The Monastery of San Juan
El Monasterio de San Xoan de Caaveiro (Galicia)
Photograph Copyright © 2003-2016 Michael Fenichel
El Monasterio de San Xoan de Caaveiro dates from the late 900's (Siecle X), although some local sources date it back still further. A Benedictine Monastery for several centuries, this fortress with cathedrals, cells,
and housing areas still reveals its beauty after 1000 plus years. From the top there is a commanding view of the forest and Eume River valley below.
The art and architecture reflect influences from the Pre-Romanic, Baroque, and New Romanic eras.
[For some of the history, en Español you can visit
España: Cudillero | Gijón | Oviedo: LaRegenta Sidra Traveler Prerrománic Churches | Pontedeume | Monastery View : B&W
Photography by Fenichel © 1996-2016
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