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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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  • We can't remove the undeniable beauty of the place but the staff is better than average, the grants prohibiting the photos and videos are badly positioned, d where my amazement when I was taking photos of me to respond a little sharply by the guard who then following me as if I was going to steal something... out I understood why we can't take they put a kind of dug or they sell a booklet that must date from the 1980s through seems to me 8 euros and a whole bunch of memories quite ugly. Apart from this the building is gorgeous
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  • The monastery of Santa Maria delle grazie or Certosa di Pavia Gra-Car, is an artistic complex of 1396 enriched continuously thereafter. It is located north of Pavia and is easily accessible. You Park easily. Just walked in the entrance portal there is in front of the façade. Through a magnificent churchyard by a path straight you reach the door of access to the monument. Walking under the nave which is nothing short of breathtaking, rich in gold, lapis lazuli, frescoes and lacquers you will reach the main altar ... excellent ... Note the "blessing Holy Father", by Perugino. Absolutely worth visiting. Recommended in spring to enjoy the outdoor lights that emphasize the churchyard and the façade.
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  • The visit to the Charterhouse is certainly interesting, the complex is well maintained and beautiful sculptural façade welcomes and amazes its visitors.
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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