Monastero di San Benedetto, Conversano

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  • the monastery of San Benedetto embraced on one side by the megalithic walls hosts the archaeological museum and often hosts events summer concerts and much more.
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  • The place has great charm, a history of exceptional importance and enormous potential but unfortunately it gives you the possibility to visit which is a shame. We spent an entire afternoon in Conversano, we asked several people and nobody was able to give opening hours and visit or information of any use. Information Office next to the castle we were told that usually opens but it is unknown at what time, in the cultural centre which can be accessed from the modern cloister that probably the Church would not be opened because it was raining ... In the end, in addition to appreciating the outdoor facilities with a beautiful portal and the remains of ancient polygonal walls, after trying to open all available handles, we found the medieval cloister, found the switch, turned on the light and admired his the famous twin towers. A wonder that you want to keep hidden.
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  • The beautiful Saint Benedict monastery, located in the heart of the old town is worth a visit for the valuable architectural forms, for the lovely Cloister, all surrounded by a sacred silence and perfectly preserved. Comprehensive captions accompany the path and you feel immersed in an authentic medieval atmosphere. The complex is also a cultural center and currently houses a small exhibit caricatured drawings of author, really interesting. Everything is completely free and open even during lunch.
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  • Unfortunately the Church was closed and I could not visit it, but the only medieval cloister is a little piece to admire. Also some locals are used to house the archaeological museum, a small but interesting
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  • Chocolate monastic occupies a large portion of the historic centre within the megalithic walls, of which encompasses large tracts, partly visible. The Church contains a portion of the walls of the 11th century. The monumental entrance of 1658, has a pair of lions that are grafted two Corinthian columns and an elaborately decorated porch. At the entrance stands a Baroque bell tower whose top is covered with tiles in two colours. The same tiles lining the cupola that opens onto the central nave. The three-nave interior is represented by rectangular classroom adorned with Baroque decorations: the apse was removed in the 16th century to facilitate the construction of a large central altar. Among the altars, those of Saint Benedict and Saint Blaise retain two canvasses by Paolo Finoglio. Other works are attributed to Carlo Rosa and Nicola Gliri. Beneath the Church is a crypt of the 11th century, dedicated to St Michael, with two naves and round arches. The medieval cloister, dating from the 11th-13th centuries, has a trapezoidal shape. The twin columns supporting the porch have carved stone capitals and one in particular, is carved a rare example of maze. [4] Part of the monastic complex now houses the archaeological museum. In the monastery were buried the count Giulio Antonio, "Guercio delle Puglie" and his wife Isabella Filomarino, along Regent in the County. [5]
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  • impressive and beautiful building. Beautiful domes that scatter the light in various colors
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  • Cloister beautiful architectural and artistic point of view, as well as major cultural events site.
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  • Fantastic colors, fits perfectly in a beautiful old town
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