Monday, January 25, 2010

Montserrat - The sacred mountain of Catalonia

The Basilica Real
A church and monastery built high up on a mountain top near Barcelona.

Stunning views. On the way up to the monastry, it was so clear that we could see across to the Pyrenees mountains.

People come from all over the world to touch the hand of the statue of the "Black Virgin". The rest of the statue is encased in glass.

This was such an interesting and beautiful place to visit.

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