Monastery of St. Michael above Lim

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Legend has it that the Monastery of St. Michael above Lim was founded at the beginning of the 11th century by St. Romuald, who had previously lived as a hermit in a cave in the Lim Channel. From the once very powerful and influential abbey, only ruins remain today. In the church of St. Michael the remains of Romanesque frescoes, the oldest frescoes in Istria, have been preserved. The frescoes can be dated to the first half of the 11th century and are probably the best-preserved frescoes in Europe created as part of South German monumental painting circle.

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Mateo
very good!!!
Fanny
Our visit to the monastery was amazing and we enjoyed the sigh of the archeological sites that were lovely to see. The moment was remarkable and superb to experience as we toured around the monastery. The history of the place is interesting and catchy and gives an attractive affirmation. I recommend a visit to the place for anybody.
Julia
I really loved the architectural design of this church. It was built in the 11th century but it is still in good condition. Its history is pretty amazing. Seeing the frescoes of St. Michael was thrilling.
Raphael
Great history that we had the chance to learn about and enjoyed our visit to the Monastery. We visited the archeological sites onsite and loved the experience and the opportunity to get to know the amazing things about the wonderful things that it holds. We also toured the monastery with the help of a guide and had fun and got the wonderful chance of getting to know the history of the place and the great things that it holds.
Lorenz
The design of the monastery was really mind blowing!! I loved the architecture and its environment.
Dino
I was fascinated with the frescoes all over the monastery. Very eye catching and intriguing work of art
Kayla
My husband booked this tour as a surprise for our 20th anniversary. We loved it! The Big Bus is such an easy way to get around Paris and the cemetery gives you a quiet break away from the city.
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