Location: Montserrat mountain, Barcelona
Price: 55 €/personBook Now!
Enjoy the scenery and the magic of Montserrat on
this route that will take us to one of the most special
and most historic mountains of Catalonia.
Due to its geological structure, Montserrat has
always being hiding many mysteries and secrets,
luring several historical characters
such as Napoleon himself.
Enigmas and local folklore such as the Holy Grail or
the Miracle of Light of Montserrat,
have made this mountain an everlasting symbol of
Catalonia, both religious and natural.
Schedule: September 2016
Duration of the tour: full day
Starting time: 10 am at Montserrat Monastery.
Meeting Point: ” The Curious Cats Travel”office at Miami Platja, 2 hours before starting time or directly at Montserrat (at 10 am).
This Tour includes: 2 federated mountain guides, funicular ticket to go up from the monastery to the ‘Plà de les Taràntules’, insurance, picnic lunch with local products.
Not included: personal expenses, transportation to the Monastery of Montserrat.
Activity Price: 55€ ( minimum 8 people)
We begin our tour at the Benedictine Monastery of Montserrat from where we will go to the “Santa Cova”, the place where the image of the Virgin was found in 880 AC. The discovery turned the place into a center of pilgrimage and led to the construction of the Monastery.
Later on, we’ll take the funicular up to “el Pla de les Taràntules” from where we’ll visit the hermitages of the Tebes area. Here we’ll enjoy breathtaking views on the valley; we’ll also be able to have an insight into the thrifty and simple life of the monks who used to live here, and we’ll discover the clever architecture invented by them to get water and shelter. We’ll reach the Santa Magdalena hermitage where we’ll make a stop to eat and rest (picnic lunch consisting on a loaf of bread, Spanish wine and local cold meats and cheese).
After lunch we’ll start the descent back to the Monastery. Once there you’ll have plenty of time to visit the museum, the cafeteria and the famous sanctuary that hosts the Black Virgin of Montserrat, ‘La Moreneta’, the patron saint of Catalonia.