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Hiking on Montserrat

It wasn’t much of a walk — 40 minutes, mostly uphill, and then 20 minutes back, mostly downhill. But my hike from the monastery to St Michael’s Cross was the highlight of the four hours we spent on Montserrat last … Continue reading

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More on the Monastery at Montserrat

We spent four hours visiting the monastery at Montserrat one day during our week-long stay in Barcelona last October. In my previous posting (see here) I concentrated on the photos I took  of the Black Madonna and the Boys’ Choir … Continue reading

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The Black Madonna of Montserrat

Her official name is Mare de Deu de Montserrat (Mother of God of Montserrat) but most Catalans call her “La Moreneta (the little dark-skinned one)” and Pope Leo XIII appointed her the patron saint of Catalonia in 1881. Most tourists … Continue reading

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