We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers: Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Here is a unique destination that offers a rewarding experience to a multitude of interests. Who would imagine a monastery or Abbey to be so enriching whether your personal preference is classical or liturgical music, architectural design, natural beauty, festivals featuring exceptional hospitality, spiritual inspiration,...More
The Monks opened a brewery on the Mt. Angel Monestary property about 2 months ago. Went there with friends for a birthday, and had a great time. Sarah and Jenny were pouring/serving, and they made the exprience that much better. We had a lot of...More
We were at the brewery opening event end of September. Interesting experience. There was live music, food,and beers. We tried: Black Habit, Belgian Dark Strong Ale, St. Benedict, Farmhouse Ale, St. Michael, Munich Helles. All lovely (quality beers). Beers very belgian-esque (close to Belgian trappist...More
We know the First Prior here for many years. A wonderful guy and monk. he exudes goodness and holiness yet a real down to earth guy. We went to vespers to pray with the other monks. They were proud to have just had five take...More
I inquired at the Oktoberfest Information booth about the Abbey. The girl there told me it was about a miles walk up E Church Street. She said that there was a shuttle that went up to the Abbey, but it isn’t all that far and...More
Went here for the summer classical music event which coincidentally fell during an Oregon vacation. It was a bit off the beaten path from our original wine country destination but worth the drive. During the event (3 days), the monks would sponsor community vespers, organ...More
The church is beautiful with a large organ, statues, and a huge bell tower visible from 10 miles away. Mass is solemn with the priests and monks chanting during mass. My sons baccalaureate and graduation masses were held here in the lower room of the...More
We went to see the boar hair ball in the museum. Weird right? But totally worth it!
the museum is free, you can make a donation if you want. There is a lot more to see here than the hair ball.
Plus there is the...More
Any lover of Bach should make an effort to attend the Bach Festival, held each summer at the Abbey. The monks are very hospitable and run the festival like a well-oiled machine. The food that is served between the first and second concerts has changed...More
This was our first time at the Bach festival, and we booked for next year before the first day was over. And we plan to go back agin before then
The setting is perfect, perched above fertile Oregon farmland, and sheltered by tall cedars.
To my knowledge, guided tours are not generally offered, a possible exception being when certain special events are in progress, such as the Abbey's annual Bach Festival or its annual St. Benedict Festival (both summertime... More
To my knowledge, guided tours are not generally offered, a possible exception being when certain special events are in progress, such as the Abbey's annual Bach Festival or its annual St. Benedict Festival (both summertime affairs). Of course, you can always try to collar a monk you see walking about -- they are most friendly, and you never know. There are, I believe, maps to the Abbey grounds and buildings available in the guest house, just to the west of the church.