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Barcelona | Montserrat, Bodegas Jean León Wine & Sitges

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Board a coach from our office in Barcelona to the magical mountain of Montserrat. Famous for its peculiar morphology, its name comes from the Catalan words Mont (mountain) and Serrat (serrated). World-famous for its rocky geography, Montserrat's 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 follows the rule of Saint Benedict in Montserrat. Fall in love with the Gothic and Renaissance details of the basilica and sanctuary. Learn about 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 the guided tour finishes. Meet your guide back again and leave for the prestigious Jean Leon wineries. A unique enclave with movie-worthy history and exclusive wines to please even the most select palates, the Finca de Jean León extends over 150 hectares of vineyards and native flora. Discover the incredible history of Jean Leon while tasting their excellent wines in the wine bar. Then, sit back on the journey to Sitges. This fisherman’s village is one of the most beautiful towns of the Catalan coast with its narrow streets, beautiful beaches, and vibrant cultural life. Follow your guide for a walking tour of this quaint town and learn about its history. Enjoy the free time provided and explore the streets on your own before returning to Barcelona.