Favourite Places, 2: Monserrat, Spain

Or more accurately, Benedictine Monastery of Santa Maria de Monserrat atop the mountains in Catalonia, Spain that existed since 880 AD.

About an hour and a half via public transport from Barcelona, the trip there is fun in itself with the cog railway ride up to the monastery.  A lot of travellers go there to see the Black Madonna on the high altar in the Basilica. At noon everyday, choir boys sing the Gregorian Chants in her honour.

Post 88. Monserrat


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