Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Madonna of Montes- or Mary of Mountains from Racalmuto.

21st July 2016

There were a lot of reasons why I would like to visit Sicily but one of them was the festival which commemorates mother of Racalmuto. It takes places on the second weekend of July every year.

Racalmuto is a small town in the province of Agrigento in Sicily ( Italy). The small town which  is famous for its mother of Racalmuto. 

According to legend a noble man or a prince  found a statue of Mary at the coast of Africa in 1503 and decided to bring it to Italy. His home was near Racalmuto 
When the ox cart got the village the oxen stopped and  refused to move. So the church dedicated to Madonna was built on this spot where car stopped in 1503.

The church Madonna of Mountains

And the festival begins.....

Be continue tomorrow.




8 comments:

  1. Beautiful interior design of church. Looking forward to know more about the festival.

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  2. Beautiful images. So, did this follow a few days after the Virgin of Carmen festival or is this the festival you were talking about (different from ours here).

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  3. Those are huge animals! It would be hard to get them to move if they didn't want to. Beautiful church.

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    1. Cynthia it was very hard to contoll them several men did it

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  4. The church does not look very big but it is very grand.

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    1. Andrew you are right but interior design is wonderful..

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