FIRST MYSTERY OF THE GLORY OF THE ROSARY
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Camí del Rosari Monumental
Montserrat
(Montserrat 1900 - 1907)

A monument integrating architecture and nature

Commissioned by the Lliga Espiritua de la Mare de Déu (Spiritual League of Our Lady Montserrat), Gaudí did the project for the monumental Primer Misteri de Glňria del Rosari (First Mystery of the Glory of the Rosary), which was begun near the sanctuary of Montserrat. This Primer Misteri (which represents the resurrection of Christ), was understood by him as the resurrection of Catalonia. Gaudí proposed extending the cave where Our Lady of Montserrat was found and creating there a large square. Construction was not begun until 1907, when the sculptor Josep llimona made the figure of the resuscitated Christ in bronze which was to preside over the site. For economic reasons, work was stopped and was not begun again until several years later, according to a simplification of the project, adapted by the architect Jeroni Martorell i Terrats. The site was inagurated in 1916.

     
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