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Montserrat & Gaudi’s Crypt-Colonia Güell

Ride to the top of Montserrat Mountain for spectacular panoramic views and then discover Gaudí’s most hidden treasure, the Gaudí Crypt, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2005.

Visit two outstanding attractions in one day and discover a lesser-known piece of work by Gaudi on this fascinating day tour from Barcelona.

Start your day trip from Barcelona at Colonia Güell, a small worker's village built in 1882. Here, you will enjoy a guided visit of Antoni Gaudí's crypt, an impressive church, which Gaudí built but never fully finished. Be impressed by the stunning architecture, which is similar to Gaudí’s most famous work – the beautiful Sagrada Familia in Barcelona.

Continue to the Mountain of Montserrat, passing picturesque villages en route. Located in a natural park some 60 kilometers to the west of Barcelona, the mountains provide a mystical backdrop for the Virgin of Montserrat, the patron saint of Catalonia, who is worshipped at the shrine in the monastery.

There is the opportunity to take the rack railway to the summit of the mountain and you will have plenty of free time to absorb the wonderful panoramic views across Catalonia.

Then head to the Benedictine Monastery of Montserrat, founded in the 11th century and enjoy the audiovisual presentation - "Montserrat portes endins" (history of Montserrat).

Experience Includes

  • Day trip from Barcelona combining sights and history
  • Stop at Colonia Guell to visit the amazing Gaudi Crypt
  • Visit Montserrat Mountain located in a natural park
  • Rack railway ticket to the summit
  • Air-conditioned coach transportation
  • English and Spanish speaking guide

Experience Excludes

  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Refreshments


November to March: Tuesday and Friday; April to October: Daily except Sundays.

Departure location

Tours depart from AUTOBUS CATALUNYA BUS TURÍSTIC on Placa De Catalunya - meet in front of the main El Corte Inglés department store which runs along the entire north-east side of the square.

Start times



Around 7.5 hours.

Terms & Conditions

  • This tour is not suitable for wheelchair users.
  • Guests aged 8 years or less can participate in this tour for free.
  • You will receive a voucher for this experience. Please read it thoroughly.
  • Itinerary subject to change.