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Chiesa di San Benedetto, Brindisi

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  • Port aware visitors that the Nativity scene displayed therein has been dismantled to be relocated to the new next seat of the Diocesan Museum.
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  • The Church of San Benedetto was built by the Normans outside the city walls in the late 11TH and early 12th century; It was consecrated in Santa Maria Veterana. Of the ancient monastic remains, apart from the Church, the cloister and the Bell Tower, while the adjoining convent of Benedictine nuns was rebuilt in the 18th century. It is a typical example of Romanesque art, with domes on axis supported by ribs. The original appearance of the Church was completely different from the present, as well as the façade is no longer visible, the Church had a gable roof then concealed by the wall built on the eaves. The important portal (11th century), surmounted by a lintel on which are reproduced scenes of hunting, was dismantled and rebuilt on the side where it currently stands. The exterior today has a series of blind arches with small mullioned Windows with the belfry, its Tower, opened by trefoils and mullioned Windows. The Interior is divided into three naves and four bays by arches resting on columns, the nave, double-wide than the lateral, the span with cruises cupolate. Of great interest is its medieval cloister, which overlooked, on three sides, the original Benedictine monastery. The marble columns are surmounted by capitals decorated with floral motifs and from animals taken. On a side wall, there are records of an interesting fresco dating from the 13th century. The Church in the adjacent room, now used as a section of the Diocesan Museum, you can admire some interesting statues, among them the "Madonna della Neve" of the 15th century, the reliquary and the Nativity scene of the ' 700. To visit.
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  • a well preserved with a very impressive cloister and frescoes from the 13th century. A gem, recommended to everyone, even and especially in schools
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