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Beautiful architecture and large courtyard. There is a coffee shop and plenty of opportunities to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Basel, Switzerland
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Beautiful town

St Gallen is a beautiful town, totally unhindered by traffic and not overly burdened with tourists... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Dublin, Ireland
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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
Klosterhof 6, St. Gallen 9000, Switzerland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful architecture and large courtyard. There is a coffee shop and plenty of opportunities to take photos. The building inside is also beautiful and a nice place to warm up on a cold days visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JustRose_CH
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

A beauty of a cathedral. Really impressive, with many details in carvings and colours. Truly amazing!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 2, 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed July 22, 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Koen H
Reviewed July 14, 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Carol K
Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

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. A...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed February 5, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank 7RAC
Reviewed January 23, 2018 via mobile

Great interior! A must visit if you are in St.Gallen! There is no fee and you can visit it even in rather large groups!

Date of experience: March 2018
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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