The cloister of the cathedral of Brixen/Bressanone is one of the most important art monuments in South Tyrol. Its origins date back to pre-Romanesque times. The complex was rebuild in the romanesque (12th century) and gothic (14th century) phases. In this last major reconstruction phase of the 14th century the sacred building was vaulted with a gothic groined vault. The well-preserved gothic frescoes, which depict themes of the religious and medieval life, are particularly breathtaking. Some of the most extraordinary frescoes of the cloister are the presentation of an elephant (3rd arcade) and the adoration of the Kings (13th arcade).