye on your watch, it's easy to get lost in the whimsical design of this bizarre but compelling public park.
Continue to the La Sagrada Familia (Holy Family) Cathedral, Gaudi's unfinished masterpiece which is Barcelona's most famous landmark, where you will stop for around 30 minutes.
You will also visit Barcelona's the famous Sta María del Mar, the only gothic church in Catalonia completely finished. The tour ends near the Picasso Museum which exhibits works from the blue and pink periods of the world-famous painter.
You can choose to remain in the Museum or go back to our starting point.
- Visit to the Royal Basilica of Montserrat
- Paseo de Gracia
- Parc Guell
- La Sagrada Familia Cathedral
- Barcelona Bull Ring
- Cathedral Sta. Maria del Mar
- Entrance to Parc Guell
- A taste of 4 typical liquors of Montserrat
- Entrance free to the audiovisual "Montserrat Portes Endins"
- Meals and drinks
- Tips and gratuities
- Personal expenses
- Entrance to Picasso Museum
- Children 7 years old and below are free of charge.
- For tours in French and Italian, the Montserrat and Artistic City Sightseeing tours cannot be taken on the same day.