Monastery of San Giovanni Battista - COMUNE DI CARAVAGGIO

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MONASTERY OF SAN GIOVANNI BATTISTA

The monastery named after Saint John the Baptist first accommodated the monks of the Catholic Religious Order of Humiliati and then of the Cistercian Order. Later it was converted to a house of shelter and rest for pilgrims and a hospital and it retained that function until 1971. That is why it still is known as the “old hospital” among the people of Caravaggio.
The monastery is monumental in size. The exposed brick side of the building facing via Roma has preserved its past outer appearance.

The monastery is currently closed to the public.

Location: at the intersection among Largo Donatori di Sangue, Largo Cavenaghi and via Roma, approximately 1 km (0.62 mi) from Caravaggio train station and the A35 Brebemi motorway exit. The nearest parking spaces are in Largo Donatori di Sangue and in Largo Cavenaghi.

For information or planning group visits please contact the Cultural Office (Ufficio Cultura) at cultura@comune.caravaggio.bg.it or at +39 0363 356213.

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