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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  • This church is amazing. It's aswel beautiful from the inside and outside. The church is closed on mondays. Romantic church.  more »
  • An amazing and monumental Abbey (... of s. Liberatore a Maiella) situated in Majella National Park just a few minutes from Pescara (PE) and just 30 Km from the city of Pescara ... for over a century is a national monument and is one of the most important examples of Romanesque architecture in Abruzzo.
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  • Can be reached easily by car, it is one of the most important examples of Romanesque architecture in Abruzzo and often chosen as a location for weddings. Don't miss the path on the left that goes up to the springs of the river alento, which over the centuries has carved and shaped the rocks on which flows in a succession of pools and waterfalls, forming a shady bed, banks covered with mosses and ferns. The crystal clear water of Alento is also rich in trout. As you walk along the lane striking Rocky Gorges are larger and higher up guiding you in the most spectacular of the canyon. Here in the high Rocky wall about twenty metres left, you can see five ruspestri tombs carved into the rock. The graves have the semblance of Christian Catacombs sarcophagus-shaped covered by an arch, and are also known as antico in arcosolium (arcosolium), an ancient type of architecture used for gravestones. In the niche there is a basement where probably once you rested a statue of Saint John. To the left of the chapel you can see a small tank used for the collection of rainwater, which probably also acted as holy water stoup. He speculates that had been created by a group of hermits, between the 7th and 9th centuries.
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  • Wonderful Romanesque Abbey of the year 1007, immersed in a beautiful and relaxing natural environment. This monastery, one of the oldest in Abruzzo, offers an Interior which, albeit rather sober, it is incredibly striking to the eye of the beholder. Beautiful the Cosmati floor near the presbytery, which is accessed via three arches of triumph, and the ambione a box of square form. On the side walls and the apse are the remains of two medieval fresco cycles, unfortunately heavily damaged by wear and tear. This Abbey, with woodland that surrounds it and the source of the Breath flowing noisily just below-and I highly recommend you visit-it's definitely one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen.
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  • Beautiful Abbey impressive and solemn.
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  • A special place like few others, a stone's throw from a cave complex striking between the Gorges of the river. Too bad it was closed ...
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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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  • Great Abbey with playground and reserve of Roe.
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