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Kloster Disentis - Benediktinerabtei

Via Claustra, Disentis 7180, Switzerland
+41 81 929 69 00
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Okay but not worth a detour

The church was quite dark and not very special. We walked around the monastery but neither the cafe... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2017
Stefan G
Lucerne, Switzerland
via mobile
Nice, big, beautiful and impressive

It was a big surprise to realize the real total size of this kloster... the Barroque style is... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2017
Alessandra F
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
via mobile
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30 Jul 2017
“Okay but not worth a detour”
3 Jan 2017
“Nice, big, beautiful and impressive”
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Via Claustra, Disentis 7180, Switzerland
+41 81 929 69 00

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Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

The church was quite dark and not very special. We walked around the monastery but neither the cafe was overly inviting nor did we want to spend money to enter the 2nd church. Good for a break while crossing Oberalp but thats it.

Thank Stefan G
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

It was a big surprise to realize the real total size of this kloster... the Barroque style is really nice and impressive.

Thank Alessandra F
Reviewed 2 August 2016

It is true that the cloisters is spectacular, in fact you see it from everywhere in the village, and the church inside is nicely decorated. All this is freely accessible and worth a quick stop. It is another story with the -unreasonably expensive- museum inside....More

1  Thank JMGeneva
Reviewed 10 March 2016 via mobile

If you ever go to Disentis this is an amazing monastery! The architecture is amazing, as well as the history of the building as well.

Thank alice01pd2019
Reviewed 1 October 2015

This monastery can be seen from many places in Disentis. Its location on the slope of the mountain adds to its charm. Its architecture belongs to the Baroque style, when it was rebuilt. Its origins dates back several hundred years before that.

Thank TheGlacierist
Reviewed 10 August 2015

The monastery has originally been founded by Sigisbert in 720 and is with the attached gymnasium after 1300 years still an important place for education, culture and spiritual life in the Surselva, the upper Rhein valley. The main church has been build around 1700 in...More

1  Thank Donat A
Reviewed 18 May 2015

We were able to attend a Gregorian concert at 22h30 as the monks had a youth vigil during the youth choir festival. The next morning we visited the museum (which did not accept the Swiss museum pass by the way) which was very well done,...More

2  Thank PRKPinCH41
Reviewed 26 January 2015

Large monastery right in the middle of the village. Nice to visit if you feel like relaxing from the slopes.

Thank Pricken67
Reviewed 3 September 2014 via mobile

If you're in Disentis this is the must place to visit. Both architecture and spiritual feeling. I am not a very religious man, but I was charmed by the feeling of being there.

2  Thank Евгений З
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