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Cloister of Paradise (Chiostro del Paradiso)

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Address: Largo Filippo Augustariccio, Amalfi, Italy

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Should include in visit to Duomo

The Cloister should be part of your visit to the Dumo. Buy the full ticket for all sites associated with the Duomo. Worth the money.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
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Stow, MA
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Stow, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

The Cloister should be part of your visit to the Dumo. Buy the full ticket for all sites associated with the Duomo. Worth the money.

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Thebes, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

St. Andrew’s Cathedral is the focal point of Amalfi Town, with its long, wide flight of stairs leading up from the Piazza Duomo to the Cathedral’s black-and-white Entry. The alternating black and white stonework which adorns the façade of the Church, is another commonality with Monterosso. It gives the Cathedral a Moorish appearance, though I am told there is no... More 

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Currumbin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015 via mobile

stunning and well worth it!!!! Look for the stunning view of the bell tower from the Northside and also marvel at the age of the crypt. I only wish there was a way to get an English tour of this church as there was a lot more to learn and the English small guide was not detailed enough

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Great way to spend an hour in Amalfi town. The church is lovely and the history of the place is truly amazing

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Such a beautiful place with so much history - could have spent hours here! A must see if you are in Amalfi.

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Centreville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Dating from the 13 th century, the Cloisters of Paradise combine Romanesque simplicity and Moorish fantasy. Interlaced arches supported by 120 slender white columns arranged in double rows encircle a small garden. This was the cemetery for the noblemen of Amalfi and several remarkable sarcophagi can be found along the gallery. There are remains of the 12 th century Byzantine... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Such a lovely place to visit. It seems as if the church has a common set of plans for all their cloisters.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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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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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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