PANORAMIC BARCELONA AND MONTSERRAT
Panorama, Culture, Lunch not included
We will start to explore the beautiful city of Barcelona with a panoramic drive through Columbus monument and artistic Passeig de Gracia (including famous works by Gaudi, Casa Batlló and La Pedrera) and with a photostop of the spectacular Sagrada Familia, a magnificent and unique work of art, symbol of the city. After an approximate hour and a half journey you will reach Montserrat and visit its Monastery and Basilica built in the 16th Century. The Basilica is home to a beautiful Romanesque wooden sculpture of the Patron Saint of Catalonia, dated back to the 12th Century, and known as "La Moreneta" (Madonna of Montserrat) because of its dark facial colour. You will enjoy some free time for lunch (guests own discretion) or to discover Montserrat's corners on your own before returning to Barcelona and the pier.
What we will see
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We will start to explore the beautiful city of Barcelona with a panoramic drive: the Avenue de la Diagonal, the Paseo de Gracia (including famous works by Gaudi, the Spanish artist renowned throughout the world), the spectacular Sagrada Familia, a magnificent work which is the only one of its kind in the world and finally the City's stadium (the famous "Nou Camp"). After a 1 hour journey we will reach Montserrat where the Virgin Mary appeared in the year 880 for a visit to the Monastery and the Basilica (home to the Madonna of Montserrat) built in the 16th century. This extremely beautiful Romanesque wooden sculpture of the Patron Saint of Catalonia dates back to the 12th century and is known as "la Morenta" because of the dark facial colour. As we make our way to "Cavas Vilarnau", situated in the small village of Sant Sadurni, famous for its rich "Cave" or rather the wine cellars that produce wine, sparkling wine and Spanish champagne. Inside this recently constructed wine cellar, we will understand the production process and also have the chance to sample the flavour. At the end of the visit we will drive back to the port .
What you need to know
Space is limited, so please reserve early. This tour is not recommended for guests with mobility problems. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Please note: You will have free time for lunch in the vicinity of the Basilica of Montserrat. Important traffic congestions expected to access Montserrat, Sundays and Festivity days. Guests might have to walk until the monastery in case this happens.