THROUGH PARADISE, INTO THE CHURCH
The monastery church is accessed through the narthex to the west, the so-called Paradise. This provides an example of its Romanesque architecture and original shape. The narthex once housed a chapel on its second floor, which opened upward toward the church interior. At the main portal, two masterfully worked bronze door pulls in the shape of stylized lion heads and the remnants of majestic iron hinges decorate the doors: masterpieces of 11th- and 12th-century Romanesque craftsmanship.