A day at Montserrat.


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June 5th 2009
Published: June 14th 2009
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Day Two in Barcelona.

Today we went to the Montserrat, the home of the Benedictine monks and a famous Madonna. We took the cable car up to the monastery, and a funicular up to one of the many hermitages. We also walked to the chapel of Santa Cova, where allegedly, they found the ancient statue of the Madonna, after it had been lost. It had been hidden for many years to protect it from the wars, but people had forgotten where it was located.



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Montserrat monasteryMontserrat monastery
Montserrat monastery

A view of the monastery from a distance, clinging to the mountain.
Our Lady of MontserratOur Lady of Montserrat
Our Lady of Montserrat

A little blurry because the photographer was dazzled by her beauty.
Hermitage of St JohnHermitage of St John
Hermitage of St John

One of the walks from the Montserrat monastery.


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