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Pals: The hermitage of the candle machine

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If you travel to Pals, a beautiful medieval town in the heart of the Catalan Costa Brava, you cannot escape from the place without visiting a hermitage located in the same town.

To avoid possible robberies and cover possible debts they have placed a vending machine for candles. Yes, you heard correctly; of candles! As if it were a can of coke, one puts a coin of one euro in the machine and appears his desired candle to offer it to the Virgin or the saint of the hermitage.

On the one hand it seems an excellent idea since many little devout tourists will sting at the novelty, on the other it reminds me of an old story where one Jesus stood like a beast in the middle of a temple kicking merchants ...

Via, Direct

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