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Certosa di Pavia, Certosa di Pavia

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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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  • Treasures of art combined with a large monastic complex perfectly maintained by Cistercian monks. Their small number enhances their ability to be active stewards of an enchanted world, that no longer exists. There is also a guided tour (free, with offer) of the complex, with the wise and friendly guide.
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  • Despite the amazing beauty, rich in murals, frescoes, the Majesty of the surrounding on all sides, my feelings from all this beauty can be described in one word "creepy". In the Cathedral of cold, suffering, was suffused with torture and death. Truth in the monastery courtyard, lit up the warm rays of the Sun vesennogo, these feelings diminished, although examination of the cells of the monks has added fun. Probably the unrecorded many "dark" things which svershalas' for thick walls Certosa.
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  • the Certosa di Pavia is a must see, beautiful and well maintained, both inside and outside, the cloister with lovely flower gardens. There is also parking nearby and you can easily reach the Charterhouse walk between the Green
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  • Undeniably beautiful artworks that are impossible to see and appreciate from behind closed chapel gates. The no photo policy is also disappointing (and unnecessary). Also, the attendant and the monk who led the tour (in Italian) were quite unfriendly and inhospitable.
  • Gorgeous and pristine monastic complex. A must if you are around Milan
  • 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