Monuments, Tombs, Art, and Devotion in Monserrat, Spain

In the Basilica de Santa Maria de Montserrat are the tombs of Don Juan de Aragon, Prince of the Royal House of Catalonia, and Bernat II Vilamari, a Spanish Admiral who served the King of Aragon and the King of Naples and died in 1512.  There is also a sculpture of King John I (Joan I), friend of Montserrat.  Outside the Basilica stands a sculpture of Saint George by Josep Maria Subirachs, the same sculptor whose works are seen on the Passion Facade of La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona.  Note that, even with the photo of Saint George, as you move from left to right, Saint George’s face seems to move to follow you.  Finally, we leave Montserrat by lighting a devotional candle in the Ave Maria Path.

Tomb of Don Juan de Aragon

Tomb of Don Juan de Aragon

SOURCE:  Tomb of Don Juan de Aragon (Montserrat, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 04 August 2011.

Tomb of Bernat II Vilamari

Tomb of Bernat II Vilamari

SOURCE:  Tomb of Bernat II Vilamari (Montserrat, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 04 August 2011.

King John I

King John I

SOURCE:  King John I (Montserrat, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 04 August 2011.

Saint George

Saint George

SOURCE:  Saint George (Montserrat, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 04 August 2011.

The Ave Maria Path

The Ave Maria Path

SOURCE:  The Ave Maria Path (Montserrat, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 04 August 2011.

Copyright © 2011 by Stephen J. Danko

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