24 October 2009

Un Endroit Isolé

Santa Cova

Santa Cova is nestled 4,000 feet up in the Montserrat mountains, the fabled place where the miraculous Black Virgin, carved by St. Luke, was found.

A funicular takes one halfway up to Santa Cova; the rest of the way must be made on foot. Along the path one passes the gorgeously done Stations of the Cross.

Further up the mountain is the Monastery of Montserrat and the Basilica, which houses the Black Virgin and is visited by millions of pilgrims each year.