20.09.10 – A short trip by train from Barcelona makes for the perfect day trip to the spiritual center of Catalonia, Montserrat. The train drops you off at the bottom of beautiful 1200 meter mountains topped with a massif of limestone pinnacles where you ride a funicular to the monastery above. A 12th century chapel built to house the La Moreneta, the Black Virgin, was our destination. We waited in line with a couple hundred other people to climb the narrow staircase and make our way to La Moreneta. I choked when I was finally in front of her and forgot to make my request. Bummer!
It’s a beautiful place to sit and take in the fresh air and beautiful scenery which was much more spiritual for me ;)