The Marvels of Montserrat

Approximately one hour north of Barcelona is Montserrat, or “serrated mountain,” the site of an extraordinarily well-preserved medieval monastery. Step aboard an air-conditioned motor coach for the journey to Montserrat.  

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    All ages
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    Approximately 5 hours

On arrival, take the funicular for amazing views extending to the Pyrenees and the islands of Ibiza and Majorca. While the vistas are indeed impressive, what draws thousands of pilgrims here every year is the monastery and legendary statue of La Moreneta, or the Black Madonna. Founded in the 9th century by Benedictine monks, this site, with its treasured relic and venerated history, remains one of the most important pilgrimage destinations in all of Europe.

Before returning to Barcelona and your Crystal ship, enjoy time to explore the site on your own.


Important Notes:
As this excursion involves approximately two hours of walking, it is not recommended for guests with walking difficulties. This excursion is not recommended for guests suffering a fear of a heights because of the funicular ride. It is recommended that guests dress in casual clothing and wear flat, comfortable shoes. All guests who wish to visit the Basilica must dress conservatively; ladies must cover their knees and shoulders, while gentlemen must wear pants. If a mass is taking place at the Basilica, guests will not be allowed to enter. The order of sights visited may vary. A minimum number of bookings is required for this excursion to operate. Pre-reservation of this Crystal Adventures excursion is recommended.