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The Via Crucis and the Santa Cova (Montserrat)


The Via Crucis (Stations of the Cross) offers fourteen episodes on the route Jesus took carrying the cross from the house of Pilate to Calvary, concluding with his crucifixion and burial. The route of the Via Crucis of Montserrat begins near the Plaça de l’Abat Oliba and ends at the Dolorosa Chapel. The fourteen stations were erected between 1909 and 1919 but were destroyed in the Spanish Civil War. Since then, some of the stations have been reconstructed, with sculptures by Margarida Sans Jordi and Francesc Juventeny. The remaining stations are being developed by Domènec Fita.

 

The Santa Cova (Holy Cave) is a chapel where legend locates the discovery of the image of the Virgin of Montserrat. The building dates back to the 17th century with some subsequent refurbishments.

 

The road leading to the Santa Cova begins near the funicular station and follows a 1500-meter route established in the 17th century. Fifteen groups of sculptures related to the mysteries of the rosary can be viewed here, including works by Gaudí, Puig i Cadafalch, Josep Llimona and the Vallmitjana brothers.



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Olesa de Montserrat is a municipality rich in culture and tradition, located in the foothills of the mountain of Montserrat. Olesa de Montserrat is located in the north of the comarca (county) of Baix Llobregat, in the subcomarca of Montserratí, halfway between Barcelona and the Montserrat Monastery. The natural area of the municipality, with its beautiful and magnificent scenery, is bounded by the Llobregat river and the mountain chains of Sant Salvador de les Espases and Puigventós. Olesa’s roots are markedly agricultural; it is noted in particular for its cultivation of olives of the palomar or Olesan variety, native to the region, from which the famous Olesan oil is extracted.

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