About half way between Barcelona and Montserrat lays one of Gaudi’s most sublime and also least visited works: the Crypt of the Güell Factory, a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. This construction includes practically all of Gaudi’s architectural innovations. During our time at the Colonia Güell we’ll visit the rest of the former Güell Estate, of which Gaudi’s crypt is just a small part. This represents an outstanding paradigm of “modernista” industrial architecture. I can’t imagine a better way of stepping back into early 20th century’s society than this walk through the old streets of the Colonia Güell: the houses of the workers and those of the doctor or the director of the textile mill, the old school, the café…it all looks just as it did a hundred years ago.
After visiting the Colonia Güell we’ll continue to Montserrat. Montserrat combines breathtaking natural beauty with a long and fascinating history. The drive up to the monastery along one of the country’s most scenic roads is one you’ll always remember. The original monastery was founded in the year 1025, and soon began to receive pilgrims who contributed to spread the stories of miracles worked by the Virgin. Once we get to the monastery, your licensed guide will take you on a walking tour of the monastery grounds, and make Montserrat’s nearly one thousand years of history come alive. If you take a morning tour, we’ll time it so that we are there in time to listen to the “Escolania”, one of Europe’s oldest singing choirs, before returning to Barcelona.
|Price:||From 695 Euros (per tour, for up to 6 people)|
|Tour type:||Chauffeured tour, with both driver and guide|
|Amount of walking:||Moderate|
*Keep in mind...: the choir doesn't sing on Saturdays and during school holidays.
*Entrance tickets and meals are not included
*For parties of 7 or more, request a new quote