Newfoundland Travel Blog - The Grotto

Many of us spend years "chasing the dream" in our 9 to 5 jobs. This was certainly the case for me but, after my retirement, I saw that life had more possibilities than previously imagined. As a lover of nature and owner of a small vacation rental in Pouch Cove, I often explore the outdoors, take photos, and share my experiences with guests in order to help them plan their vacation. This is my collection from my visit to the "Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto" in Flatrock, Newfoundland. #ourladyoflourdesgrotto, #grotto

The Christ statue, one of the stations of the "Our lady of Lourdes" grotto in Flatrock, Newfoundland, stands tall atop a cliff and overlooks the small town.
The Christ statue at Our Lady of Lourdes grotto displays Christ nailed to a crucifix atop a cliff.

Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto, built along the cliffs of Flatrock, offers a unique attraction for those visiting eastern Newfoundland. It was designed by a former community priest who, after visiting a grotto in Lourdes, France, felt compelled to build a shrine of the same construction within the cliffs of Flatrock. #cliff, #newfoundlandtourism, #newfoundland, #crucifix, #shrine, #grotto, #catholic

Located on cliffs, the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes has a central altar and an arrangement of religious statues.
Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto has a central altar and religious statues positioned in stations of the cross along the cliffs.

The largest grotto in Eastern Canada, it is very popular with tourists and locals alike and highly recommended because of its spiritual significance and incredible beauty. Stations of the cross surround a central altar at the Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto. #altar, #grotto, #cliff, #outcrop, #angelstatue, #religiousshrine, #spiritual, #aesthetic, #outcrop

In the Our Lady of Lourdes grotto, flags of Canada and Newfoundland flutter in the breeze behind an angel statue.
In the Our Lady of Lourdes grotto, flags of Canada and Newfoundland flutter in the breeze behind an angel statue.

In the Our Lady of Lourdes grotto, flags of Canada and Newfoundland flutter in the breeze behind an angel statue. #flag, #newfoundlandflag, #canada, #canadianflag, #angelstatue

The Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto is surrounded by white clouds that envelop the rocky outcrop with religious statues.
Flags of Newfoundland and Canada hang at the entrance to a staircase leading to Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto.

Hollows in the huge cliffs contain religious statues and Catholic props. #spiritual, #catholic

The Saint Agnes statue, holding pink flowers, kneels atop a cliff at Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto in Flatrock.
The Saint Agnes statue atop a cliff at Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto in Flatrock.

Here, the Saint Agnes statue is kneeling and offering pink roses to Virgin Mary. #saintagnes

Against a backdrop of fluffy white clouds, a grassy field displays the Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto stations.
Stations of the cross are erected in a grassy field near the Christ statue at Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto in Flatrock.

Taking the staircase to the top of the grotto, you will find a grassy field containing stations of the cross. At the rock wall adjacent to the Christ statue, a cement walkway leads to the far side of the cliff and another staircase which leads to the base of the cliff. #christstatue, #stationsofthecross, #grassyfield, #trees, #forestclearing, #cliff, #grotto

An outcrop housing one of the statues of Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto has a rusty appearance due to deposits of mineral salts.
A rusty coating of mineral deposits coats the top of the rocky cliffs where the statues of Our Lady of Lourdes stand.

Atop the cliff, one of the statues of Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto has a rusty appearance due to deposits of mineral salts. #outcrop, #ourladyoflourdes, #outdoor, #mineraldeposit

On the cliffs above Flatrock, the Christ monument of the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes is illuminated at night.
At night, the Christ on the crucifix statue at the Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto in Flatrock, Newfoundland, is illuminated.

On the cliffs above Flatrock, the Christ monument of the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes is illuminated at night. #night, #flatrock, #ourladyoflourdes

Within the cliffs of Flatrock, Newfoundland, lies Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto, a religious shrine for those of the Catholic faith.
The "Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto" in Flatrock, Newfoundland, is the largest grotto in Eastern Canada.

On your visit to eastern Newfoundland, I recommend a visit to see the Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto in Flatrock. Please follow my Newfoundland Travel Blog to see my work on some other popular tourist attractions in eastern Newfoundland. I'd be delighted to hear from you so why not contact me today?


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