Thursday, July 19, 2012

[Video] A Visit to Garabandal


by Caroline Bullen

Before leaving Spain after touring around Cantabria and Austria, we spent 3 days at La Pisa, a family run guest house, in the pretty, picturesque village of Aniezo, close to the ancient village waterwheel ("la pisa") that gives the hotel its name. Amazingly, we discovered that Aniezo was in a more temperate valley, just behind the next ridge of mountains standing behind Garabandal. The homely, comfortable accommodation is owned by John and Gwyneth from England and offers a warm hospitality, open log fire and really good food. It is well worth a stay if visiting Garabandal.
An added attraction, unknown to us at the time, was a yearly procession of the statue of Our Lady taken to the village church in Aniezo from a shrine in the mountain (Our Lady of Light), and carried by foot in the longest Marian procession in Spain, covering 24 kilometres through beautiful areas of Liebana to the monastery of Santo Toribo, and back again.
[From Garabandal International Magazine July - September 2010]