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Cloister of Paradise (Chiostro del Paradiso)

Address: Largo Filippo Augustariccio, Amalfi, Italy
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Ranked #4 of 14 Attractions in Amalfi
Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks

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Thebes, Illinois
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46 reviews 46 reviews
27 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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45 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
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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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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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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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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