Tourist Information Guide

Masses at Montserrat: Services in the Basilica at Montserrat Monastery

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The Basilica at Montserrat
The Basilica at Montserrat
During your visit to Montserrat Monastery you may decide that you would like to attend one of the daily masses. If this is the case, it is worth planning ahead to make sure that your visit will coincide with one of the masses that is taking place on the day that you are there. You will find that there are some masses that take place every day of the year at Montserrat and there are others that only take places on certain occasions.

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.


Where are the masses held at Montserrat?

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.


Daily masses at the Basilica in Montserrat

Main masses:

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:

09:30: 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).

Other masses:

There are also smaller masses that happen each day (these are the same during the week, weekends and holidays):

07:30: Laudes
18:15: Rosary
18:45: Vespers


TipIf 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.


Full agenda for the masses

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.


Confession times

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.

Monday - Friday: 10:45 - 13:00
Saturday: 10:00 - 13:00 and 19:30 - 20:00
Sunday: 08:15 - 13:00, 17:00 - 18:00 and 19:30 - 20:00

(see our public holidays at Montserrat page for the details of the dates):


Contact details for the Basilica

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]


Etiquette for masses

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:

  • Silence is essential in the basilica.
  • Dress appropriately (you will see a lot of people wearing shorts or skirts but you should attempt to cover your shoulders).
  • Cameras and video cameras are allowed. However, make sure that you use them with respect - do not block other people's views or use strong flashes.
  • 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.


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