Compared to the hermitage of the same name, the monastery (located at a lower altitude, about 800 mts) is on the whole less impressive. Little remains of the original medieval structure in it, and the main aspect is Renaissance or late Baroque.
The monastery was founded originally as a hospice for pilgrims heading to the hermitage (the wing that faces the street with a long facade was designed at that purpose); it later hosted the monks (but isn't allowed to visit their cells).
Probably the most interesting part of the monastery is the pharmacy, with ancient tools for the processing of herbs and a fine display of ancient books.
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