Certosa di Pavia Monastery

Local nameCertosa di Pavia
LocationCertosa di Pavia, Italy

The Certosa di Pavia is a monastery and complex in Lombardy, northern Italy, situated near a small town of the same name in the Province of Pavia, 8 km north of Pavia. Built in 1396-1495, it was once located on the border of a large hunting park belonging to the Visconti family of Milan, of which today only scattered parts remain. It is one of the largest monasteries in Italy.

Certosa is the Italian name for a house of the cloistered monastic order of Carthusians founded by St. Bruno in 1044 at Grande Chartreuse. Though the Carthusians in their early centuries were known for their seclusion and asceticism and the plainness of their architecture, the Certosa is renowned for the exuberance of its architecture, in both the Gothic and Renaissance styles, and for its collection of artworks which are particularly representative of the region.

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More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Certosa_di_Pavia

Official Website http://www.certosadipavia.com/

Phone +390382925613

Address 4 Via del Monumento, 27012, Certosa di Pavia

Coordinates 45°15'25.173" N 9°8'53.336" E

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