Parlor and monks room

Romanesque / Gothic.

12th and 13th centuries.




In this small room or corridor, vaulted with a pointed barrel and known by the name of "parlor", the tools for the day's work were given to the monks. From here, through the cloister, they could pass to the orchards to the west of the building. The one in charge of carrying out this function was the doorman brother, who also received the visitors. The motto of the medieval monastic communities was "ora et labora", where prayers are combined with manual work.

This space communicated with the monks' room, whose function was that of distraction (parlatorum) and meeting for the performance of various handicrafts (shoemaking, carpentry...). It is a room similar to the chapter house, with ribbed vaults resting on sturdy pillars. Currently, it is a classroom used by high school students.

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