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Barcelona Day Trip: Montserrat, Colonia Guell and Gaudi Crypt

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  • Location: Barcelona, Spain
  • Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2512BMONT
Visit two outstanding attractions on a day trip from Barcelona to Colonia Guell and Montserrat! Discover a lesser-known work of Antoni Gaudí – the crypt at Colonia Guell. Ride the rack railway to the top of Montserrat for wonderful views, and visit the mountain’s Benedictine monastery. This partially guided tour gives you plenty of time to spend at leisure at both attractions.


  • Day trip (destination A to B)
  • All entrance fees included
  • Free drinks included
  • Rail Tour
Start your day trip from Barcelona at Colonia Güell, a small worker's village built in 1882. Here, 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.

Your next stop is Montserrat, a craggy mountain outside of Barcelona. Montserrat is home to a Benedictine monastery founded in the 11th century and provides a mystical backdrop for the Virgin of Montserrat, the patron saint of Catalonia who is enshrined in the monastery's Royal Basilica.

Also at Montserrat, ride to the top of the mountain on the rack railway, and enjoy the panoramic views. You will have free time to explore Montserrat on your own and have lunch in one of the restaurants to taste the Spanish cuisine. Your guide will always be there to answer any questions.

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Tour departs from the bus stop in Pl. Catalunya, in front of El Corte Ingles (department store). Click on View Additional Info for departure point map.
Departure Time:
8 hours (approx.)
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point at approximately 4pm

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Barcelona Day Trip: Montserrat, Colonia Guell and Gaudi Crypt

Barcelona Day Trip: Montserrat, Colonia Guell and Gaudi Crypt

  • Rack railway ticket
  • Guided visit of Montserrat
  • Guided visit of Gaudí crypt & Colonia Güell
  • Visit to Benedictine Monastery
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: LLF1249, October 2015

Our visit to the Gaudi Crypt helped us to appreciate our tour of Sagrada Familia. The history of Colonial Guell is very interesting and we're glad that it is still an active community today. Really a unique site to visit. Montserrat is amazing. In particular I enjoyed the tour of the boys' school and the funicular up the mountain for a spectacular view of the monastery. In addition, Paula in your home office was a great help to us during our stay in Barcelona.

Reviewed by: Sally C, September 2015

Great day out. Colonia Guell was interesting and the crypt is lovely I think it's world heritage, so should be. Montserrat is GLORIOUS! Skip the audio/visual and head up the funicular St Joan additional 10E and have a walk for as long as possible! The monastary and its Bacillica are lovely, but the 'boy's choir/school tour was a bit long, especially as they were NOT performing when I was there.

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Tour code: 2512BMONT