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“Serene” 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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New Forest
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“Serene”
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 side you can see the Bell Tower rising upwards and then at the far end of the north side there are some small chapels with ancient frescos.
This together with the rest of the visit around the Basilica of the Crucifix where some artefacts are displayed, the Crypt and the Cathedral itself makes for a really interesting distraction away from the hustle and bustle of Amalfi.

Visited May 2014
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Bucharest, Romania
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“Nothing special...”
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.

Visited July 2013
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The Villages, Florida
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“Beautiful and quiet in the middle of Chaos”
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 beautiful and quiet. It is a haven from the noise of all the tourists out in the streets.

Visited September 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“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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Haskell, Arkansas
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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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