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Start your trip from Barcelona in bus to the mountain of Montserrat which rises majestically to 4,051 feet (1,236 meter).

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The rocks of Montserrat formed by natural cement of sand during the century affected by the wind and rain who shaped the mountain with strange and varied forms. The popular imagination has seen human or animal shape in some of these peaks, giving them names and inventing legends to explain their fantastic origins.

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We recommend you to visit the Royal Basilica of Montserrat, which holds the famous 12th century Romanesque carving of Virgen Moreneta, the Black Virgin.

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Whether you are religious or not, visiting the Black Madonna at Montserrat is a spiritual and worthwhile experience.

The Black Madonna is sometimes referred to by other names, including ‘The Virgin of Montserrat’ and ‘La Moreneta’. The statue sits behind a sheet of glass. However, one of her hands that is holding a sphere (which symbolises the universe) is not behind the glass. It is tradition for you to kiss or touch the Virgin’s hand whilst opening out your other hand to Jesus.

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