The Convent of St. Gall is a wonderful place, not only the dome, but also the place in front of the church and the whole surrounding of the old part of the city of St. Gallen
The cathedral represents one of the last monumental Baroque monastic...
The cathedral represents one of the last monumental Baroque monastic constructions in Europe. It was built from 1755 to 1767 under the direction of Vorarlberg native and master builder Johann Michael Beer.
The choir stalls with 84 lovely carved seats and the historic organ are works of art in and of themselves. Every Tuesday, there is a Evening Prayer (Domvesper)at 5.30 P.M.
The inside of the church is painted in vibrant colours and adorned with stucco, and the interior is decorated with numerous carvings. A serene atmosphere prevails in the church thanks to the soft lighting and malachite green stucco.
After the secularisation of the Convent in 1805, the church became a parish church and 1847 at the same time cathedral of the new founded diocese.
In 2013, the altar area was renewed. Especially impressive is the baptism fountain with the respecting of the frescos of the cupola.
Beside the different liturgy Services and concerts there are also guided tours, for example from may to September every Saturday at 10.30 A.M. (Free admission, collect).