The Abbey in Ystad was founded in 1267 by Franciscan munks called Grey Friars. It is the best kept Abbey in Sweden together with Vadstena Abbey. Today it houses the cultural history museum of Ystad: The Abbey in Ystad. The Abbey in Ystad offers exhibitions and activities all year around. The medieval church built in Brick Gothic style is the oldest structure and is open for museum visitors. During the summer visitors enjoy fragrant and healing plants in the herb, cabbage, rose and peony gardens surrounding The Abbey. The museum shop offers designer items and handmade crafts. You can also buy a cup of coffee and a sweet treat there.
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The Abby is like rest of the city Ystad. Perfectly preserved. Inside the building they try to show how the life is back then. A great visit for a small fee.
Written July 25, 2019
Very nice surroundings of The Abbey. Would have loved to experience the buildings from inside - that has to wait till next time. Will be back!
Written March 5, 2017
This is an old monastry located in the midle of tawn founded in the 12-hundreds. The church is open the year around but the monastry museam has closed for the season.
Written October 4, 2021
We took the opportunity of visiting the abbey whereas we were waiting for the ferry. It is a nice visit, with beautiful gardens around (flowers garden, vegetable garden, area dedicated to roses ).
We strongly recommend this location
We strongly recommend this location
Written July 21, 2019
If you are going to Bornholm and are waiting fo the ferry or if you are in Ystad (which is a really charming town) you must visit the abbey and the museum. If you ar just in souhern Sweden it is not worth a detour - but the town kinda is, and then you might as well take a look :-D
Written June 10, 2018
The history of the Abbey brings home the strength of the monastic orders in Southern Sweden pre-reformation, their eviction only fifteen years after Martin Luther's first pronouncements in 1517, the subsequent uses of the building and the thankfully the renovation in the early twentieth century.
Written April 4, 2018
The abbey is Ystad is lovely and well preserved, with various aspects of monastic life highlighted throughout the history of the city. A very interesting way for spending an hour or two, especially on a grey day.
Written April 1, 2018
I visited this abbey, which long ago was an important place, before it was destroyed by the reformation. Now it is a museum with an exhibition about the sad story of the abbey’s Franciscans monks. The Abbey in Ystad, sometimes also simply Greyfriars Abbey is a medieval former friary in Ystad, Sweden. According to an inscription from the 14th century, the monastery was founded by a donation by a knight called Holmger and his wife Katarina in 1267. In 1532, amidst the ongoing reformation in Denmark, the Danish king Frederick I ordered the Franciscans to leave the monastery. They were however not allowed to leave in peace as the citizens of Ystad took the matter in their own hands and forcibly evicted the monks on 24 March 1532.
Written January 6, 2018
Just a joy to wander around the old city streets. And take break for delicious coffee and real ales in the Brewery Pub.
Written September 27, 2017
Beautiful place in the downtown of YSTAD. We have been there during a wlking tour in the town, after the Kirke and shopping
Written August 23, 2017
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- The Abbey in Ystad is open:
- Tue - Fri 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
- Sat - Sun 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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