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The cathedral represents one of the last monumental Baroque monastic constructions in Europe. It was built from 1755 to 1767 under the direction of Vorarlberg native and master builder Johann Michael Beer. The choir stalls with 84 lovely carved...more
St Gallen is a beautiful town, totally unhindered by traffic and not overly burdened with tourists, nice wide streets and beautiful buildings, a convent and a church.
A good look around at an easy pace will take about 2 hours and it’s 2 hours well...More
It’s on the way to the Abbey Library and definitely worth taking a peek. Many doors will take you into the main chapel. Free to walk in! Plenty of beautiful architecture and painted ceilings to appreciate.
It is a place where people may be praying!...More
This Abbey is simply breathtaking. When I walked into the church I was so mesmerised by the amazing frescoes painted to perfection by artists. As I sat in the pew and admired the ceiling, I was overwhelmed by the passion of the artists whom would...More
This abey of the prince bisshops of Sankt Gallen is a must see.
The inside of the building gives you a good idea of the wealth and power these bisshops had in ages gone by. The interior is completely decorated and if you look around...More
The huge, splendid interior of this former convent, now cathedral, is something that I hope every traveler will see someday. It is spectacular----light, filled with tasteful, lively decoration in painted stucco, with paintings, sculptures, the prettiest confessionals, a splendid metal choir screen----all kinds of things...More
We used to visit the church almost every week as this was very near and at the heart of the city St. Gallen.
The cultural existence and architectural specifications will blow your mind, one of the best and oldest church in the whole country.
I came for a look around when I was here in business as I wanted to get some fresh air and acquaint myself with the city.
You must visit if you are a fan if architecture and/or art. The ceiling frescos are exquisite and the...More
Response from Alastair M | Reviewed this property |
Hi yes we did have to go in with a guide who did a tour which lasted twenty minutes or so. After that we were free to remain and wander around as we liked. We went outside peak season and had not trouble just turning up... More
Hi yes we did have to go in with a guide who did a tour which lasted twenty minutes or so. After that we were free to remain and wander around as we liked. We went outside peak season and had not trouble just turning up and going on the next tour.