Itinerary A

[4] Water as a sign of salvation and purity

Water is a fundamental element of the cloistered space, symbolic of salvation and purification. It flows from the lion and human mouths of the unique fountain, located at the corner between the western and southern aisles, a palimpsest of different stylistic features, into the round basin. The fountain, named after the king, gives the cloister the image of an enclosed garden, an allegory of Paradise.