Roman Catholic Church of St. Anton
Kannenfeldstrasse 35, 4056 Basel, Switzerland
About Roman Catholic Church of St. Anton
The St. Anton Church is a Roman Catholic church in the Swiss city of Basel. It is located in St. Johann - Quarter and the St. Anthony of Padua dedicated. The church was built between 1925 and 1927 as the first pure concrete church in Switzerland by the architect Karl Moser and the construction company G. Doppler und Sohn in exposed concrete. On September 13, 1931, the church was consecrated by Bishop Joseph Ambühl. In the early years, the building was mockingly referred to as the soul silo.
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The city's biggest park is in the St. Johann district. Here, kids take to the swings and slides while their parents practice yoga on the lawn or jog a lap of the park. It is around 9.1 acres and the park was built in 1951. In addition to the mighty entrance portal on Burgfelderstrasse, the enclosure wall, the gardener's house, and some monuments remain from the former cemetery.
The sculpture hall houses one of the largest collections of casts of ancient plastic. The complete merging of the entire architectural sculpture of the Athens Parthenon is unique worldwide.
The Beyeler Foundation or Fondation Beyeler with its museum in Riehen, near Basel, owns and oversees the art collection of Hildy and Ernst Beyeler, which features modern art and tribal art. The Beyeler Foundation museum includes a space for special exhibitions staged to complement the permanent collection.
St. Johanns-Tor is one of the three surviving entrance gates to the old medieval walled city, which formed part of the fortifications built shortly after the great earthquake of 1356. Today this former gateway to the city is home to Basel's police force. The gateway is the landmark of the St. Johann quarter of the city.
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The Johanniterbrücke is the third oldest Rhine bridge in the Swiss city of Basel. The iron bridge was built within two years and opened on July 15, 1882. It was not as high as the upper Rhine crossing at the Harzgraben, the Wettstein Bridge, but it made a nice impression on the audience. From 1924 the Johanniterbrücke also carried a double-lane tram. It was one of the architectural wonders in this area and also this bridge makes transportation if this area is easy.
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