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Certosa di Pavia, Certosa di Pavia

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.5/5 based on 950+ reviews on the web
One of Italy's largest monasteries, the gigantic Certosa di Pavia was built during the 14th and 15th centuries. Admire the church's intricate vaulted ceiling, collection of frescoes, and detailed Lombard-style facade. The Grand Cloister main inner courtyard measures more than 125 m (410 ft) long. Arrange your visit to Certosa di Pavia and discover more family-friendly attractions in Certosa di Pavia using our Certosa di Pavia vacation route planner.
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  • Unexpectedly beautiful, a true masterpiece of late Gothic and Renaissance art, and a few kilometers from Milan: perfect for a little Sunday drive! Also of interest is the type of tour offered: a monk leading the path in the closest to the altar and two cloisters (one minor is lovely). It is also possible to visit ones that were once the apartments of the friars (now not used because they require renovation). Suggestive experience, which I highly recommend.
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  • Day bigia, mackerel sky, a bright light shone through the clouds, this verged on stone lace della Certosa, an overwhelming emotion is on fire in the heart, the garden in front of a green parterre gives off a sense of great stillness. Gothic Renaissance basilica built between 1396 and 1507, built by the will and vote of Caterina Visconti and spouse and cousin Giangaleazzo Visconti. Whose handsome marble Chapel insists inside the basilica. In contrast to the magnificent façade, the Interior is very dark, the altars and altarpieces are prisoners of rugged and impenetrable cancelled, shame you feel rejected, no spirituality. I go to an adjoining cloister where sunflowers huge and out of context they argue with a shy dwarf boxwood. Excited and irritated by yet another gate into the garden, I'm leaving. Thinking about the jewel denied!!!
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  • After a walk in the streets of Pavia Centre you can pay a visit to the famous Certosa di Pavia, which lies a few kilometres from the Centre. Great day out
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  • Great artistically. However, it is poorly run. Some of the best art is in the chapels - they are locked. Lights are off, so you can only see well what's in the transept-alter area. Double check the opening times (at the time of posting 9-11:30 and 14:30-17:30), be prepared to be let in late and kicked out early. You may have to ask the attendant to unlock the transept and let you in. The attached museum was closed. Entrance was free, but parking was 2 eur per hour. Use the bathroom on the parking lot. People who work there hate the visitors. Worth the visit if you are an art enthusiast and not easily upset by unfriendliness.
  • Commissioned in the late nineteenth century by Gian Galeazzo Visconti, Duke of Milan
  • Nice.. but expected more authenticity
  • Utterly magical. Without a doubt worth a detour to visit.
  • As good as the cathedral in Milan but for different reasons. Every inch is covered in beauty and detail. More detail than Milan but smaller. A must see.
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