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“An eye opener” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cloister of Paradise (Chiostro del Paradiso)

Cloister of Paradise (Chiostro del Paradiso)
Largo Filippo Augustariccio, Amalfi, Italy
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Ranked #6 of 16 attractions in Amalfi
Type: Religious Sites
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Melbourne, Australia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“An eye opener”
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.

Visited October 2013
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“Center of Town”
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.

Visited October 2013
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“Must see!”
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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“A wonderful, tranquil space imbued with serenity”
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. It also shelters some lovely pieces of art from the 11th and 12th centuries – parts of the medieval pulpit of the old cathedral and some lovely old frescoes. There is a leaflet which tells you more about these, as well as the treasures in the museum and the crypt which contains to bones of St Andrew, brother of Simon Peter. (more information here: http://www.sacred-destinations.com/italy/amalfi-cathedral. Mass was being sung when we arrived, which gave the crypt a wonderfully serene atmosphere, a place to be at peace. I felt it was worth the 3 euros just to look at the works of ancient art, take in the atmosphere and reflect a while. NB you do not have to pay to go in to the duomo itself, as services are held during the day; check the times.

Visited September 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Peaceful and Beautiful”
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. I'm glad I went.

Visited May 2013
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