"A wonderful monastery complex" Certosa di Pavia by Cristian_Uluru

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The monastery complex of the Certosa di Pavia is loceted near the town of Pavia.

The name Certosa mean Charterhouse, which relates to the cloistered monastic order. The building has got a nothern Italian gothic architecture and it is noted for a highly decorated facade and church interior. During the visit you can see paintings and frescoes by Perugino, Bergognone, Bernardino Luini, Andrea Solari, Cerano, Morazzone, Guercino, Daniele Crespi and Giulio Cesare Procaccini and sculptures by Giovanni Antonio Amadeo and Cristoforo Solari.

The Certosa di Pavia was founding on 27 August 1396 of the structure by Gian Galeazzo Visconti. Inside the church you can see his tomb and the one of the Ludovico Sforza (1452 -1508), and his wife Beatrice d'Este.

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  • Last visit to Certosa di Pavia: Oct 2006
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • bugulma's Profile Photo
    Aug 22, 2013 at 12:56 AM

    very impressive place.

  • Jul 31, 2010 at 7:17 AM

    I am sorry, I meant to say Certosa di Pavia. We will be there one day on our way to Trieste. Can you recomment a restaurant and what should we absolutely see while there

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    May 3, 2010 at 2:32 PM

    Lovely photos of this wonderful monastery complex! (I still don't think I would like to be a monk, though, not even in such a magnificent set of buildings.)

  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Nov 16, 2009 at 7:41 PM

    Simply Beatiful and Stunning! Your photographs speak volumes!

  • Kuznetsov_Sergey's Profile Photo
    Nov 20, 2008 at 12:17 PM

    Wonderful Italian gothic architecture of Certosa di Pavia! Dream to visit Lombardia one day. Thanks Cristian for the virtulal tour!

  • kyoub's Profile Photo
    May 31, 2008 at 7:40 AM

    Nice page. I would like to visit the church and cloisters myself.

  • scottishvisitor's Profile Photo
    Sep 28, 2007 at 11:21 AM

    Such lovely photos of the Church and cloister I would not mind a visit here

  • Trekki's Profile Photo
    Jul 10, 2007 at 8:18 AM

    My godness, how marvellous this is ! So much elaborate work in the church and cloisters ! Ah, and great to see that it is possible to take photos :-)) Thanks Cristian for introducing it :-)

  • newyorkerman's Profile Photo
    May 23, 2007 at 11:46 AM

    Wonderful photos of this Charterhouse! Does it still function as a monastery? I wonder if you have any information on the scenes shown in the paintings.

  • dejavu2gb's Profile Photo
    Nov 1, 2006 at 5:28 AM

    Great page on Ceratosa Cristian... it looks very very nice! Hope you are well... speak soon.G


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