Benedictine Convent of Saint John Mustair, Mustair

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.7/5 based on 60+ reviews on the web
Benedictine Convent of Saint John Mustair is located in Mustair. Put Benedictine Convent of Saint John Mustair on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Mustair tourist route planner.
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  • Not to be missed! It is located just beyond the border of Switzerland. Very well maintained, landscaped. The interiors are well preserved, cured in every detail. It is one of the most studied convents in Europe, cultural asset by UNESCO, Carolingian-plan and architectural elements from different historical periods (first Romanesque, Romanesque, Gothic, ...). Beautiful wall paintings inside the Church adjacent to the monastery with a loop and Carolingian frescoes on subjects taken from the old and New Testaments. For those who appreciate the art is a little treasure. If you don't speak German difficult to enjoy a guided tour, but you can visit well alone according to the pamphlet that is given at the box office. From the monastery can be reached easily by bus with the venosta card. You can always continue from there by bus up to Zernez through delightful towns in Switzerland and enjoying a beautiful panorama. From Zernez natural park trails and Red Swiss railway trains. Agree though, if you go over the monastery, find out about the advantageous rates (daily ticket discounts, etc.) in Switzerland to avoid heavy "bloodletting".
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  • This functioning Benedictine Church was supposedly founded by Charlemagne. Now thanks to the coloured frescos decorating its Roman Interior, it has been included in UNESCO's World Heritage list, among the images that you can see here, the dance of Salome, the martyrdom of St. Stephen. The atmosphere of the Church, the cemetery and the adjacent courtyard where worth to come here
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  • Carolingian frescoes are really very interesting. You could, however, improve the usability of the guided tours for tourists.
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  • Charming. Worth a quick stop if you happen to be passing.
  • The UNESCO World Heritage site St. Johann in Müstair makes the past come alive. Important: Ask for times of the tours in advance!
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  • Fabulous!! Still in a good condition
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  • Interesting tour, but expensive
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  • Expensive but worth the money
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