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Benedictine Convent of Saint John Mustair

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Address: Mustair 7537, Switzerland
Phone Number: 818516228
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Very Interesting Tour of the museum

We opted for a 1.5 hour guided tour (in German) of the museum. The guide was erudite, witty and enthusiastic resulting in a tour that was very interesting and well worth the money.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We opted for a 1.5 hour guided tour (in German) of the museum. The guide was erudite, witty and enthusiastic resulting in a tour that was very interesting and well worth the money.

Thank cco2007
Lucerne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

The church is really interesting and the monastery carefully presented. Overall a very nice exhibition and mixture of centuries of construction. Worth a trip not only because of the beauty of the trip but also this destination.

Thank Stefan G
Perugia, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2016

The church itself is perfectly beautiful and even the cemetery worth visiting,but what really stands out is the museum and gift shop. I came away with 2 booklets on the history of this community and its place in the valley,both physical and spiritual. Sometimes in order to truly appreciate a monument three dimensions are not sufficient,you HAVE to have the... More 

Thank Cocciolino2015
Aurora, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2016

This well preserved Benedictine monastery in Mustair is not the grand showcase that many European cathedrals display. As you enter the small chapel, the age and history of the room is felt. It was built around 780 and houses Romanesque frescoes from around 800. This is a place to visit to absorb the history, ponder spirituality, and enjoy the beauty... More 

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Binghamton, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2015

This is one-of-a-kind historical place. Certainly not for lovers of Disneyland. It is a very raw and real place of history and holiness. Amazing grace saved and translated in the course of 1200 years. Phenomenal frescoes from tow different periods, and incredible ambience of the place. Tranquility, holiness and art at its best.

Thank Ilya G
Biel, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2015

The farest End of Switzerland could be the Val Müstair. In the Village Müstair is this very famous and surprising monastery with the church and the chappel as well as the graveyard. You should also visit the small Museum (entry fee CHF 12.-- /p.person. The church shows some very beautyful frescos. You can reach this place by Post-Bus or by... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

This is a top attraction for anyone interested in culture or architecture. We were just in time for the guided tour which was very much worth it. We learnt about the lives of monks and nuns, then and now. I was very impressed by the smoke room which now has an amasing art work instead of the fire. Try to... More 

Thank kstaerk
Langenthal, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2015

Surprising discovery in the far most South-Eastern corner of Switzerland: the famous ground of the convent in Müstair! The guide leeds you to the secrets of this monumental work in German, Italian and Rumantsch, unfortunately not in English. The museum contains valuable pearls.

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3 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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