Fribourg and Neuchatel Sights

Église des Cordeliers (Church of the Franciscan Friars)

  • Place de Notre-Dame Map It
  • Fribourg
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 04/14/2015

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This imposing 13th-century church is attached to a Franciscan friary. Its pale walls and the rose-, gray-, and alabaster-colored ceiling contrast with the Gothic darkness of the interior. A 16th-century polyptych by an anonymous Nelkenmeister, or Maître à l'Oeillet (one of a group of painters who signed their works only with red and white carnations), hangs over the high altar. A carved-wood triptych, believed to be Alsatian, and a 15th-century retable of the temptation of St. Anthony painted by the Fribourg artist Hans Fries decorate the side walls. At the entrance to the cloister leading to the friary is a 13th-century five-panel fresco depicting the birth of the Virgin Mary.

Sight Information


Place de Notre-Dame, Fribourg, Fribourg, 1700, Switzerland

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Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Mon.–Sat. 9–6, Sun. noon–6

Published 04/14/2015


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