Resurfacing as a powerful archetype for our times, the Black Madonna symbolizes authenticity and empowerment. She represents the sacred inner realms of creativity, fertility and sexuality, as well as the cyclical nature of life, death and regeneration. Often associated with Mary Magdalene and the Gnostic teachings, pilgrims from all over the world have traveled by custom itineraries in Spain to experience the profound energies that emanate from her shrines.
Join us on an adventure of a lifetime where we will explore the history and imagery devoted to this fascinating archetype, while experiencing some of the most magnificent artistic and cultural treasures of the medieval world in Spain.
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The Medieval Roots of the Black Madonna
Starting in Madrid, this tour will take us to Toledo where we will explore the Moorish architecture and the medieval roots of mystical practices. We will visit the monastery of the famous Spanish mystic Teresa of Avila. Lesser-known yet equally captivating Black Madonna shrines such as Guadalupe and Peña de Francia in Salamanca will be included in this tour.
In the Footsteps of the Pilgrims
Starting in Barcelona, we will travel through northern Spain to sites such as Montserrat, Zaragoza and Galicia. Each carefully chosen shrine reveals a unique expression of the Black Madonna and this tour will culminate in Galicia on the pilgrim’s route known as the Camino de Santiago.
*Prices vary according to season, hotel category and number of passengers.