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Montserrat - Montserrat - Mystical Discovery

Montserrat - Mystical Discovery

(131 reviews)
Barcelona province, Montserrat, Spain
50 mins

About the tour

Just 1 hour driving time away from Barcelona, Discover with me the beauty of this 4000ft (1234m) Holy Mountain and Shrine, with its Benedictine Monastery founded 1000years ago, home for the veneration of the “Black Madonna”, the black colored Patroness of Catalonia. Spectacular views over the Valley, unique Rock Formation possibly inspiration for Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia, its liberal Benedictine Monks, Farmers Market with its yummy “mató cheese with honey”, Cable Cars, Mountain Climbers paradise, Beautifully ornated Basilica home also the “Escolania” (oldest European Boys Choir), and one of the famous stages of the St. James Pilgrims Way. I will drive the winding road up there early and I will wait for you to arrive and participate in this unique incredible experience.

Meet your local guide


"I started guiding when I was 17 as a tour director, and I've since traveled the world and lived in many cities to learn the 4 foreign languages that I now guide in. I have always loved to be among people from all parts of the planet, and I am so lucky now to be able to host them virtually in Barcelona," says Josep. Born and raised in Barcelona, Josep, or "Pepus" as everyone calls him, is a licensed guide with more than 25 years of experience showing people around his incredible city. He takes pride in his extensive knowledge of the masterpieces of Antonio Gaudi, the most outstanding architect of our time whose works include the Sagrada Familia, Park Güell, Casa Batlló, and La Pedrera to name a few. He has hosted many distinguished guests, including foreign dignitaries, celebrities, actors, and 1000s of other visitors around his city. "An unforgettable memory was when I was told that I had to guide a personality whose name they could not disclose, and then I had to show Barcelona to the first man that had stepped on the moon. Neil Armstrong! I felt very honored!" he says. On his tours, you might also get to discover some culinary delights. Josep loves cooking up a gastronomical storm and if you're lucky, he might just take you along to a gourmet food tour, especially "Mediterranean cooking that they would not dare to order or try on their own…and then they end up loving it forever!" he laughs. Pepus is your man if you want to get under the skin of Barcelona, and discover the culture and history oozing from every street!

Pepus has been guiding since Jul 1992

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to Montserrat with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing guide.

The tour will last about 50 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Montserrat. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.

Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Lorraine (Canberra Australia 🇦🇺) P.

19 March 2021

So glad that VT and Josep gave us the opportunity to visit Montserrat. A beautiful place, magnificent views and fascinating history. And how exciting it was to have a glimpse inside the Cathedral.

Christina (NYC) 🌇🏺🏛🦉 M.

17 March 2021

Seeing Monserrat again was very touching. I was there in 2017 and was able to see and touch the Black Madonna. During my visit in 2017 there was a service and it was nice to see and hear the choir. I will definitely watch this tour again.

Gail B.

16 March 2021

Join Josep on a tour of the beautiful Montserrat. Josep is very knowledgeable and you learn all sorts of interesting facts while enjoying the stunning scenery. Highly recommended.

Dianne G.

16 March 2021

I really enjoyed Josep’s knowledgeable tour. His English is excellent. I have never been to Montserrat and because of what I saw I would like to go here in the future. Well done!

Jess B.

16 March 2021

Beautiful mountain town! I visited when I was 11, but don't really remember it. Great to be 'back'!

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