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Marian Route

DAY 1 MADRID – ZARAGOZA – MONSERRAT Departure at the scheduled time and place from Pozuelo for Zaragoza. Arrival and free time to visit the Basilica of the Pilar, Patron saint of Spain, and the exceptional square that it makes together with the Seo Cathedral. Lunch and Continuation to Montserrat. Arrival to the inn and room distribution. Dinner and lodging.

DAY 2 MONTSERRAT – Excursion to Barcelona Breakfast. In the morning we will celebrate the Eucharist and we will visit the Shrine of Montserrat, nestled in the most emblematic mountain Catalonia, where Virgin Moreneta is venerated. The Benedictine Abbey complex is one of the most surprising sites of our geography, mixture of art and spirituality. Departure for Barcelona. Lunch and panoramic tour of the “Gothic Quarter”, the nucleus of Barcelona, where the city was born and where the main public buildings of the city are found such as the Palau de the Generalitat, Town Hall and the Cathedral, dedicated to the Holy Cross and to Saint Eulalia. We will continue to the Olympic Ring on the hill of Montjuic, with the Olympic stadium and the palace of Saint Jordi. We will also visit the Sagrada Family, one of the most famous works of Gaudí in Barcelona. Return to the hotel for dinner and lodging.

DAY 3 MONTSERRAT – TORRECIUDAD – LOURDES Breakfast and departure for Torreciudad, shrine, nestled in the top of the mountain giving it a beautiful and suggestive natural environment with a marveouls view of the Grado Reservoir, very near to the ancient hermitage that gave origin to the devotion of the Virgin of Torreciudad in the 11th century. Today it is a pilgrimage site and meeting place for a multitude of pilgrims. Celebration of the Eucharist. Lunch and Continuation to Lourdes. Dinner. At night we will attend the “torch procession”. Lodging.

DAY 4 LOURDES Breakfast. In the morning we will visit the Shrine of Lourdes and Celebration of the Eucharist. The Shrine de Lourdes is located in the heart of the Pyrenees. It is here, where the Virgin of Lourdes appeared in 1858, in the Grotto of the Revelations. Today there is a small shrine to which six million faithful arrive every year. A few meters away, stands the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, which dates from 1871. Return to the hotel for lunch. In the afternoon you will have the possibility to visit the Betharram Caves, located 15 kilometers from Lourdes. They are 80 meters below the level of the sea and it is the largest cave in all of France. Here, we will enjoy a one kilometer boat crossing and we will travel in a little train to enjoy the stalagmites and stalactites. Return to the hotel. Dinner. We will have the opportunity to attend again “the torch procession”. Lodging

DAY 5 LOURDES –LOYOLA – MADRID Breakfast. Departure for Loyola first thing in the morning. Arrival and tour of the monumental complex of the Shrine of Loyola, key component of the religious tourism, and one of the points on the route of the three temples. It is made up of a series of buildings erected around the house tower of the Loyolas, birth home of Saint Ignacius of Loyola, today known as the Holy House. Among all of these buildings of religious and spiritual character in the center shines brightly the Basilica of Loyola, dominated by a dome and preceded by an ample portico decorated in churrigeresco style. Lunch and Continuation to Madrid. Arrival and end of services.