Abbey of Santa Maria de Montserrat, Catalonia: the monastery and the pinnacles of 'los Apostoles' seen through an archway

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RIBApix ref no RIBA27934
Artist/PhotographerDeakin, Ralph (1888-1952)
CountrySpain
CityMontserrat
Subject Date1930
Image Date1930
ViewTopographical
MediumPhotoprint
Library ReferenceDK/SP/36
OrientationPortrait
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit Ralph Deakin / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: The Benedictine monastery is located near the top of the 4,000-foot Mount Montserrat. Pilgrims have been drawn to the mountain since the 12th century to venerate the Romanesque statue of the Black Madonna (La Moreneta), the shrine of which is in the Basilica, consecrated in 1592, next to the monastery.

Subject tags

churches, arches, Landscape, monasteries & convents