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Cardona and Montserrat - Brunch Included

Introduction

Discover the most magical mountain in Catalonia and be enchanted by the spirituality of Montserrat! The Benedictine Monastery, the ancient Church of Santa Cecilia, and its landscape will forever be engraved in your memory.

Explore the Gothic and Medieval beauty of Cardona and its stunning Salt Mines.


   Thursday, Saturday    9 ½ hours
Highlights

Get to know the modern fortress and the ancient castle of Cardona, built in the year 886.


Visit, at 86 meters of depth, the galleries of Cardona's Salt Mountain.



Savor the typical liquors created by the monks of the Montserrat monastery.



Enjoy a delicious "Brunch" with wine and local produce.

Key details

LANGUAGES

English and Spanish

DURATION

Approx. 9 ½ Hours   

MEETING POINT | DROP OFF POINT

Carrer Balmes - Barcelona 

SCHEDULE

Thursdays and Saturdays at 08:45 AM from April to October 

Full description

Start the journey from Barcelona in a comfortable coach until you reach de Cardona region. At the top of a hill, 585 meters high, there is a medieval fortress considered one of the most important in Catalonia. 

Of Romanesque and Gothic styles, this castle includes the rooms: Dorada (Golden) and dels Entresols (Between floors). The castle's jewels are the tower of the Minyona (of the 11th century), and the Romanesque Church of San Vicente de Cardona.

The visit continues towards Cardona's Salt MountainThis depression has some natural characteristics considered worthy of inclusion in the Plan of Spaces of Natural Interest of Catalonia. You will have the opportunity to walk through its tunnels at 86m deep! The outcrops of salt are located within this depression, for what was formerly known as the Saline, and currently is known as Saline Valley.

After finishing a brunch made up of typical local products and wine, the tour continues towards the mountain of Montserrat, which rises majestically to 4,051 feet (1,236 meters). 

You will enjoy an early visit to the Royal Basilica of Montserrat before it is overcrowded with tourists. This Sanctuary houses the famous 12th-century Romanesque carving of Virgen Moreneta (the Black Virgin)You can see this famous carving from a distance. 

You will have free time to visit the audiovisual room where images of the history and creation of the monastery are projected. You will also have the chance to taste the liqueurs created by the monks of the Montserrat monastery.

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Included

  • Air-conditioned motorcoach.
  • Bilingual guide.
  • Radio guide system.
  • Entrance and visit to Cardona Castle.
  • Brunch composed of local food, one glass of wine and one of cava.
  • Entrance and visit to the Salt mines.
  • Taste of typical liquors, handmade by the monks of the monastery.
  • Entrance to the audio visual exhibition in Montserrat “Espai Audio visual Montserrat”.

Excluded

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Food and drinks and other unspecified services.

Cancelation rules

Additional info

Nearest town

Nearest Airport

Reviews

Nice trip
Cardona is the perfect day trip from Barcelona. The tour was a very pleasant experience and the expectations fulfilled completely. The bus was comfortable. We entered the castle of Cardona which was incredible. The brunch includes local products, wine, and cava.
Luca Wilkins

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