ELAINE QUEHL, Quilt Artist, Teacher, Dyer, Designer

Thursday, April 5, 2018

A Day in Montserrat

Montserrat is a multi-peaked rocky range of mountains about 45 km northwest of Barcelona. We booked a small group tour on-line to make the trip easier. Situated there is the Benedictine Monastery of Santa Maria de Montserrat. The Monastery is built on the site where a statue of a black virgin was discovered in the 12th century.

It's a pretty dramatic landscape! 

The funicular took us to the top of the mountain for a little hike.

We had a chance to view the Monastery, although our tickets did not include getting up close to the black virgin. You can see a photo of her from a distance in my photo below. To get up close to her there is a photo here on Wikipedia. Pilgrims make their way there to seek blessing and healing from the virgin.

A cable car took us down to the village where we found our bus to take us back to Barcelona.

I did not look down during this trip!!!

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