Hortus Conclusus

Monument description : Hortus Conclusus

The monument is located in comune di Benevento in provincia di Benevento.

The hortus conclusus (fenced garden) is an open-air museum located within the former garden of the monastery of the Dominican Fathers and is a collection of important sculptural elements by the artist Domenico Paladino.

Mimmo Paladino, an important artist of international contemporary art, has harmoniously placed his works by creating a contrast with fragments of Roman columns, capitals and broken tympanums.
The works depicted are subject to various interpretations. The most significant are: a horse, with a golden mask on its face; an enormous disc, placed in the centre of the space; a figure with very long arms, acting as a fountain; a shell, a bell, a horse’s head, and a skull with long horns lying on lava stone.

In 2005, the museum was entirely restored under the supervision of Mimmo Paladino himself; the bronzes were cleaned and treated against corrosion, the greenery was cared for and the fountains reactivated.

The museum is partially accessible to the disabled.



Vicolo Noce, 82100 Benevento BN

Opening hours

Open Tuesday to Sunday from 09:00 to 19:45. Closed on Mondays.


2 Euro per ticket

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