Montserrat and Gaudí Crypt in Colònia Güell from Barcelona

Spanish, English
8h. 30 min.
From 8.30am. to 5pm.
Mobile Voucher Accepted
You will receive a voucher by email with the booking details. Download the voucher and show it on the screen of your smartphone or electronic device on the day of the tour. Optionally, you can print the voucher at home.
Free! cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
Cancellation up to 24 hours before the date of the activity: no charge & 100% refund / Less than 24 hours, late arrival or no show: no refund will be provided.

Highlights

  • Visit Gaudí's spectacular crypt in the Colònia Güell industrial village, declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
  • Explore the mountain of Montserrat with the Royal Basilica and the Moreneta virgin, patron saint of Catalonia.
  • Go to the top of the mountain by Montserrat’s Rack railway and admire a spectacular view of the mountain.
  • Look inside one of Montserrat's great secrets: the L'Escolania de Montserrat choir school where the boys live and study.

Included

  • Transport by air conditioned motor coach from Barcelona.
  • Colònia Güell and Gaudí crypt tour, with a glass of cava.
  • Guide who will accompany you throughout your trip.
  • Admission to Montserrat and trip on the rack railway.
  • Overview tour of Montserrat
  • Admission to Espai Audiovisual in Montserrat
  • Guided tour of the L'Escolania de Montserrat
  • Guidebook containing detailed information about the places to visit.

Not included

  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off

Description

Visit Gaudí's spectacular crypt in the Colònia Güell industrial village, the mountain of Montserrat with the Royal Basilica of Montserrat and La Moreneta (Virgin of Montserrat), and also see inside one of the mountain's great secrets: the L'Escolania de Montserrat choir school where the boys live and study.

Departing by bus from Barcelona, the first stop will be the Colonia Güell, where you will make a tour of the crypt of the church that the businessman Eusebi Guell commissioned the architect Antoni Gaudí for his industrial colony of workers.

The crypt of the church that Gaudí designed for the Colònia Güell is one of the most outstanding buildings of the architect: he experienced on it numerous architectural solutions later used in the construction of The Sagrada Familia like a hyperbolic paraboloid turns found on the front porch of the crypt and the walls. The Crypt was declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2005.

You will taste a glass of cava and continue to Montserrat mountain, that has traditionally been considered Catalonia’s most famous mountain range. Its silhouette evokes the toothed blade of a saw and this explains its name: Montserrat means “jagged mountain”.

At the top of the mountain is the Basilica of Montserrat and inside it the image of the Mare de Déu de Montserrat (Virgin of Montserrat) is venerated. Widely and affectionately known as La Moreneta (the little dark-skinned one), she has been the patron saint of Catalonia since 1881.

You will go to the top of the mountain by Montserrat’s Rack railway. It leaves you right in the middle of the monastery and offers a spectacular view of the mountain.

Delight yourself with a guided tour of Montserrat and enjoy the Interactive Exhibition entitled “Montserrat portes endins”. It offers an insider’s view of how the Benedictine community of Montserrat is organised and places the visitor into the physical and historical context of Montserrat, from the origins of the monastery and the shrine, right up to the present day.

Finally, look inside the L’Escolania de Montserrat, one of Europe’s oldest boys’ choirs. Documents dating back as far as the 14th century bear witness to the existence of a religious and musical choir school at Montserrat.

You will see areas such as the classrooms, the library and the laboratory, the music school and the choir’s rehearsal room, the soundproof booths for studying instruments and the musical library.

Itinerary

  • 08.30 h. Departure from Barcelona
  • 09.15 h. Arrival at Colònia Güell - Guided tour to Cripta Gaudí - Glass of cava
  • 10.45 h. Departure from Colònia Güell
  • 11.15 h. Arrival at Cremallera de Montserrat - Orientation tour in Montserrat - Admission to Espai Audiovisual - Free time
  • 13.15 h. Guided tour to l'Escolania de Motserrat
  • 14.15 h . Free time
  • 16.00 h. Departure from Montserrat
  • 17.00 h. Arrival in Barcelona

More information

  • Please, be at the meeting point 20 minutes before the tour begins.
  • Children under 8 are free of charge.

Starting point

Plaça Catalunya. Barcelona. All meeting point details will be indicated on the voucher you will receive by email.
Subway
L1, L4 (Urquinaona)
Bus
A1, N2, N3

Customer Reviews

Montserrat and Gaudí Crypt in Colònia Güell from Barcelona
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Montserrat and Gaudí Crypt in Colònia Güell from Barcelona
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18/04/2017
"Excelente "
18/04/2017
Excelente la descripcion y lo mostrado por el guia en la Colonia Guell. El tour a Motserrat , excepcional, porque se llega justo para escuchar a los niños cantores, y con una ubicacion muy ventajosa para acercarse a la imagen de la virgen despues de la ceremonia, sin las colas que observe de mas de 80 mt de largo,que hacian otros turistas y feligreses
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