This page will provide you with all of the necessary details about masses at Montserrat: where they are held, when they take place, a link to the full mass agenda and advice on etiquette during the masses.
Book tickets for your half day tour to Montserrat from Barcelona with return journey
There are two organized tours that save you the time and trouble of organizing your own trip to Montserrat. They include return journey from Barcelona to Montserrat in an air conditioned bus. You can choose either a half day morning tour or half day afternoon tour.
The masses at Montserrat are held in the Basilica. For details of the history and location of the Basilica, see our Basilica at Montserrat page.
Each day at Montserrat there are three main masses:
11:00: Main mass of the day
12:00: Second mass of the day
19:30: Mass sung by the Monks and the 'L'Escolania' choir
If you are attending on public holidays (see our public holidays at Montserrat page for the details of the dates) there is an extra mass:
11:00: Main mass of the day
13:00: Second mass of the day
19:30: Mass sung by the Monks and the 'L'Escolania' choir (Saturdays only).
There are also smaller masses that happen each day (these are the same during the week, weekends and holidays):
If you are hoping to hear the famous boy's choir of Montserrat (L'Escolania) perform, this happens at different times in the Basilica. For details of the performance times of the choir, see our Montserrat choir page.
If you would like to find out about masses that are held for specific events throughout the year, it is best to consult the Official Montserrat website.
Click on the 'Agenda Montserrat' button. You will be given the opportunity to download a pdf document of the church's agenda.
If you would like to go to confession whilst at Montserrat, you will be able to do this both during the week and at weekends.
|January - December||Monday - Friday||10:40 - 13:00|
|Saturday||10:45 - 13:00 and 19:30 - 20:00|
|Sunday||10:45 - 13:00|
(see our public holidays at Montserrat page for the details of the dates):
If you have any specific questions about the masses in the Basilica you can contact the Abadia directly. You will be able to contact the Monks if you have any questions regarding special blessings during the mass or anything related specifically to the religious elements of the Monastery.
Tel: +34 93 877 7777
E-mail: [email protected]
If you are planning to attend a mass at Montserrat, it is important to remember that it is a religious occasion. Especially during morning times at Montserrat, there can be a lot of noise throughout the Monastery. However, at the Basilica for the mass times it is essential that respect is shown. The main points to remember:
Attending a mass at Montserrat could be your main purpose for the visit. If this is the case, you will find a number of opportunities throughout the day to attend a service. If you are more interested in the history and architecture of Montserrat, it is important to remember that for some people it is a very spiritual experience and show the masses and the basilica the respect that they deserve.