Constructed between the 12th & 15th centuries, Saint-Sauveur Church was built with a dual purpose of being a priory and as well as a place of worship. Not much now remains of the priory, beyond a cloister wall, however the church remains intact and houses some impressive murals which date back to the 14th century. Located at the heart of the old city the church rests on an old river cliff with the town spreading out in a semicircle around it. It was classified as an official historical monument in 1840.
Inside you can find beautiful capitals with biblical scenes from the 12th century, many still retain their polychromy. The western portal, on the other side, was made ar the end of the 13th century with a distinctive Gothic style. The architecture, like many other churches in the region is a mix between Romanesque and Gothic.References:
Built around AD 90 to entertain the legionaries stationed at the fort of Caerleon (Isca), the impressive amphitheatre was the Roman equivalent of today’s multiplex cinema. Wooden benches provided seating for up to 6,000 spectators, who would gather to watch bloodthirsty displays featuring gladiatorial combat and exotic wild animals.
Long after the Romans left, the amphitheatre took on a new life in Arthurian legend. Geoffrey of Monmouth, the somewhat imaginative 12th-century scholar, wrote in his History of the Kings of Britain that Arthur was crowned in Caerleon and that the ruined amphitheatre was actually the remains of King Arthur’s Round Table.
Today it is the most complete Roman amphitheatre in Britain.