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Delightful old convent

A really lovely old building, founded by Charlemagne and still just about an active convent. The... read more

Reviewed June 24, 2018
OccasionalHope
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Reading, United Kingdom
Place for Reflection

We took trains and buses from Guarda Village through the Swiss National Park to Val Mustair. As we... read more

Reviewed August 21, 2017
Ohio_Geologist1
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Columbus, Ohio
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Reviewed August 21, 2018 via mobile

Just happened to pass this place in the middle of nowhere which turns out to have been founded by Charlemagne and is fascinating although we were once again struck by the language problem. However,the people were very friendly and helpful.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Terry J
Reviewed June 24, 2018

A really lovely old building, founded by Charlemagne and still just about an active convent. The very old frescoes are beautiful, although I understand the very oldest have been removed to a museum elsewhere in Switzerland. The old convent rooms are fascinating and give a...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank OccasionalHope
Reviewed June 12, 2018

This place seems to be founded back in 775 and we were disappointed by the poor and scarce presentation in the museum. The way from Zug to Mustair is extremely scenic though but the monastery itself is not worth it.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Deniza_Ianev
Reviewed June 11, 2018

Before you go, learn german, italian or romansh. The museum has signals and explanantions only in these 3 languages. They don't even have in french, one of the oficial languages os Switzerland ! So, if you only speak a bit of english, spanish, portuguese and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Rogerio C
Reviewed August 21, 2017

We took trains and buses from Guarda Village through the Swiss National Park to Val Mustair. As we arrived at the church, the nuns were singing and it filled the fresco-filled room with a rich peace. We explored the whole site...the flower gardens, the cemetary...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Ohio_Geologist1
Reviewed March 4, 2017

This little convent dates back almost a thousand years and was built right on the border between Switzerland and Italy. Inside there are the oldest and the largest Carolingian frescoes in the whole of Europe An amazing sight!

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank lorenzo135
Reviewed November 2, 2016

The Abbey of Saint John is an ancient Benedictine monastery in the Swiss village of Müstair, in the Canton of Graubünden. By reason of its exceptionally well-preserved heritage of Carolingian art, it has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1983.

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed October 21, 2016

We took this in following local advice en route to Italy - The very old painting are truly wonderful. A "must come back to this place" place!

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Outofthelaw
Reviewed October 18, 2016

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.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank cco2007
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.

Date of experience: August 2016
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