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3 Churches to explore in St. Gallen

St. Gallen

The canton is located in the northeast of Switzerland. The mountains of the canton include part of a thrust fault that was declared a geologic UNESCO world heritage site, under the name Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona, in 2008.

Abbey of Saint Gall
Abbey of Saint GallKlosterhof 6B, 9000 St. Gallen, Switzerland

The Convent of St Gall, a perfect example of a great Carolingian monastery, was, from the 8th century to its secularization in 1805, one of the most important in Europe. Its library is one of the richest and oldest in the world and contains precious manuscripts such as the earliest-known architectural plan drawn on parchment. One of the famous tourist and pilgrimage centers and this area and is a worth visit.

Kirche St. Laurenzen
Kirche St. LaurenzenMarktgasse 25, 9000 St. Gallen, Switzerland

The St. Laurenzen Church is a federal monument and is considered a monument of national importance. It was built between 1850 and 1854 in neo-Gothic style. After climbing the tower, you will have a wonderful view over the roofs of St.Gallen. The church takes its name from the martyr Lawrence of Rometo whom it was dedicated to. It is classified as a building worthy of national protection and, as a monument of national importance, is therefore under federal monument protection.

St. Gallen Cathedral
St. Gallen CathedralKlosterhof, 9000 St. Gallen, Switzerland

A Roman Catholic church in the city of St. Gallen, Switzerland. Part of the Abbey of St. Gall, it has been the cathedral of the Diocese of St. Gallen since 1847. Completed in 1767, the cathedral was designed by Peter Thumb, who also designed Abbey's famous library. Among its rich decorations are frescoes painted mostly by Josef Wannenmacher, and the most complete set of historic church bells in Switzerland. The south altar features a bell brought back by Saint Gall himself from Ireland, one of t

Map of Churches to explore in St. Gallen