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Opus Dei Headquarters

 

Silas's Last Refuge

Under the malevolent influence of the Teacher, Silas - the murderous albino monk - seeks refuge in the London headquarters of the secretive Opus Dei. With the police closing in on him, he flees and in his delirium shoots his scheming mentor Bishop Aringarosa.
 
The minority Catholic sect is very unhappy about their depiction in the novel. The hard-line, traditionalist group are keen to keep a low profile; membership is by invitation only. They have been criticised as the Catholic equivalent of the Freemasons, and despite the recent canonisation of founder Jose Maria Escriva, their close links to the Franco regime in Spain have not been forgotten. Former education secretary Ruth Kelly is reputedly a member. The novel has actually given the organisation massive publicity with record hits on their website since it was published.
 
One of their buildings in London is indeed situated on Orme Court, opposite Kensington Gardens, exactly as described in the novel. 

 

The Da Vinci Code

The Madonna of the Rocks

The Madonna of the Rocks

When her estranged grandfather is discovered murdered in the Louvre in Paris, Sophie Neveu is pushed together with Harvard religio...

The Madonna of the Rocks
 
 
 
Biggin Hill Airport

Biggin Hill Airport

On the run from the French police, headed by stubborn detective Bezu Fache, the heroic double-act arrives in the UK aboard the pri...

Biggin Hill Airport
 
 
 
Temple Church

Temple Church

After escaping from the police at Biggin Hill, they speed towards Fleet Street in Teabing’s limousine in search of a knight’s tomb...

Temple Church
 
 
 
King's College Library

King's College Library

With the keystone and Teabing in Rémy’s clutches, Robert and Sophie rush from Temple Church via Temple Underground station to the ...

King's College Library
 
 
Horse Guards Parade

Horse Guards Parade

Throughout the tale, Silas and Remy have been receiving phone calls from a shadowy figure known only as 'the Teacher'. While ...

Horse Guards Parade
 
 
 
Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey does not welcome ‘Da Vinci Code’ tours, so you’ll have to follow that last part of the London trail alone with t...

Westminster Abbey
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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