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Santa Cova…

by on Jan.03, 2018, under Life, Photography

Soon after we first arrived we took the short funicular down to the walking trail which allows you to walk around to Santa Cova Chapel.

Monserrat Basilica

Monserrat Basilica

NIKON D750 + 28.0-300.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 58 mm, 1/160 sec at f/7.1, ISO 100

Note: These photographs (especially the wider shots) look much better when larger. To see larger versions in an inline overlay slideshow gallery viewer click any of the images.

The Holy Cave of Montserrat once housed the Virgin of Montserrat. Three hundred years ago a chapel was built at this spot.

NIKON D750 + 28.0-300.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 28 mm, 1/60 sec at f/7.1, ISO 125

It takes around an hour for the entire walk but the views are stunning – including an impressive view back up to the whole monastery.

NIKON D750 + 28.0-300.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 28 mm, 1/60 sec at f/7.1, ISO 1600

Monserrat Abbey

Monserrat Abbey

NIKON D750 + 28.0-300.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 62 mm, 1/160 sec at f/8, ISO 100

Legend has it that the image of the Mother of God was found at Santa Cova. This was first referred to in text dating back to 1239. This text states that in 880 on a Saturday, close to dusk time there were some shepherd children who saw what is known as a ‘great light’ fall from the sky. Along with the light there was a ‘beautiful song’ in the mountain.

Santa Cova

Santa Cova

NIKON D750 + 28.0-300.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 82 mm, 1/100 sec at f/5, ISO 800

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