Abbazia di San Liberatore a Majella, Serramonacesca

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San Liberatore a Maiella is an abbey in the territory of Serramonacesca, in Abruzzo, Italy.HistoryThe origin of the abbey is traditionally linked to Charlemagne, who is portrayed in a fresco fragment within the church. The 9th century edifice was rebuilt a first time from 1007 by the Benedictine monk St. Theobald. It is dedicated to St. Liberator.The current edifice, however, is that rebuilt starting from 1080 by Desiderius, abbot of Montecassino.The church remained in a decaying state until it was restored in 1967-1971.ArchitectureThe abbey has a white façade with balanced volumes, flanked by a square-plan bell tower with three floors, having single, double and triple mullioned windows. The façade has vertical relief in Lombard-Romanesque styles.The interior is on the basilica plan with a nave and two aisles, divided by seven round arcades with triangular piers.The triumphal arches led to the presbytery. The arches are supported by cruciform pilasters which end with notable decorations, in a style similar to that of the nave's walls. The ceiling has wooden trusses. In the left aisles are the former accesses to the cloister and the monastery residential quarters, represented by two decorated doors. One has in its tympanum the typical flower motif of the Abruzzese Romanesque style.
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  • Its age. Its architecture. Its frescos. It has survived earrthquakes and war. The roof soars up on huge pillars (or possibly columns!) it is austere but awe inspiring. Walk the stream alongside and be...  read more »
  • A magnificent Abbey surrounded by greenery with possibility of hiking trails nearby. The only flaw is that often there is closed.
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  • During the summer heat, the choice to spend a day among the green mountains, with options to visit the Abbey, there is an option to consider. The religious site is very sober and appealing, you can still perceive the frescoes of yore, of which few traces remain. If you are in the neighborhood, well worth exploring, take a short time. Then you can continue through the Woods, al fresco
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  • Stupenda Abbey in the Woods, near the Gorges of Alento and a reserve of roe deer, peace and tranquillity.
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  • Pure spectacle in which he finds himself oneself.
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