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On the way to Sarria I visited the Benedictine monastery San Julian in Samos.

Klosterkirche San Julian

The western front of the monastery church presents itself as a baroque-classicist building from the 17th and 18th century.

gotischer Kreuzgang

The monastery complex is grouped around two cloisters. Here the gothic cloister (16th century).

Cloister in the first courtyard with the Nereiden fountains

Hof des zweiten Kreuzgangs

another view of the first cloister


In the center of the second cloister from the 18th century is a monument to the Benedictine monk Benito Jerónimo Feijóo, who lived between 1676 and 1764 and was admitted to the monastery at the age of 14.

He taught as professor of theology and philosophy at the University of Oviedo and became known as the "Enlightener of Spain".

Photos: Gerhard Eichinger

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