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Santa Maria de Montserrat ~ Spain

One of Catalonia’s most important monasteries, Santa Maria de Monserrat is a Benedictine abbey located in the mountains of  Montserrat, under the shadow of the imposing monoliths. Culminating at over 1200 meters, Montserrat often attracts religious pilgrims from all over Spain who come visit the famous Black Virgin of Montserrat. It’s actually a very small statue of the Virgin Mary and infant Christ on her lap. Legend says that the Benedictine monks found the statue in a cave in the mountains and could not move it, so they built the monastery around the statue. On the 11th of September 1881, […]