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Abbazia Cerrate Esterno
Italy

L'Abbazia di Santa Maria di Cerrate, situata sulla strada provinciale che collega Squinzano a Casalabate, fu costruita nel XI secolo. Oggi è di proprietà dell'Amministrazione provinciale di Lecce.L'area in cui sorge l'Abbazia di Cerrate, fu acquisita dalla provincia di Lecce nel 1965, e venne destinata a sede del museo e del centro di ricerche e studi di folklore e tradizioni popolari salentine.

La chiesa romanica ha un prospetto monocuspidale animato da una serie di archetti che fa comprendere la spartizione interna della struttura. La facciata presenta un piccolo rosone al centro, una monofora per lato e un duecentesco portale nel cui intradosso son figurati i rilievi dell'Annunciazione della Vergine, della Visita a Santa Elisabetta, dei Magi e del Bagno di Cristo.

Lungo il lato sinistro del tempio, fa bella mostra di se un portico, risalente al XIII secolo, impreziosito da colonne cilindriche e poligonali che reggono dei capitelli figurati.

Testo tratto da http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abbazia_Santa_Maria_a_Cerrate_(Lecce)

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