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St. Laurenzen

Address: Marktgasse 25, St. Gallen, Switzerland
Phone Number: 071 222 67 92
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Ranked #6 of 18 Attractions in St. Gallen
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals, Cultural
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Type: Churches/ Cathedrals, Cultural

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51 reviews 51 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The most recent redesign of this old church was made according to plans from the mid-19th century that called for colorfully painted walls. The stained glass of the original Catholic church may have been removed, but these walls more than make up for that - beautiful!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

During the Reformation, the city of St Gallen turned Protestant, while the Abbey remained Catholic (and the city was surrounded by the Prince-Abbot's Catholic territory). To thumb their noses at the Prince-Abbot, the burghers built St. Laurenzen hard on the boundary with the abbey, and made it more elaborate and impressive than the abbey church - the predecessor of the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

The City Church of St. Laurenzen is located adjacent to the St. Gall Monastery and is a nice stop while visiting St. Gallen. The church itself is pretty simple compared to its neighbor, but is still worth it. They have information sheets in different locations at the entrance which gives a history of the church and St. Laurentius. There are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

This church is particularly fascinating for its historical importance during the reformation of the town in the 16th century. It became the first reformed church of the area and was located right next to the monastery, which was under the protection of the holy empire. Many clashes are documented between the monastery and the town of Saint Gaul, which embraced... More 

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