Certosa di Padula, Padula

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A World Heritage Site, Certosa di Padula is a large Carthusian monastery, or charterhouse, with the biggest cloister in the world, surrounded by 84 columns. During your visit, you will see the living conditions once experienced by the friars, who spent much of their days in small cells studying and praying. You will also see a spiral staircase carved from marble that leads to the library. Head outside to explore the stables and the olive oil mill. Arrange to visit Certosa di Padula and other attractions in Padula using our Padula trip itinerary builder tool .
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  • The Certosa, although not enjoying the fame it deserves, is a true masterpiece of religious architecture. It has the ability to leave you breathless, transmitting different emotions, depending on the environment you have visited. To come to this place enriches the body and the spirit...!!!
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  • What to say, the history of the order of Carthusian monks has an unusual and mysterious charm. When you enter the Certosa di Padula you enter the religious Versailles to visit in every detail.
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  • Huge facility with impressive rooms, a very nice garden. You get a great insight into the life of the monks. We would also have liked to see the upper part of the monastery like the library, the gallery. But these are not accessible
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  • A unique jewel in Cilento. UNESCO site with lot of wonderful things. A must to ser
  • Very interesting site. Huge territory. Harmony in stones
  • Quite nice architecture and religious art displayed in various halls. But since it is located quite far from any large city visit only if you are in that area. Located more than an hour drive south of Salerno.
  • Very beautiful monastery to visit with a huge gardens. A lot of history. It worth!
  • Really nice place to visit. Beautiful artwork. Definately worth while.
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