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Cloister of Paradise (Chiostro del Paradiso)

Largo Filippo Augustariccio, Amalfi, Italy
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Ranked #5 of 16 Attractions in Amalfi
Type: Religious Sites
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Loved every moment, we took the most amazing pictures and visited every nook. The fountain brings a serene atmosphere to the square. We took so many photos, around every corner there is interesting photo opportunities. The duomo is beautiful with its green doors and eye catching architecture. Loved the shops.

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New Forest
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

The Cloister is the first area you come across on the visit to the Cathedral. It was the cemetery for Amalfi noblemen. It consists of arches supported by 120 columns which are Moorish in style set around a central garden. There are several sarcophagi along the left hand side and some old pulpits. From the centre of the far north... More

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Bucharest, Romania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Nothing special to see here...only some white arcades and a lot of columns dispossed in pairs ,with a tiny garden in the middle.

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The Villages, Florida
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138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

We had not planned to spend time in the town of Amalfi, but other considerations made it occur. So we made a point to visit the cathedral and attached cloister. The Cathedral is huge and occupies the main square of town. There is a long flight of stairs to the entrance making it appear even larger. The Cloister is truly... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

A revelation - quite refreshing and an eye opener. We had no prior knowledge of the history of the place.

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Haskell, Arkansas
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

When you reach the main plaza of Amalfi, the church is the center attraction. It is very pretty. Take the tour as it doesn't cost much. There are a lot of artifacts from prior popes on display.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

One of the most beautiful cloisters I have ever seen and I get to see many! The white arches and pillar form a harmony of shapes and patterns that make it look very modern despite its ancient roots.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

I’d seen pictures about the stunning duomo in Amalfi and heard that there was a diocesan museum, but it wasn’t until just before leaving for our holiday that I came across this wonderful place. Built in the 13th century to house the bones of noblemen, it now is a tranquil place with wonderful Moorish architecture and a lovely Mediterranean garden.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

I really enjoyed the place. I felt the entrance fee to the Cathedral was very reasonable considering how many precious things they have to keep up. The cloister itself is peaceful and beautiful, and you can see the bell tower from it. I enjoyed the mosaic slabs they had in there, they were stunning, and the tombs were touching too.... More

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Worksop, United Kingdom
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Walking into the cloisters with it's Mediterranean garden at it's centre, exuded a peace and tranquillity rarely found in an area of such activity as Amalfi. the frescoes from the middle ages and the early Roman & Greek remains told the story of the history of Amalfi. I would recommend that everyone should have 5 minutes of the peace of... More

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