Catalonia will welcome us with open arms and with some helpful signposts along the way: the regional government has placed markers for the Camino Santiago throughout the province, and these markers will help us to keep our bearings as we continue our journey to Montserrat and Manresa.
The Catalan nation has a glorious history and a rich culture, manifested in the vernacular language “Catalan,” which you will hear spoken throughout this region.
After you have finished your pilgrimage, you will surely want to visit Barcelona, very close to Manresa. There you will find a few spots visited by Ignatius, but you will also find many highlights of Catalan culture, including modern architectural masterpieces such as Gaudi’s magnificent Basilica of Barcelona, the Sagrada Familia.
We continue our journey through Catalonia, the “home stretch” of the Camino Ignaciano. This land offered generous shelter, assistance and friendship to the pilgrim Ignatius of Loyola, and we trust you will feel similarly well cared for during your journey here.