Monastery of Valsamoneron

This was a very important monastery, during the Renassaince period, when the growth of art and culture was being stifled by the Ottoman Turks.

Situated close to the village of Vorizia – which is where one can find the key-holder – this abandoned monastery has quite magnificent wall decorations, dating back to the very early part of the 15th century. A twin arched church, with a traverse aisle, of which the northern aisle have the earliest wall paintings, depicting a scene from the crusifiction and said to have been painted between 1400 and 1407, with the paintings on the western walls, dating back to 1428.


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