The Monastery of San Juan
El Monasterio de San Xoan de Caaveiro (Galicia)

[Monastery Top]
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]

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Michael Fenichel

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