The Monastery of San Juan
El Monasterio de San Xoan de Caaveiro (Galicia)
Photograph Copyright © 2003-2022 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 bird's eye view of the forest and Eume River valley below.
The art and architecture reflect influences from the Pre-Romanic, Baroque, and New Romanic eras.
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SPAIN / ESPAÑA : Cudillero || Gijón: Tower Door & Bell | Torre de los Hevia | Ode to the Horizon | Cimadevilla
Oviedo: Cathedral | Church | La Regenta | Pre-Romanic | Sidra | Traveler || Pontedeume : El Monasterio: Bird's Eye View | Sunset
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Photography by Fenichel © 1996-2022
This page last updated: Thursday, 31-Mar-2022 22:39:05 EDT