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Delightful old convent

A really lovely old building, founded by Charlemagne and still just about an active convent. The... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2018
Reading, United Kingdom
Place for Reflection

We took trains and buses from Guarda Village through the Swiss National Park to Val Mustair. As we... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2017
Columbus, Ohio
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Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

Just happened to pass this place in the middle of nowhere which turns out to have been founded by Charlemagne and is fascinating although we were once again struck by the language problem. However,the people were very friendly and helpful.

Thank Terry J
Reviewed 24 June 2018

A really lovely old building, founded by Charlemagne and still just about an active convent. The very old frescoes are beautiful, although I understand the very oldest have been removed to a museum elsewhere in Switzerland. The old convent rooms are fascinating and give a...More

Thank OccasionalHope
Reviewed 12 June 2018

This place seems to be founded back in 775 and we were disappointed by the poor and scarce presentation in the museum. The way from Zug to Mustair is extremely scenic though but the monastery itself is not worth it.

Thank Deniza_Ianev
Reviewed 11 June 2018

Before you go, learn german, italian or romansh. The museum has signals and explanantions only in these 3 languages. They don't even have in french, one of the oficial languages os Switzerland ! So, if you only speak a bit of english, spanish, portuguese and...More

Thank Rogerio C
Reviewed 21 August 2017

We took trains and buses from Guarda Village through the Swiss National Park to Val Mustair. As we arrived at the church, the nuns were singing and it filled the fresco-filled room with a rich peace. We explored the whole site...the flower gardens, the cemetary...More

Thank Ohio_Geologist1
Reviewed 4 March 2017

This little convent dates back almost a thousand years and was built right on the border between Switzerland and Italy. Inside there are the oldest and the largest Carolingian frescoes in the whole of Europe An amazing sight!

Thank lorenzo135
Reviewed 2 November 2016

The Abbey of Saint John is an ancient Benedictine monastery in the Swiss village of Müstair, in the Canton of Graubünden. By reason of its exceptionally well-preserved heritage of Carolingian art, it has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1983.

Thank Swissheidi2013
Reviewed 21 October 2016

We took this in following local advice en route to Italy - The very old painting are truly wonderful. A "must come back to this place" place!

Thank Outofthelaw
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We opted for a 1.5 hour guided tour (in German) of the museum. The guide was erudite, witty and enthusiastic resulting in a tour that was very interesting and well worth the money.

Thank cco2007
Reviewed 23 August 2016

The church is really interesting and the monastery carefully presented. Overall a very nice exhibition and mixture of centuries of construction. Worth a trip not only because of the beauty of the trip but also this destination.

Thank SteveGoldgap
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