99% Invisible

408- Valley of the Fallen

35:00 | Jul 29th

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About an hour northwest of Madrid, an enormous stone crucifix rises 500 feet out of a rocky mountaintop. It’s so big you can see it from miles away. Beneath the cross, there’s a sprawling Benedictine ...Show More


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