MONTSERRAT COLONIA GUELL TOUR
A MONTSERRAT GAUDI DAY TRIP
Gaudi's other church and his relationship with Montserrat
Are you a Gaudi fan? Did you know he left a church unfinished outside of Barcelona? Have you heard of a monastery near Barcelona up in some rocky mountains? That’s Montserrat, and Gaudi worked there, too.
Montserrat is the most popular destination for a day trip from Barcelona, and the Colònia Gúell where Gaudi left the unfinished crypt is on the way there. There is a train that takes you to both of them, but organizing such an excursion on your own can be quite tricky as the train timetables are hard to combine in a reasonable manner. Plus once there you wouldn’t have anyone to explain them to you.
This is why we created this chauffeured tour that allows you to cover both sites comfortably and at a leisurely pace, and gives you a good understanding of what Montserrat and the Count Güell meant for Antoni Gaudi.
100% Private Tour
Full Day Tour
Out of Town
WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS TOUR
HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS PRIVATE DAY TRIP TO MONTSERRAT AND COLONIA GUELL
(Drive, optionally hike)
9.30AM. This tour starting time is not flexible.
AVAILABLE: Every day.
ESCOLANIA CHOIR: Not singing on Saturdays or during their school holidays.
- So far there’s no dress code required for the Montserrat Monastery or the Guell Crypt, however we recommend dressing modestly to enter the Basilica.
- In the winter, Montserrat tends to be colder than Barcelona. Wear comfortable walking shoes if you are planning to hike.
INCLUSIONS, EXCLUSIONS & PRICING
TAILOR THIS TOUR TO YOUR UNIQUE NEEDS
This tour is great for people who are Gaudi fans and also want to see the Montserrat Monastery.
If you are looking forward to some hiking, I’m afraid this tour doesn’t allow for enough time. A Montserrat tour or a tour that combines Montserrat and Sitges are your best options (links above).
If you have walking issues or use a wheelchair, while the driver is only used for the rides between Montserrat and Barcelona, but not in Montserrat itself, the Monastery area and the basilica are wheelchair accessible and whenever there are steps they can be avoided. The Audiovisual and Exhibit, the Art Museum, the cog wheel train stations, the cafeteria, and the gift shops are accessible too. The funiculars, the cablecar and the various hike options are NOT wheelchair accessible.
If you are a Catholic, bare in mind that in this tour you’ll be arriving too late to approach the Black Madonna (you’ll see her from the distance when you enter the Basilica, though) or to attend mass.
If you aren’t a Christian, you will still enjoy this day tour if you like architecture, mountains, music and history.
If you are traveling in the winter, please note that the weather up in Montserrat is likely to be wet, cold and foggy. November through February we recommend to do Colònia Güell with Palau Güell instead. We can also custom a full day that combines Colònia Güell with Sitges or a winery.