Travel back to the 9th century and delve into the Roman vestiges of Cardona Castle, a medieval jewel very close to Barcelona. On this fantastic trip, you will also visit some fantastic salt mines and taste local tapas and wines!
Cardona and Montserrat Trip
We'll meet at your hotel in Barcelona at 9 am and get on a bus to the municipality of Cardona. After 1 hour 30 minutes, we'll arrive in this historic town which is famous for being home to the Salt Mountain Cultural Park and one of the best-preserved medieval castles in the country.
Our first stop will be Cardona mountain. With a surface area of more than 100 hectares, this potassium salt mine is one of the most important in the world, and it grows every year! We'll descend 86 metres down to contemplate the thousand-year-old stalactites and stalagmites of salt inside and we'll learn about the history of the industrial exploitation of the valley.
After exploring the Salt Mountain, we'll head to Cardona Castle. This 886 fortress built on the top of a promontory combines an eminently Romanesque style with Gothic details that will take us back to the Middle Ages. The location of the castle will allow us to enjoy unique views of the Cardener river valley and the Saline valley.
Our excursion will continue with a guided tour of Cardona's historic centre, a trading village that became the centre of an important market and a meeting point for travellers arriving from the south of France and the Pyrenees. You'll love this medieval jewel!
After touring Cardona, we'll head to Montserrat. From a distance, we'll see its unmistakable jagged peak. First of all, we'll visit the Benedictine monastery of Santa Maria de Montserrat, home to the patron saint of Catalonia.
We'll return to the original starting point at around 7 pm.
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Tour in English
Children under 2 years oldUS$ 96.80
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Tours or activities will not consist of more than 8 people per group.
A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.
The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.
Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.
All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.
The temperature and wellness of all those taking part in the service will be monitored daily, excluding and maintaining in quarantine any who display fever or symptoms.
The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.
The capacity of all means of transport will be reduced to 80% of their maximum capacity.
At monuments, museums and attractions, the maximum permitted capacity will be a 80% of the total maximum capacity.
Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
The temperature of all attendees will be taken, and admission will be denied to those with a temperature of more than 37 degrees Celsius (99 Fahrenheit).
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english, although it may occasionally be done in two languages.
Hotel pick up and return transfer
Transport by minibus
English speaking guide.
Entrance to Cardona Castle: € 8 (US$ 9.70) per person
Entrance to the Salt Mountain: € 12 (US$ 14.50) per person
Entrance to the Montserrat Abbey
Lunch and drinks
When to book?
You can book up until the previous day (12:00 pm) if there are still places available. Book now to guarantee your spot.
Type of voucher
Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.
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