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Barcelona and Montserrat Tour with Skip-the-Line Park Güell Entry and Hotel or Port Pickup
"Leave your central Barcelona hotel (or cruise port) by air-conditioned minibus and travel up Montjuic – Barcelona’s famous 755-foot (230-meter) hill – while enjoying breathtaking views of the city harbor. Located at the hill’s peak is Anella Olímpica where the 1992 Olympic Games were held. After stopping to explore continue to Montjuic Castle for photos and then head back down the hill into town.Barcelona is famous for its links to Antoni Gaudi – Spain’s celebrated Modernist architect – and the city is scattered with his highly acclaimed works. Stop outside passing other architectural sites of interest like Casa Amataller and Casa Morera and then head to Gaudi’s Park Güell. Make your way past the long entrance lines with your skip-the-line ticket and then spend some time exploring with your guide. Easily one of the most impressive public spaces in the world the gardens are said to encapsulate Gaudi’s creative genius with an abundance of colorful mosaics and intriguing gatehouses.After a break for lunch (own expense) hop back on board your minibus and travel west to Montserrat
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Barcelona Shore Excursion: Barcelona and Montserrat Tour with Skip-the-Line Park Güell Entry and Port Pickup
"When your cruise ship arrives at the Barcelona port you’ll be picked up by your guide by comfortable vehicle and taken on a small-group tour. Admire breathtaking views of the harbor and city as you drive up the hill of Montjuic to visit the Olympic Ring the site of the 1992 Olympic Games and take stunning panoramic snapshots from Montjuic Castle.Then visit surreal buildings of one of the world’s most famous architects Antoni Gaudi. Head to one of his most extraordinary creations the still unfinished La Sagrada Familia
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Barcelona Shore Excursion: Small-Group Barcelona City Highlights and Skip-the-Line Park Güell Tour
"When your cruise ship is in Barcelona meet your driver-guide and air-conditioned minivan at the port and set off on your small-group tour.Drive up Montjuïc Hill the home of Barcelona’s 1992 Olympics admiring the awesome views of the city’s harbor on route. Hop out of your minivan at the Olympic Ring to admire the exteriors of the Olympic Stadium Palau Sant Jordi and elegant Calatrava Tower and then snap photos of the magnificent city views from Mirador del Alcalde next to Montjuïc Castle.Take in Plaza de España the vast square dominated by the National Palace and Arenas de Barcelona
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Day Trip: Montserrat Tips (50)

Getting to and From Monserrat

To get to Monserrat from Barcelona, head to the Plaza Espanya train (metro) station. There, you can usually speak to a Monserrat Tourism employee, or just use the self-service machines to book your...
Jetgirly
Dec 31, 2004

Montserrat: the spiritual centre of Catalunya

Montserrat is not meant to be a tourist hot spot but more of a place for quiet serenity and spirituality. For many people it is a place for pilgrimage and prayer. In that respect I think you can...
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Belsaita
Jun 15, 2010

Monasterio de Montserrat

Catalonia's most important religious retreat is Montserrat. Here athletes pledge barefoot pilgrimages if prayers are answered and vital competitions won. Groups of young people from Barcelona and all...
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seamandrew
Jul 03, 2004

Monstserrat Cable Car

I would highly recommend taking the cable car (aerial) to Montserrat rather than the train. It is about a ten minute ride and the views are just spectacular. You really can see forever, especially on...
Jetgirly
Dec 31, 2004

MONSERRAT AND THE RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK

Montserrat - massif 50 km NW of Barcelona with dolomite-like rocks. Richard Wagner stayed there - his opera Parsifal uses the mountain as its backdrop. The Benedictine monestery is a popular shrine in...
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Harold_Godwin
Apr 04, 2011

Outside the Montserrat Basilica

The exterior of the basilica at Montserrat is absolutely beautiful. It truly is a mix of the old and new, with Gothic cloisters from the 1300s mixing with towers constructed as recently as the 1930s....
Jetgirly
Jan 01, 2005

Images of Monserrat Along with the Liquor

Monserrat produces a good bottle of anise flavored liquor, of which I am consuming a cool cocktail of right now, so please go to the other websites for more historical details of this great monastary....
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atufft
May 22, 2007

Things to Do in Montserrat

There are plenty of things to do at Montserrat, and this tip will focus on the area at the top of the aerial / tram (you don't need to pay for the funicular to get here).This area is home to most of...
Jetgirly
Jan 01, 2005

Montserrat Funiculars

There are two funiculars that connect the basilica and outlying buildings at Montserrat to the mountains high above. The funiculars are trains that run on steep tracks (about 65 degrees) along the...
Jetgirly
Jan 01, 2005

Great Day Trip

You have to make sure you have to go in through the right Metro entrance at Espanya station, you need the R5 line on FGC. The train & cable car combined ticket is around 13 Euros. A...
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SueWarwick
Jul 01, 2007

Montserrat

A visit to Montserrat Mountains and monastery is absolutely compulsory. The last part of the train trip offers an absolutely stunning scenery, and the views from the top of the mountains are trully...
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mingul
Jun 14, 2007

More on the Exterior of the Montserrat Basilica

The facade of the basilica at Montserrat was built in 1900 and 1901. It features sculptures of the apostles by Agapit Vallmitjana, whose brother designed the reliefs in the tympanums. I thought this...
Jetgirly
Jan 01, 2005
 
 
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Things to Do Near Day Trip: Montserrat

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Daytrip -Montserrat

Montserrat is truly a special place. It's easy to get there from Barcelona. There are a lot of tickets on tourist info places that cover all the expenses. You just need to pay attention to the...
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Museu d'Art Contemporani - Modern Art Museum

The MACBA is an ultra-modern modern art museum. Actually, I think it just feels ultra modern because it is like a garish blotch of novelty in the middle of what would otherwise be a beautiful old...
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Museu del Modernisme Catala - Museum of Modernism

Located in at the corner of consell de Cent and Balmes just off of the Rambla, the Museu del Modernisme Catala is dedicated to the Catalan artists representing the Catalan Modernism and include such...
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Catalunya Square

Catalunya Square is the heart of Barcelona. It is a transport hub and a crowded meeting spot. When we visited it was hosting a market and a weird futuristic hair-styling event which was very...
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Plaça Catalunya

part two of my two part tip with more pictures. Plaça Catalunya can be considered as the City Center of Barcelona as it is located along the middle of many of the attractions in the City just as the...
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Carrer Montcada

Next to the gothic area, this lovely street use to be crowded by tourists, since Picasso Museum is there. Anyways, don't miss the opportunity to stroll along it, it is really beautiful even if you...
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Getting to Day Trip: Montserrat

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About 50kms NE of Barcelona

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  • Sunday 08:00 to 18:00
  • Monday 08:00 to 18:00
  • Tuesday 08:00 to 18:00
  • Wednesday 08:00 to 18:00
  • Thursday 08:00 to 18:00
  • Friday 08:00 to 18:00
  • Saturday 08:00 to 18:00

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