Montserrat Royal Basilica Half-Day Trip from Barcelona
Just beyond Barcelona resides one of Spain’s most sacred sites and her majestic mountains. A half-day trip lets you bask in their glory. A drive through picturesque villages delivers you to the foot of the craggy mountain of Montserrat, rising up from the plain to 4,051 feet (1,235 meters). Then visit The Royal Basilica of Montserrat, an important pilgrimage site for hundreds of years due to its famous 12th-century Romanesque carving of the Virgen Moroneta, the Black Virgin. At 1pm on weekdays La Escolania de Montserrat, one of Europe’s oldest children’s choirs, fills the air with its voices.
An upgrade provides the extraordinary opportunity to ascent Montserrat mountain by cog-wheel train. Traveling up to 4,051 feet (1,235 meters), the journey follows the remarkable forms of the mountains and provides spectacular views that can only be seem from onboard the cog-wheel train.