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Address: Klosterhof 6, St. Gallen 9000, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41 71 224 05 50
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The cathedral represents one of the last monumental Baroque monastic...

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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Amazing Cathedral and grounds

St. Gallen is a picturesque city with stunning architecture and buildings everywhere you walk and the cathedral is no different. Enjoy the grounds and square, and be sure to find... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 September 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

St. Gallen is a picturesque city with stunning architecture and buildings everywhere you walk and the cathedral is no different. Enjoy the grounds and square, and be sure to find your way inside, you won't be disappointed.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

It's nice to walk around the convent and cathedral, you can even sit on the green grass. Easy to find and beautiful

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

The Baroque cathedral is very impressive and ornate. Ditto for the front façade. Definitely worth a stop in St. Gallen. Be sure to tour the library as well.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

We went to St. Gallen just to see the Abbey. It would have been nice if there were signs directing tourists to it. The outside is simple but the inside is gorgeous. A lot of beautiful paintings and woodwork.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

Convent of St Gall is one of the main reasons to visit the town. Added as a Unesco World Heritage site in 1983.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

This sight is one of the major touristic sight of the town of St.Gallen, the tiny town in NE region of Switzerland. Convent outside itself is not that stunning but the interior is quite fantastic. Hugh nice painting on the wall and ceiling is something that every tourists would love to see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

This truly is a historic monument of work to see and the imagination and time that went into this is remarkable and worth stopping and appreciating without question. I was inside during a morning walk at 6 am and the only one in the building and it was very peaceful

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

The Convent is by far the focal point of the town. An architectural marvel in its own right, it stands tall over the town. The interiors are indeed breathtaking, with the ceiling paintings and the stained glass windows being the highlights! Don't miss this one!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

The baroque cathedral of St. Gallen is a UNESCO World Heritage site and unique as an architectural ensemble. If you are visiting the catholic cathedral, step into the protestant one opposite as well - this is how you can experience the differences between catholic and protestant thinking in simply entering architecture.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016

This late Baroque style church and of the greatest built in Europe in this style is very beautiful both outside and inside.

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