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

[Bird's Eye View]
Photograph Copyright © 2003-2017 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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[Main Photo Index]   SPAIN / ESPAÑA  :  Cudillero  ||  Gijón: Tower Door & Bell | Torre de los Hevia | Ode to the Horizon | Cimadevilla  ||  Luarca

Oviedo: Cathedral | Church | La Regenta | Pre-Romanic | Sidra | Traveler  ||  Pontedeume : El Monasterio: Bird's Eye View | Sunset

Photography by Fenichel © 1996-2017
Michael Fenichel

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