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religious history tour of Spain in search of the Holy Grail

Religious History Tour Spain

THE HOLY GRAIL OF SPAIN

Tour for Groups only 

Pilgrimage, Spain religious tours

Follow the traces of Christendoms most important relic, the Holy Grail and discover Spains Northeast. Visit the important cities of Barcelona , Valencia , Zaragoza and Huesca and  remote sites of the utmost religious significance, such as Montserrat, Jaca, Santa Cruz de la Sers or San Juan de La Pea. Learn about legends and traditions, ancient Celtic rituals and myths of  the science of Alchemy...
looking back to the times of Cabbala and Arthurian narrations.

ITINERARY
01. Day Arrival in Barcelona

Transfer to the hotel. Dinner and overnight.

02. Day Barcelona
In the morning discover this Cosmopolitan city and cosmopolitan capital of Catalua. Stroll through its Gothic Quarter, Las Ramblas, and enjoy architects Gaud works such as La Sagrada Familia and Parque Gell. Free time in the evening. Dinner and overnight in Barcelona

03. Day Barcelona Valencia
After visiting the town of Tortossa we will follow our journey along the Costa del Azahar (orange blossom) to Sagunto where we shall visit: castle, fortress walls and Roman theatre. Arrival in Valencia for dinner and overnight.

04. Day Valencia
Spains third biggest city Valencia, will offer us its Cathedral, Iglesia Nuestra Seora de los Desamparados, Santa Catalina, Santo Domingo, Market of Silk ( La Lonja ), Palaces de La Generalitat and Marqus de Dos Aguas, the gates of the city: Puertas de la Ciudad.. .
The Cathedral of Valencia shelters an austere Gothic chapel: La Capilla del Santo Cliz. According to tradition this place protects the Holy Grail, that was taken from Rome by Peter. Centuries later, the Holy Grail was hidden in Huesca. During the Arabian invasion the Holy Grail was kept out of danger in the monastery San Juan de la Pea and it finally became possession of the Cathedral in Valencia. The Grail made with jet and precious stones- is considered the authentic one by the fraternity in charge of its protection.
Free time in the evening. Dinner and overnight in Valencia.

05. Day Valencia Teruel Zaragoza
Our route takes us to the region Aragn, which is closely related to the Holy Grail. We will visit picturesque villages such as Segorbe and Jrica on the way to Teruel, bastion of the Mudjar art style. Dinner and overnight in Zaragoza.

06. Day Zaragoza Huesca Jaca
In the morning we will visit the former residence of the Aragonese kings, the city of Zaragoza with its Cathedral, La Seo , Nuestra Seora del Pilar Spains most important Marian site- La Alfajera. In the afternoon we will continue our journey to Huesca and Jaca: its massive and mysterious Cathedral, Spains first Romanesque cathedral sheltered the Holy Grail. Enjoy the very interesting Archaeological Museum with Santa Orosias remains -Princess of Bohemia-, which contributed to the rescue of the Holy Grail in the mountains of Yebra. Dinner and overnight in Jaca.

07. Day Jaca San Juan de la Pea Santa Cruz de la Sers Jaca
In the rough mountain range Sierra de la Pea we will find the Monastery San Juan de La Pea : hidden under the reddish crags it was the site where the resistance against the Arabian invader started. In the upper floor of this subterranean church we will find the most complete Romanesque pantheon, the museum and the beautiful cloister will surprise us. Our next stop will be in Santa Cruz de la Sers : we will enjoy its picturesque Aragonese houses and remains of its monastery. Santa Cruz was a very important site of pre-Christian rituals -we will find some of the chimneys decorated with Espantabrujas (witch-frighteners). We will follow the Valle del Echo to Siresa with its majestic church San Pedro where the Holy Grail was sheltered. Return to Jaca for dinner and lodgement.

08. Day Jaca Santa Orosia Montserrat
In the morning excursion to the pilgrimage church Santa Orosia in Yebra and then continue to Yeste and Triste, Los Mallos and Ayerbe, Barbastro, Monzn y Almacelles to the monastery of Montserrat. Dinner and overnight.

09. Day Montserrat
The impressive mountain massif of Montserrat is the religious and cultural centre of Catalua as well as the most important Marian site in this region. We will visit the monastery and its Black Madonna while we enjoy this site probably chosen by Richard Wagner as Monsalvat in Parsifal and Lohengrin. The writer and researcher Ramn Ramonet Riu has found a surprising similarity between the Arthurian heroes and the Catalonian nobility... We will end up this day attending the sung Holy Mass in the monastery. Dinner and overnight in Montserrat.

10. Day Montserrat Barcelona
Transfer to the airport in Barcelona.

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