Tuesday, September 17, 2013

We joined this line, without knowing what the purpose was:)

The Black Madonna otherwise known as La Moreneta is a popular pilgrimage destination in Spain. It is believed to have been carved by St Luke in 50AD and brought to Spain. It was hidden in some cove and rediscovered in 880AD. The legend says the discovery by shepherds was led by a bight light and heavenly music. It was too heavy to be moved and so it stayed in Montserrat.  ( In Catalan this translates to serrated mountain)Many miracles have been reported through the intercession through the virgin Mary at Montserrat. Currently the image is in an alcove behind the main altar. And this queue is us trailing from the front of the church right pass the church at the fringe of it into the alcove. A wonderful experience definitely!!

How do you get there? By taking the metro from:

Dep: Placa Espanya stn. Barcelona 
Arr: Monsterrat Aeri stn.
(Journey time approx. 1 hr.) 

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