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The Jagged Limestone Peaks Of Montserrat Rising Above The Sacred Abbey...
The Jagged Limestone Peaks Of Montserrat Rising Above The Sacred Abbey...

The jagged limestone peaks of Montserrat rising above the sacred abbey...

Albert Offers His Guests Some Valuable Insights Into History Of The Abbey

Albert offers his guests some valuable insights into history of the abbey

These Views Could Be Yours!

These views could be yours!

Inside The Basilica Where The Black Madonna Is Kept

Inside the basilica where the Black Madonna is kept

The World Famous Escolania Boys Choir Take To The Stage

The world famous Escolania Boys Choir take to the stage

The Country Castle-house Overlooking The Vineyards

The country castle-house overlooking the vineyards

Ecological Wines Maturing In The Castle's Cellars

Ecological wines maturing in the castle's cellars

The Perfect Way To Round Off A Perfect Day

The perfect way to round off a perfect day

The Jagged Limestone Peaks Of Montserrat Rising Above The Sacred Abbey...Albert Offers His Guests Some Valuable Insights Into History Of The AbbeyThese Views Could Be Yours!Inside The Basilica Where The Black Madonna Is KeptThe World Famous Escolania Boys Choir Take To The StageThe Country Castle-house Overlooking The VineyardsEcological Wines Maturing In The Castle's CellarsThe Perfect Way To Round Off A Perfect Day

The jagged peaks of Montserrat mountain make for Barcelona’s most popular day trip, and deservedly so. This sacred sierra looms up from the earth like a vast beast, its crenelated brow appearing like the thorny ridge of a dragon’s back on the horizon – indeed they say Gaudi based the roof of the Casa Batllo on this very mountain. Nestled under the peaks of this mountain range is Montserrat Abbey the home of the famous Black Madonna statuette and L’Escolania Boys’ Choir. On this unique tour you get to experience all of the above, plus wine tasting in a 10th century castle in the Pla de Bages wine region.

Setting off at 8:45 am every morning from Placa Catalunya (Barcelona’s central square), you are driven in comfort to the Monastery and given a fascinating guided tour of the grounds and the stunning basilica, where the sacred Black Madonna is kept (if you are religious you can even queue up to touch the holy relic). After your tour you have about two hours of free time, during which you’re free to explore the mountain. Options include taking the cable car up to St. Jerome’s Peak for spectacular views over Catalonia, hiking along the range to Santa Cova (the cave where the Black Madonna is said to have been found), or checking out the Montserrat Museum which has works by Caravaggio, El Greco, Picasso, Dali and Miro amongst other luminaries. There’s also the chance to hear the angelic voices of the L’Escolania choir.

From Montserrat it’s a short visit to the Oller de Mas winery, where you’ll first enjoy a delicious four course Catalan lunch with wine, before taking a tour of the vineyards on your way to the ground’s medieval castle. At the castle you’ll enjoy a guided tasting of three of the winery’s finest wines. One white, one premium red, and one organic red wine. By now the sun will be setting over the vines, and it will be time to head back to Barcelona, tired, tipsy and very content.

  • Included:
  • Transport to and from Barcelona
  • Guided tour of Montserrat
  • L’Escolania Choir
  • 4 course lunch
  • Winery tour
  • 3 regional wines
  • Extra:
  • Cable car at Montserrat (optional)
  • Museum Entrances (optional)

Your Culture & Wine Guide

One of 15 local guides that lead this popular day tour, Lorenzo called many places home before settling in Barcelona. He regards himself as a Mediterranean, a fact that allows him to enjoy life, the arts and philosophy in a genuine way. Since he was young he took seriously the advice his father gave him: “Life is too short to drink bad wine.”

Practical Details for Montserrat & Wine Tour

    Availability: every day, starting at 08:45.

    Duration: 10 hours (shorter versions of the tour are available)

   Group Size: maximum of 15 people.

     Meeting Point: The Hard Rock Cafe on Placa Catalunya.

    My Tip: Bring a bottle of water, comfortable shoes, a warm layer and a snack (lunch is not until after 2pm. There are cafeterias at Montserrat if you need to refuel as well).

Perfect For

Cultural & curious travellers

Solos, couples or friends

Wine-loving pilgrims


Two-in-one day trip

Friendly and knowledgeable guides

Value for money

Comfortable travel arrangements


Early start

Larger group sizes

Cable car not included

Less famous wine region


This really is two for the price of one, and both aspects of this day trip are well worth doing when in Barcelona. Montserrat is a special place and the views you get whilst exploring are nothing short of spectacular, whilst the Oller de Mas winery is a wonderful setting for sampling boutique wines. It’s a long day, but time really does fly when you’re having fun.


To book Montserrat & Wine Tasting Tour send an email to with your preferred dates and the number of people you wish to book for. You can expect an email reply within 48 hours (usually much faster!).


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If you need any more information, or would like to book this day trip you can use the contact form below. Or simply email us with your group size and preferred dates. In all cases you can expect to hear back directly from the tour provider within 48 hours with their best price.

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