Vilar Rural de Cardona
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
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... full that we decided to hike down to the Santa Cava instead of taking the funicular. Santa Cava is a cave where the black virgin was found. I'm not 100% clear on the legend, but I do know that the Black Madonna is an image found all throughout Europe. The monks of Montserrat built a church around this site, and now it's a place to remember loved ones. We hiked all the way back up and then decided to try to beat the tourist crowd for our trip home.
... 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, ...
... to leave. The train eventually came and, although we were not positive it was the right train, we followed the small group who thought it was and boarded. It wasn't so we had to change trains at another station. No worries though, we made it back to Barcelona just in time for the fountain show.
At the bottom of Montjuic and at the base of the National Palace is the Font MÓgica which is a free attraction in Barcelona. This is a fountain show (think smaller version of the ...
... 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 ...