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Some of the Cloister Pages in Paradoxplace

 

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The links below go to many of the cloisters we have visited and that we thought had a special quality about them

 

ITALY     SPAIN     PORTUGAL     FRANCE     ENGLAND

 

ITALY (from south to north)

 

 

Palermo (Sicily):  The Cloisters of the Cathedral of Monreale

 

 

 

Amalfi (S Italy):  The "Cloister of Paradise" in the old Norman Cathedral

 

 

Above: Fossanova, Cistercian Abbey south of Rome

 

Right:  Casamari, Cistercian Abbey south of Rome

 

 

 

 

 

Rome The Major Basilica of San Paolo fuori le Mura

 

 

More to come from Rome

 

 

Torri, Tuscany's only remaining Romanesque cloister, located to the west of Siena.

 

 

 

 

 

Above: Santa Croce in Florence

 

Right: San Marco in Florence

 

 

More to come from Florence and around Siena

 

The Cistercian Abbey of Chiaravalle della Colomba, near Piacenza

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Carthusian (now Cistercian) Certosa di Pavia

 

 

Link to the Via Francigena - the Pilgrims' Road to Rome

Link to the medieval French pilgrimage roads

Link to Spanish roads to Santiago de Compostela

 

SPAIN

 

 

Salamanca:  Convento de Santa Maria de las Dueñas

 

 

Salamanca:  Dominican Convent of San Esteban

 

 

 

Toledo:  Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes

 

 

 

Grenada:  Monasterio de San Jeronimo

 

 

 

Andalucia:  Convento de la Rábida

 

 

 

Santiago de Compostela:  Cathedral

 

 

Castile:  León Cathedral

 

 

 

Castile:  Basilica de San Isidoro

 

 

 

Burgos (Castile) - Cistercian Royal Abbey & Nunnery of Santa Maria la Real de Las Huelgas - Las Claustrillas (above) and the Great Cloister (right)

 

 

 

 

 

Castile:  Royal Monastery of Santo Domingo de Silos

 

 

 

 

 

Aragon (East Spain):  Cistercian Real Monasterio de neustra Señora de Rueda

 

 

Navarre:  Cistercian Monastery of Santa Maria de la Oliva

 

 

ABOVE:  Catalonia (East Spain) - Cistercian Reial Monestir de Santes Creus

 

 

 

LEFT:  Catalonia (East Spain) - Cistercian Reial Monastir de Santa maria de Poblet

 

PORTUGAL

 

 

Above - Portugal:  Royal Cistercian Abbey of Alcobaça

 

 

 

 

 

Right - Portugal:  Royal Dominican Abbey of Batalha

 

FRANCE

 

 

Central France: Cistercian Abbey of Noirlac

 

 

 

Burgundy (France):  Cistercian Abbey of Fontenay

 

 

 

 

 

The cloister of the Abbaye St-Pierre de Moissac, S-W France - the oldest cloister of them all

 

Carthusian Hospital, Monastery of St-Saveur, Villefranche-de-Rouergue

sadly closed from October 1 to June 30 (we went there on October 3!)

 

 

 

Sadly this photographic tour de force is presently only available second hand.  The cloister on the cover is from Lérida in Catalonia, Spain

 

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RIGHT:  South West France (Languedoc) - Cistercian Abbey of Fontfroide

 

 

Still to come:  The Cistercian Abbeys of Valmagne and Senanque

 

ENGLAND

 

 

Northern England:  Durham Cathedral

 

 

 

London:  Westminster Abbey

 

 

 

East Central England:  Norwich Cathedral

Even East Anglia is not immune from the wretched foreigner St-Denis carrying his severed head around.

 

 

 

 

 

West Central England:  Worcester Cathedral

 

 

 

West Central England: Gloucester Cathedral

 

 

South East England:  Canterbury Cathedral

 

 

 

 

South West England:  Wells Cathedral

 

 

 

Southern England:  Salisbury Cathedral

 

 

Link to the Via Francigena - the Pilgrims' Road to Rome

Link to the medieval French pilgrimage roads

Link to Spanish roads to Santiago de Compostela

 

 

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