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Mightily impressive

This is a big and beautifully decorated building with a massive organ at one end and a highly... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Very Interesting Cathedral - European Style With Windows and Natural Light

This cathedral is well worth a visit, it is in European style but was built relatively recently and... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a big and beautifully decorated building with a massive organ at one end and a highly ornate chancel at the other. It is light and airy inside and exudes a warmth that other churches don’t quite manage.

Thank christanya2016
Reviewed 14 October 2018

This cathedral is well worth a visit, it is in European style but was built relatively recently and allows a substantial amount of natural light inside, resulting in a unique, uplifting atmosphere. I visited on a weekday during organ practice, and the music added an...More

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Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

After seeing the Abbey library We were surprised to see how light and airy the cathedral feels. Not quite as richly decorated as many cathedrals in Europe but it was a beautiful space to spend some time

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Reviewed 18 September 2018

This is a spectacular cathedral both inside and out. It is worth passing through the door to view the interior which is bright and peaceful.

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Reviewed 6 September 2018

I am not rally a cathedral type of person but we had time to kill in St Gallen and had just had a nice drink looking at the outside of this place so we popped our head in the door. Now the decoration is something...More

Thank Steve L
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

Beautiful laid back town with a very pretty cathedral. The city has less tourists but extremely relaxed. The cathedral is hard to miss since it’s visible from anywhere in St Gallen.

Thank KrishC_12
Reviewed 23 August 2018

We drove from Zurich to St. Gallen. We visited the old town, the Cathedral, the Abbey Library and the other smaller church. The Cathedral was beautiful, of course not to the same standard as those in Italy, but very good for Switzerland. We were not...More

Thank Schweiztraum
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

Must visit place. One of the greatest Cathedrals l have ever visited. Peaceful and great venue for reflection and prayer.

Thank Albert N
Reviewed 19 August 2018

This is one of the most unique churches built in the style of late baroque with a rocco facade. The cathedral is part of the original benedictine monastery complex with a history going back to the 7th. century when the Irish monk Gallus settled in...More

Thank hampi2015
Reviewed 6 August 2018

This cathedral has a very airy feeling as it is very light inside. The frescoes tell interesting stories, You can get an audio guide either by visiting the tourist information office nearby or in the abbey library.

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The Catholic denomination Council in St Galen can be contacted at Tel. 071 227 33 33 or e-mail info @sg.kath.ch for full information.
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