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Cardona and Montserrat Full Day with Brunch: Medieval castle, Salt mines and Monastery

Visit the Salt Mines of Cardona. Explore the Cardona Castle and savor local products on a fantastic brunch at the site. Head to Montserrat to take the cog-wheel train and enjoy a breathtaking ride up the mountain.

Leave our office in central Barcelona on an air-conditioned coach towards Cardona. Sit back and relax on the journey to Cardona’s Salt Mountain Park.

Get into the original tunnels of one of the most important potash salt mines in Europe until 1990. Marvel at the immense Salt Mountain and feel like a true miner travelling back in time into the salt basin. Put on a helmet and get ready to explore the old and new galleries of the site.

Visit one of the most important medieval fortress in Catalonia, the Cardona Castle. Build in the IX century by order of Guifré el Pilós (Wilfred the Hairy), the construction is a perfect example of Romanesque style architecture. Learn about the vast significance of this Count actions with your local guide and the historical importance of this landmark. Marvel at the views and savor a brunch of tasty local products before heading to the mystic mountain of Montserrat.

On arrival to Montserrat, board the cog-wheel train up the mountain and enjoy the amazing views over the area. Admire the Mountain’s peculiar morphology, which comes from the Catalan words Mont (mountain) and Serrat (serrated). World-famous for its rocky geography, Montserrat beautiful scenery was declared National Park in 1987 to protect its natural and cultural wealth.

Follow your local guide through the site and learn about the history and architectural style of the Monastery. A community of 80 monks currently lives and follow the rule of Saint Benedict in Montserrat. Fall in love with the Gothic and Renaissance details of the basilica and sanctuary, popularity of which comes from the legend of the miraculous apparition of the Madonna and Child in the cave of Santa Cova. To this day their wood carving is kept in the Church of the monastery, which you will be able to visit. The figure is popularly known as La Moreneta (The Black Madonna) as a result of a varnish reaction.

Besides the main area, there are a great number of small churches and trails you can follow. You will be given free time to taste the finest liquors, shop for locally produced treats or visit the audio visual exhibition once our guided tour finishes.

Additional Information 

  • A dress code is required to enter the Basilica in Montserrat. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. No flip flops permitted
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please note: Radio guide system is offered to groups of more than 5 people
  • Please note this is a walking tour on arrival at the site. Wear appropriate attire

Details

Confirmation
48 Hours
Duration
10 Hours
Transport
N/A
Voucher Type
E-Voucher
Amendment
14 Days Notice
Refund
14 Days Notice

What You Get

Includes

  • Transportation on an air conditioned coach
  • Tour operated in both Spanish and English
  • Radio guide system
  • Entrance and visit to Cardona Castle
  • Entrance and visit to the Salt Mines in Cardona
  • Brunch composed of local products, a glass of wine and a glass of cava
  • Taste of 4 typical liquors of the area
  • Entrance to the audio visual exhibition in Montserrat “Espai Audio visual Montserrat

How to Use

  • Kindly present a printed or mobile copy of your voucher at the location

Terms and Conditions

  • Changi Recommends and the appointed operator will not be responsible for any accidents, loss of property or damage caused by individual negligence
  • The e-ticket/e-voucher cannot be exchanged for cash or used on more than one occasion
  • Any alteration(s) on the e-ticket/e-voucher will not be accepted by Changi Recommends and the appointed merchant
  • In the event of unforeseen circumstances that affects tour departure or ticket/voucher invalidity, customers will be notified and be advised accordingly

Cancellation Policy:

  • Tours/Experiences subject to cancellation without prior notice due to unforeseen circumstances, and (or) when there is an official request from the authorities
  • Refunds will be given to customers under these circumstances:
    • No refunds will be entertained for cancellation made 6 days or less prior the departure date
    • 50% of the amount will be refunded to customers for cancellation made at least 7 days prior the departure date
    • 80% of the amount will be refunded to customers for cancellation made at least 14 days prior the departure date
  • There will be no refunds even if included items are not utilised by the visitor
  • In the event of late comers/no show, it would be considered as cancellation and no refund will be given

Amendment Policy:

  • All amendments are subject to availability
  • Additional charges may apply for amendments

Upon purchase of the ticket, you will receive an email confirmation with e-ticket/e-voucher within two days. Tours and tickets are subjected to availability and are not confirmed until a second confirmation email is received.

How to Get There

This tour starts from Julià Travel Gray Line Spain office at: Carrer de Balmes nº 5, Barcelona.

Please check-in at the counter at least 15 minutes before the departure time.

Item Price (SGD) Quantity
Adult
$125.00
Age 13 and Above
Child
$105.00
Age 4 to 12 years old

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