For your Information
Barcelona's great Cathedral is not only one of the most celebrated examples of Catalan Gothic style, but also one of the finest cathedrals in Spain. It is situated at the heart of the Barri Gotic, on the remains of an early Christian basilica and a Romanesque church. The building dates back to the late 13th century and the middle of the 15th century, with the heavily ornate main facade and dome being constructed at the beginning of the 20th century.
Montserrat is 56 kilometres northwest of Barcelona, at the summit of Catalonia's 1,200m-high holy mountain. Montserrat is named after the strangely serrated rock formations (mont - mountain; serrat - sawed). It is one of the most important pilgrimage sites in the whole of Spain. It is famous for 'La Moreneta' (The Black Virgin) a medieval statue of the Madonna and Child. It has been blackened by the smoke of millions of candles over the centuries and is said to have been made by St Luke and brought to the area by St Peter.
It is also famous for its choir. 'La Escolania' dates back to the 13th century and is one of the oldest and best-known boys' choirs in Europe. The choir sings every day at 1.00pm.
This is a highly prestigious venue to perform at.