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Montserrat Royal Basilica Half-Day Trip from Barcelona

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  • Location: Barcelona, Spain
  • Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2140JTEBA07

Montserrat's Basilica During Mass

Theresanne S, USA, July 2009

Mass filled up quickly in spite of the fact there are many seats and side chappels to sit within. People were standing along the back wall, and others were sitting on the stairs that lead to the individual side chappels.

Montserrat Basilica's Carving Example

Theresanne S, USA, July 2009

The entire wall -- one leading to the black Madonna -- is filled with carvings of honorable people, animals, flora and fauna all conveying their own particular story.

Montserrat Basilica's Stairwell of the Heavens

Theresanne S, USA, July 2009

Walking up this stairwell closest to the black Madonna allows an all too brief overview of the people chosen to be honored by many founders and craftsmen.

Detailed Glimpse of Montserrat's Basilica Stairwell

Theresanne S, USA, July 2009

Astoundingly, everywhere you look is something for the eyes, mind and heart to take in . Notice the detail in lattice work on the ceilings.

Montserrat Basilica Corridor

Theresanne S, USA, July 2009

This view allows a small glimpse into the varied paintings, stained glass, architectural detail and marble mosaic tiles that tease your eyes to walk slowly and take it all in before arriving at the room where the black Madonna is housed.

Montserrat Basilica's Doors of Stature

Theresanne S, USA, July 2009

Who could not feel moved by the power of these regal doors and the brilliant display of light capturing the hues in the marble stairs?

Montserrat's Basilica Hall

Theresanne S, USA, July 2009

This is the beginning of the line to see the black Madonna statue.

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Tour code: 2140JTEBA07