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Montserrat Monastery and Artistic Modernist Barcelona Coach Group Tour


 

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ProductID: 1333

Type: Full Day Tour Scheduled Group

Country: Spain

Theme: Scheduled Coach Sightseeing Tour

Region: Catalonia

Group Size: 1 or more People

Start City: Barcelona

Duration: Full-Day (Duration: 09h00 approx.)


 
Introduction:
Montserrat Monastery and Artistic Modernist Barcelona Coach Group Tour
 On this Full day scheduled excursion from Barcelona we will go to Montserrat and discover its Royal Basilica and Monastery then in the after discover the Artistic Modernist gems of Gaudi in Barcelona.

Start the day 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.


Montserrat Monastery and Artistic Modernist Barcelona Coach Group Tour
Then in the afternoon you will see modernist Barcelona, visiting the gothic quarter and viewing Gaudi Monuments.

Gaudi, one of the greatest innovators of his time, has left behind numerous treasures for the discerning tourist to discover in Barcelona. This Artistic Tour of Barcelona 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 named 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.




Montserrat Monastery and Artistic Modernist Barcelona Coach Group Tour
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 the famous Cathedral 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 either coming back to the bus terminal, or remain in the Picasso Museum coming back by yourself (ticket not included).

 
Day by Day Itinerary:
Full-Day (Duration: 09h00 approx.)



DAY 1:
BARCELONA
- 09:15AM (Departs at: 09:30AM): Departure from the Bus Station (Details as to the location will be in the voucher)
- Start by driving across picturesque little villages of the province, we reach the outstanding Montserrat Mountain, situated at an altitude of 1,235 m. (about 4,320 ft.).
- Visit of the Royal Basilica, where the famous XII century Romanesque sculpture of “Virgen Moreneta” can be admired.
- On some days you will enjoy an audition of “La Escolania”. A children chorus considered the oldest one in Europe
- Back to Barcelona where you will have some free time for lunch.

- In the afternoon starting 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
- Continue to the La Sagrada Familia (Holy Family) Cathedral, Gaudi's unfinished masterpiece
- In the Gothic quarter visit the Cathedral Sta María del Mar, the only gothic church in Catalonia completely finished.
- The sight-seeing with end near the *Picasso Museum which exhibits works from the blue and pink periods of the world-famous painter (*ticket not included).
- You can choose either coming back to the bus terminal, or remain in the Picasso Museum coming back by yourself
- 07:00PM: Return back to the bus terminal


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