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Visit of the Sanctuary of Mariastein

On a wonderful sunny Sunday we went to pay a visit to the Sanctuary of Our Lady at Mariastein. It’s... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2018
Lovely place to visit

Well worth visiting, and in a lovely little village, beautiful artwork and the underground chapel... read more

Reviewed 23 January 2018
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Klosterplatz 1, Metzerlen-Mariastein 4115, Switzerland
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Reviewed 7 May 2018

On a wonderful sunny Sunday we went to pay a visit to the Sanctuary of Our Lady at Mariastein. It’s located in a lovely small village and the Church is so beautiful and the grotto is most peaceful. The way down to the grotto is...More

Thank steinro
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Interesting church, with lovely paintings; picturesque grotto full of history. A good place for meditation, prayer and recollection... also close to the nice village of Burg im Leimental ...

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Reviewed 23 January 2018

Well worth visiting, and in a lovely little village, beautiful artwork and the underground chapel is very special.

Thank Janewain
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Never having been to Mariastein, we visited friends nearby and they took us for a visit to this impressive place. We were impressed by the spiritual strength of this place, the sculpture of Maria in the cave which is a place of calm. The church...More

Thank Steph S
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

The main chapel is quite ornate and well preserved. After a longish walk down a long hall and down some stairs you come to a small inspiring chapel dedicated to Mary who saved a boy when he fell off the cliff the chapel is built...More

Thank Steve H
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Beautiful decorative church and accompanying chapel built into a cave. Very nice experience even if you are not religious.

Thank bclout
Reviewed 24 May 2017

If you are passing by just stop for a while, it is worth the visit. The chuch is nicely decorated and very bright. Nice architecture and there is also a small chappel in a cave but you have to climbed down a few steps to...More

Thank TBO2000
Reviewed 25 February 2017

A friend suggested visiting Mariastein and l was not sure what to expect. But this is a wonderful place of pilgrimage which will have an effect on any visitor. It is so very peaceful and prayerful and you could spend a whole day here or...More

Thank mikedwStirling
Reviewed 23 August 2016

The benedictine abbey of Mariastein is both beautiful and moving. Whether you are a believer or not, the baroque basilica and especially the grotto chapel beneath have an undeniable aura. The many ex-voto inscriptions thank the Virgin Mary for prayers answered. The monastery is in...More

Thank jarchcun
Reviewed 6 January 2016

When we lived in Switzerland our priest came from Mariastein, so we visited regularly and got an intimate perspective of monastic life. The main church is beautifully restored, but the serene place to visit is the Grotto under the church, it is a good walk...More

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