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Santa Cueva de Montserrat, Montserrat

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  • The chapel of the Holy cave path we started from the cable car station. Santa Cova funicular use steel, because part of the road, which he overcomes, very small and at the cold time of the year it can be covered on foot, without spending a lot of effort. The road is wide, paved with stone, mostly shaded. The first phase goes steeply downhill, you need comfortable shoes. The route is very scenic and interesting. Before us opened majestic mountains and wide valleys, all the way sculptures are found with a religious theme, created by the famous Catalan modernist architects of the late 19th-early 20th century. This road is called the path of prayer and how to prepare travelers to visit the chapel of the Holy cave. The Chapel itself stands on the edge of the cliff and as if stuck to the rock. It was here, according to legend, in the year 880 shepherds found the statue of our Lady of the Virgin, which then mysteriously disappeared. Black Maid, which stands now at the monastery, its copy, carved from wood in the 12th century. In situ detection of lost sculptures of the Virgin in 1696-1705 years built this Chapel. During the Napoleonic invasion of the sad fate befell the monastery chapel: only the walls remained from it. In the middle of 19 century was restored, but in our time in the 1994-1995 years badly damaged fire first, then from the downpours. The newly opened to pilgrims and tourists in 1997 year. In the chapel there is a reduced copy of the black Virgin, a genuine image which is located in the monastery. Nevertheless, the small Madonna too remember, pray and make wishes here. Say it eliminates diseases and infertility. In winter (November to March) the Chapel is open from 11.30 a.m. to 4.45 p.m., other times from 10.30 to 18.30. Back of Chapel returned in the same way as the other does not. Short route in both directions for about 3 miles, but due to the difference of heights seems to be longer. Given stops for photographing and admiring the surrounding beauties spent just over an hour. Time left to go another route to the chapel of St. Michael and a viewing platform.
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  • In the specification of pilgrimage to Santiago today came with stock. Off the mountain train from my stock was helpful. Black Madonna repeatedly down a cave one way in about 20 minutes. Black Maria Montserrat monastery church is your image is found in the cave. Now replica you have placed the image. Monastery and Chapel (sannta_oba) in the cave, came to pray here. It is truly a holy place.
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  • The black Madonna is an important historic figure of this area. It dates back to 1000AD and such an important part of Spanish history. They let only so many in at a time to view ...very well organized...  more »