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“old time reality”

Convent of St. Gall
Ranked #2 of 35 things to do in St. Gallen
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Owner description: 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 seats and the historic organ are works of art in and of themselves. Every Tuesday, there is a Evening Prayer (Domvesper)at 5.30 P.M. The inside of the church is painted in vibrant colours and adorned with stucco, and the interior is decorated with numerous carvings. A serene atmosphere prevails in the church thanks to the soft lighting and malachite green stucco. After the secularisation of the Convent in 1805, the church became a parish church and 1847 at the same time cathedral of the new founded diocese. In 2013, the altar area was renewed. Especially impressive is the baptism fountain with the respecting of the frescos of the cupola. Beside the different liturgy Services and concerts there are also guided tours, for example from may to September every Saturday at 10.30 A.M. (Free admission, collect).
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Reviewed October 1, 2012

good experience all around. st gallen is a big town, but it cares for its old heart - and this greatest and best documented of all Cistercian convents is a wonderful excursion for a day.

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Reviewed July 20, 2012

This cathedral is a stunning example of Baroque architecture. The interior is remarkably harmonious with beautiful paintings and sculpture. The square outside is a great place to have a picnic lunch when the weather is nice.

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Reviewed July 1, 2012

Wonderfull baroque cathedral inside the city of St. Gallen. worth a visit for the lovely classical concerts outside and inside at times

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Reviewed January 11, 2012

Don't miss it! Even if you aren't interested in old books!

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Reviewed November 30, 2011

A highlight of any trip to St Gallen. Highly recommended.

Thank Lancellot
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