Photographer's Note

Another hermitage in the mountains of Montserrat

Montserrat is a multi-peaked mountain located near the city of Barcelona.
This mountainous massif located about 50 km from Barcelona, has had a great spiritual attraction since antiquity.
It is well known as the site of the Benedictine abbey, Santa Maria de Montserrat, which hosts the Virgin of Montserrat sanctuary and which is identified by some with the location of the Holy Grail in Arthurian myth.

"Montserrat" literally means "saw (serrated, like the common handsaw) mountain" in Catalan. It describes its peculiar aspect with multitude of rock formations which are visible from a great distance. The mountain is composed of strikingly pink conglomerate, a form of sedimentary rock. Montserrat is Spain's first National Park.

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