Montserrat - Barcelona


In this 40 second piece by contributor Dani Massaro, you'll get a phenomenal aerial view of one of the most iconic sights of Spain: the Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey.  Built on the Montserrat Mountain less than an hour's drive northwest of Barcelona, the complex dates to the 11th century although it was substantially rebuilt in the 19th century.  Dedicated to the Virgin of Montserrat statueof the Madonna, the complex has a contingent of about 80 monks.  In recent years, monastery has also become a symbol for Catalan nationalism.

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