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Early Access Montserrat Tour and Santa Cecilia Church with Brunch and Wine from Barcelona

Early Access Montserrat Tour and Santa Cecilia Church with Brunch and Wine from Barcelona
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$104.71
Duration: 7 hours
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Avoid the crowds at the Royal Basilica of Montserrat and visit the lesser-known treasure of Santa Cecilia Monserrat Church on this 7-hour tour from Barcelona. Admire Montserrat’s wind-eroded mountainsides, and arrive at the Royal Basilica earlier than the main tour groups. Then, explore Santa Cecilia church, viewing its Romanesque interior and avant-garde artworks before enjoying a tapas brunch and wine on the terrace. Admission fees, brunch, three wine tastings, and round-trip transport included.

Meet your guide in central Barcelona prior to 8am departure, and travel by luxury, air-conditioned micro-bus to Montserrat, just outside the city.

This 4,051-foot (1,236-meter) mountain is composed of rock pillars eroded by the elements through the millennia. Admire the rock shapes, and ascend to Montserrat Monastery, the Benedictine Abbey on the mountainside.

Here, take a guided tour of the magnificent Royal Basilica. Your tour is timed so you arrive before the day’s main crowds, enabling you to explore at one of the quietest times.

Admire the gilded interior, and from a distance, view the famous Black Madonna, a 12th-century wood carving of the Virgin Mary, Catalonia’s patron saint, that draws pilgrims and is accredited with miracles.

Then, enjoy free time to explore the audiovisual exhibition on Monserrat’s history, and sample four of the abbey’s famous liqueurs.

Afterward, visit the nearby Santa Cecilia de Montserrat, a Romanesque monastery on a terrace with stunning views of Montserrat’s cliffs, and, on clear days, the Pyrenees.

Take an audio-guided tour of the church, with its contemporary artworks by artist Sean Scully, and savor a tapas brunch and three wine tastings on the terrace. Your trip then concludes at the Barcelona departure point.

Avoid the crowds at the Royal Basilica of Montserrat and visit the lesser-known treasure of Santa Cecilia Monserrat Church on this 7-hour tour from Barcelona. Admire Montserrat’s wind-eroded mountainsides, and arrive at the Royal Basilica earlier than the main tour groups. Then, explore Santa Cecilia church, viewing its Romanesque interior and avant-garde artworks before enjoying a tapas brunch and wine on the terrace. Admission fees, brunch, three wine tastings, and round-trip transport included.