In the immediate vicinity of Barcelona there is the mountain monastery of Montserrat, which is considered the spiritual center of the region. This is not just a religious object, but the unique cultural center with incomparable spiritual atmosphere. Benedictine monastery has remains an important center of pilgrimage for many hundreds of years. Its walls house the priceless religious artifact, the image of Madonna La Moreneta. According to scientists, the painting was created in the 12th century; Luke the Evangelist is considered its author.
In addition to unique religious sites, Barcelona has a vast amount of museums and cultural centers. Girona is also famous due to an abundance of famous attractions. It was built on the site of the ancient city of Gerunda that has been destroyed. Modern tourists associate Girona with Salvador Dali. The art museum dedicated to its works is located in the immediate vicinity of Girona, in the ancient town of Figueres. Dali Theater and Museum remains the most visited cultural center of Catalunya; there are very interesting cultural events in it.
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