Spain - Barcelona

Suggested trip 4 days / 3 nights



Arrival to our selected hotel in Barcelona. Meet your assistant. Orientation talk on the choir’s programe. Overnight



Breakfast at the hotel. Visit of Barcelona the capital of Catalonia. The city is continually reinventing itself: the sweeping urban renewal and facelift leading up to the 1992 Olympics were but the latest step in a process that started two thousand years ago when the Carthaginians and Romans settled here. Barcelona has some unique monuments like the Sagrada Familia and the The Cathedral and some of the most incredible modern architecture. In the afternoon, free time to explore. Overnight




Option 1 : Girona & Figueres

After breakfast at the hotel, travel to the city of Gerona, dating back to pre-Roman times. The old town has preserved its medieval aspect almost untouched. Visit of the Gothic Cathedral (begun c. 1292) (entrance is not included), with one of the world's widest (74 feet [23 m]) aisle-less naves and a Romanesque cloister. The visit continues through the old town around the Cathedral of Gerona. This area was an important Jewish center which can be best admired at "El Call" where Jewish legacy has been kept almost intact. Lunch is optional. In the afternoon visit of Dali's museum (entrance included) in the city of Figueres, an oustanding collection of paintings (surrealism, cubism and futurism) of this world acclaimed genious. Return to the hotel for an evening at leisure. Overnight


Option 2 : Montserrat & Cava

After breakfast, departure to Montserrat. Visit the famous Benedictine Monastery and its black Madonna or "la moreneta" as she is popularly known. Montserrat is the religious centre of Catalonia and has an impressive basilica and a museum. Every day at noon, the Boy's Choir of the Monastery sing by the main altar. Once their performance is concluded, the visiting choir will also be able to sing (on request) at the Basilica for a maximal length of 10-12 minutes. In the afternoon a visit to a vineyard (with cava tasting) can be organised (entrance fee is included). Return to the hotel. Overnight



Breakfast and end of services