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Monreale, The Closter Of The Cathedral

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Monreale Cathedral (Duomo), the noblest in Sicily was built from 1174 to 1185. The lovely cloister adjoining the south side was built at the same time as the cathedral.
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Monreale, The Closter Of The Cathedral

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  2. 2. Monreale
  3. 3. The Cathedral of Monreale is one of the greatest extant examples of Norman architecture in the world. It was begun in 1174 by William II, and in 1182 the church, dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, was, by a bull of Pope Lucius III, elevated to the rank of a metropolitan cathedral. The lovely cloister adjoining the south side was built at the same time as the cathedral. Consisting of 228 double columns supporting Arab-style arches, it is richly decorated with Romanesque figurative carvings on the columns and capitals. Mosaic work appears on some of the columns as well. Overlooking the south side of the cloister (opposite the cathedral) is a wall of the original monastery. A mini-cloister at the southwest corner contains a beautiful fountain with lion-head spouts. It is possible to ascend to the roof terraces over the cloisters, which is well worth the climb (and small fee) for the views. The highest terrace provides a beautiful panoramic view to the sea and the bay of Conca d'Oro Catedrala din Monreale este unul dintre cele mai frumoase exemple de arhitectură normandă din lume. Construcţia a început din ordinul lui Wilhelm al II-lea, cunoscut drept Wilhelm cel Bun, în anul 1174 iar în anul 1182 , cu hramul Adormirea Maicii Domnului , prin bulă papală a fost ridicată la rang de catedrală. Catedrala este monument naţional italian şi un important obiectiv turistic în Sicilia. Un important punct de interes este Mănăstirea benedictinilor, aflată lângă catedrală. C laustrul mănăstirii este singura parte care a rămas intactă până în prezent. C laustrul măsoară 47 X 47 m şi constă dintr-un culoar acoperit care înconjoară o grădină, el are 104 arcade care se sprijină pe 228 de coloane duble din marmură albă placate cu mozaic, fiecare având un model diferit. Capitelurile coloanelor sunt sculptate cu o minunata precizie şi minuţiozitate, reprezentând scene din Biblie, vieţi ale sfinţilor, cavaleri normanzi în acţiune, animale fantastice şi motive florale.
  4. 5. Exist ă ş i o legend ă care spune cum s-a n ă scut acest dom: se pare c ă dup ă o v ână toare, c â t timp Wilhelm se odihnea sub un copac, Fecioara Maria i-a ap ă rut î n vis şi l-a rugat s ă ridice un lăcaş de cult î n onoarea sa ş i i-a dezv ă luit locul unde se afl ă o c omoar ă ascuns ă de tat ă l regelui normand. 
  5. 7. "Monreale" is a contraction of monte-reale, "royal mountain", so-called from a palace built here by Roger I of Sicily
  6. 11. Famed for its glorious golden mosaics, Monreale Cathedral is perhaps the finest Norman building in Sicily. It was built in the 12th century as part of a grand royal complex a few miles outside of Palermo. Catedrala din Monreale este una dintre cele mai mari ş i frumoase catedrale ale lumii. Biserica a fost î ntemeiat ă de c ă tre î mp ă ratul norman d Wil helm al II-lea, cunoscut drept Wilhelm cel Bun, nepotul lui Roger al II-lea.
  7. 13. The lovely cloister adjoining the south side was built at the same time as the cathedral.
  8. 21. Rodia ( Punica granatum ) - Pomegranate
  9. 39. S ound: Adorate Deum - Gregorian Chant For Meditation Text : Internet Pictures: Sanda Foişoreanu Internet slide 1 - 12 Gabriela Cristescu Copyright: All the images belong to their authors Arangement : Sanda Foişoreanu www.slideshare.net/michaelasanda

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