Abbazia di San Liberatore a Majella, Serramonacesca

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San Liberatore a Maiella is an abbey and church in the territory of Serramonacesca, in the province of Pescara, region of 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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  • Wonderful place. Abbey in the middle of nature, near nun trail that takes you back in the Woods and among the waterfalls. Beautiful back in nature and the past in this place in the middle of the mountains. Place I would recommend to everyone! The nature trail is not not so difficult and is a show.
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  • Beautiful 13th century Church used today only for ceremonies, certainly very interesting from an architectural point of view, very nice is also the underlying path mainly to family is a walk along the River below, loop that has no difficulty
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  • We were on Sunday in this sanctuary of faith and nature. The Church was closed because it is open only during a wedding from booking time before (shame). A few meters begins a journey along the river Alento and you enter a world that thought disappeared of scents, sounds, shadows, where nature shows its beauty. Fantastic the ringing and melodious of waterfalls and the mystical rock tombs, recalling that it was also a place of faith. Unique show and live at least once in their lifetime.
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  • I visited the Abbey on Easter Monday. The millennial building deserves to be visited. There around the picnic areas are clean and equipped with benches, tables and a children's playground. Close, just a few minutes ' walk you can reach the monks ' rock tombs dated around 1000.
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  • Impressive Abbey, with a strong religious significance, easy to reach and open to all. Surrounded by greenery and near a picnic area nick, recommended for families with children. Could be more organised and more hyped for this my vote is not a 5 star hotel. Overall grade 8.
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  • Great place, a glance is enough to trigger the imagination and go back in time and be pleasantly trapped in this beautiful setting. Then there's a large green space with a playground area picnìc and after a hearty snack you doing 2 steps right there, beside the Bazia there is a path where you can admire the waterfalls of the river Alento. I mean ... the Top!
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  • Beautiful both the structure and the route to be taken on foot where you can visit the rock tombs ... also we had picnics in the surrounding areas equipped
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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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