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Benedictine Convent of Saint John Mustair

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Ranked #27 of 130 attractions in Graubunden
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

The monastery is one of the few objects in Switzerland that is a Unesco Heritage Site. But as non-connoisseurs, I have to say that it has not much to offer. The drawings and paintings on the walls and the roof of the small monastery church are viewed quickly and they offer little for laymen. If you get to these remote... More

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San Francisco
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

Loved the serenity of the little church. The frescoes in the front are extremely well preserved. The ones on the side walls looked faded and partly chipped away. Unfortunately there was nothing in English to explain to me the frescos I was seeing and the scenes depicted on the walls. UNESCO - you need to add the English language!! We... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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114 reviews 114 reviews
52 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

Just the entire valley "Muenstartal" of "Val Müstair" is already worth visiting but this St. John, Müstair is something that you should not miss. The frescoes in the church are well maintained and most beautiful but one should also visit the convent building itself with a guide. We were given to understand that Charles the Great had built this church... More

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Falls Church, Virginia, USA
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102 reviews 102 reviews
46 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

This UNESCO World Heritage Site is located in a small town near the Swiss National Park. Even if you're here just to hike or ski, this abbey is worth a detour. The unquestioned highlight of the visit is the huge set of frescoes in the church. We visited a lot of old churches, monasteries, and abbeys with frescoes from early... More

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New York City, New York
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2010

I had to take the Swiss "post bus" to this very unique convent but it is a beautiful trip the whole way. Since I had to stop in Scoul for a night I was able to visit two beautiful nearby towns, Guarda (home of Shellenursli, a famous Swiss children's book character) and Ardez. In Scoul I stayed at an excellent,... More

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