Peribleptos Monastery, Mystras

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Peribleptos Monastery

The Peribleptos Monastery (Greek: Μονή Παναγίας Περιβλέπτου) is a late Byzantine-era monastery in Mystras, Greece. It was probably built in the mid-14th century by the first Despot of the Morea, Manuel Kantakouzenos,[1] and named after one of the most celebrated monasteries of Byzantine Constantinople.[2] The frescos in the main church, dating between 1348 and 1380, are a very rare surviving late Byzantine cycle, crucial for the understanding of Byzantine art.[3]


  1. ^ "Περίβλεπτος". ODYSSEUS Portal (in Greek). Hellenic Ministry of Culture. Retrieved 12 July 2012. 
  2. ^ The Burlington Magazine
  3. ^ Mango, Cyril A. (1978). Byzantine architecture. Electa Editrice. ISBN 978-0-8478-0615-7. Retrieved 12 July 2012.