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Benedictine Convent of Saint John Mustair

Mustair 7537, Switzerland
+41 81 851 62 28
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UNESCO gem

This is a top attraction for anyone interested in culture or architecture. We were just in time... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2015
kstaerk
via mobile
Church, museum and monastery

Surprising discovery in the far most South-Eastern corner of Switzerland: the famous ground of the... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2015
melba542015
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Langenthal, Switzerland
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
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“the bus” (2 reviews)
“frescoes” (8 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Mustair 7537, Switzerland
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Reviewed 22 August 2015 via mobile

This is a top attraction for anyone interested in culture or architecture. We were just in time for the guided tour which was very much worth it. We learnt about the lives of monks and nuns, then and now. I was very impressed by the...More

Thank kstaerk
Reviewed 12 August 2015

Surprising discovery in the far most South-Eastern corner of Switzerland: the famous ground of the convent in Müstair! The guide leeds you to the secrets of this monumental work in German, Italian and Rumantsch, unfortunately not in English. The museum contains valuable pearls.

Thank melba542015
Reviewed 8 October 2012

The monastery is one of the few objects in Switzerland that is a Unesco Heritage Site. But as non-connoisseurs, I have to say that it has not much to offer. The drawings and paintings on the walls and the roof of the small monastery church...More

2  Thank Yagermeister
Reviewed 2 October 2012

Loved the serenity of the little church. The frescoes in the front are extremely well preserved. The ones on the side walls looked faded and partly chipped away. Unfortunately there was nothing in English to explain to me the frescos I was seeing and the...More

Thank CautiousTraveller
Reviewed 23 August 2012

Just the entire valley "Muenstartal" of "Val Müstair" is already worth visiting but this St. John, Müstair is something that you should not miss. The frescoes in the church are well maintained and most beautiful but one should also visit the convent building itself with...More

3  Thank VincentePaulo
Reviewed 21 August 2012

This UNESCO World Heritage Site is located in a small town near the Swiss National Park. Even if you're here just to hike or ski, this abbey is worth a detour. The unquestioned highlight of the visit is the huge set of frescoes in the...More

2  Thank Leonsreed
Reviewed 9 August 2010

I had to take the Swiss "post bus" to this very unique convent but it is a beautiful trip the whole way. Since I had to stop in Scoul for a night I was able to visit two beautiful nearby towns, Guarda (home of Shellenursli,...More

5  Thank bessf0nes
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