Rest, Relaxation and Montserrat
Trip Start Jun 28, 2010
6Trip End Jul 07, 2010
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Montserrat the monastery sits in an odd formation of rock mountains. Montserrat 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 view from Montserrat is of course fabulous. You are way high up in these rock mountains with all the countryside spread out before you. The grounds are lush and landscaped with ivies and flowers. The surroundings are very serene.
Unfortunately the Montserrat boys choir is on holiday from the end of June through the end of August, so we didn't get to hear them sing in the cloister as they do each day at 1:00; I guess we can buy a CD.
After taking the train back down the mountain, we drove back to Parador de Cardona to take an afternoon siesta. Tonight we again had a lovely Catálan based dinner in the castle restaurant. Tomorrow we head back to Barcelona for our last in the city before flying home.
Trobaré a faltar Barcelona i el bell país d'Espanya.