Getaway to the Montserrat mountains on a half-day trip from Barcelona. You’ll visit the Royal Basilica with its 12th-century carving of the Black Virgin and perhaps hear the children’s choir sing.
After driving through picturesque little villages you will arrive at the incomparable setting of the craggy mountain of Montserrat, which rises majestically up from the plain to 4,051 feet (1,235 meters) and has spectacular views.
The Royal Basilica of Montserrat has been one of Spain’s most important pilgrimage sites for hundreds of years, due to its famous 12th-century Romanesque carving of the Virgen Moroneta, the Black Virgin. At 1pm on weekdays there is the opportunity to hear one of Europe’s oldest children’s choirs, La Escolania de Montserrat.
On your way back to Barcelona you will make a stop at the harbor, where you may choose to visit the Barcelona Aquarium (entrance fee not included). There is a variety of restaurants, cafes, shops and cinemas in this area, so feel free to conclude the tour here and stay on to explore.