Valais Sights

Abbaye de Saint-Maurice (St. Maurice Abbey)

  • 15 av. d'Agaune
  • St-Maurice
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 04/14/2015

Fodor's Review

At the end of the 4th century, the first bishop of the Valais built a sanctuary over Maurice's tomb, and in 515 the Abbaye de Saint-Mauricewas founded. Its treasury contains a stellar collection of religious offerings, with precious Romanesque and Gothic objects given in honor of the martyrs. Contemplate both sides of the stunning bronze doors with inscriptions honoring martyrs from around the world. Excavations near the baroque église abbatiale (abbey church) have revealed the foundations of the original building. In 2015, the Abbaye celebrates 1,500 years of existence with concerts and other special events. See www.abbaye1500.ch for details.

Sight Information

Address:

15 av. d'Agaune, St-Maurice, 1890, Switzerland

Phone:

024-4860404

Sight Details:

  • Church free; guided tour 10 SF
  • Guided tours May, June, Sept., and Oct., Tues.–Sun. at 2:45; July and Aug., Tues.–Sat. at 10:30, 2, 3:15, and Sun. at 2, 3:15; Nov.–Apr., Tues.–Fri. at 2:45 (Nov.–Apr., reservations are necessary two days in advance)

Published 04/14/2015

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