Vilar Rural de Cardona
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... we have devoured.
Perhaps we will have some time to fill in the blanks over christmas, but for now it time it seems logical to talk about the present.
It's about 5.30 in the evening, it all but dark outside, the central heating is on, the dogs have been walked, and fire is burning. Soon we will be playing cards, a bit of friendly competition before dinner which, since we're on Iberian time here, is always a bit later in ...
... literally means "jagged (serrated) mountain." Montserrat is famous for the "black virgin of Montserrat", a statue of the virgin and baby Christ carved out of wood. The statue was carved sometime in the 12th century and it is one of several "black" Madonna's in Europe. The statue is housed in the Benedictine monastery of Montserrat and is now a site of pilgrimage. Chelsea and I waited in a long line very patiently to file by her, ...
... where people on pilgramage, from all over the world, climb narrow switchbacks interspersed with religious icons and statues. When you get to the top you see a small modern city with expensive stores and nice restaurants which totally surprises us (but we should be used to that by now). We grab a quick brunch in a nice cafeteria and admire the views from the top of the mountain, and then climb up to the ...
... our picnic lunch on the monastery steps then wandered around inside. The area with the candles is really beautiful. Later on we took the funicular up to the very top lookout and walked to one of the old abandoned churches. There are some nice hikes here if you have enough time. We saw that the sky was getting a bit grey and gloomy so we cut our hike short and started to walk down the hill back to ...
... quirky as ever especially with his rendition of what looked like "Oscar" opulence and excess, although there were some paintings in there that surprised me (including the photo of the Barcelona lady on my welcome page). Caught the express train (Catalunya Express) all the way back to Barcelona. Karen and Cathy were kind enough to indulge my request to have ...