Cardona Castle and Montserrat are the places to be visited in this tour.
We will visit the home of the Black Madonna and a part of the famous Santiago de Compostela pilgrim route. The monastery situated almost on the peak provides us with a spectacular view and an incredible nature.
The Benedictine monks produce some extraordinary liqueurs using local herbs and fruits and their cuisine is also a culinary delight.
Another site will be the Cardona Castle of the lords of the salt mountain! Constructed more than 1,000 years ago, the Castle of Cardona is one of the most well-preserved remnants of Spanish antiquity in all of Spain. A still-standing decree from centuries ago requires that citizens of Cardona take one day each year to work on the maintenance and preservation of the grand ruin, which may explain its remarkable present-day appearance.
After Hotel pick up we will be driving for little less than an hour to reach the Monastery on the Montserrat Mountain. You will be guided around to all historical sites filled with legends and beauty and we will end up in the Basilica to see the Black Madonna’s famous image. Then, we will be heading to the town of Cardona to visit its spectacular Castle After the castle visit we could optional also visit the salt mines very interesting mineral formation like colorful stalactites !
We will also plan a catalan lunch break. After that we will be heading back to Barcelona
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: At your Hotel.
End location: At your Hotel or wherever you want.
Duration: 8 hours
Montserrat is a quite high mountain (of 4,055 ft) and the monastery situated almost at the top. In the wintertime but on other seasons as well due to fog or snow the access or the views could be affected
In a new full Air Conditioned 8 seat Van Opel Vivaro , or a 6 seat KIA Carnival.
- NO extra transportation cost
The transportation to the Monastery, to Cardona and back.
The guiding throughout the tour.
Complimentary water, refreshments and cava champagne .
Complimentary maps of the region.
Entrance ticket to Cardona Castle.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
25 euro – are good enough for a good meal and a drink per person Restaurants accept cc. Local souvenirs like homemade honey or liquor or cheeses will cost you aprox 15 more euros.
Optional Cog railway and museum accept credit cards or 18 euros in chash per person
- Cog Railway
- Montserrat Museum entrance.
- Salt mines ticket.
Restaurant, food and beverages, souvenirs.