Abbey Basilica - Monastery Treasure

Abbey Basilica - Monastery Treasure

The Abbey of Saint Maurice in Valais was built 1500 years ago as a place to honor martyrs. The pilgrimage destination was once the spiritual center of the Burgundy Empire and today houses one of the richest ecclesiastical treasures in Europe.more

The Madonna degli Angioli church

The Madonna degli Angioli church

The church was originally part of the Franciscan monastery, which was founded in 1490. The fresco of the crucifixion, painted by Bernardino Luini...more

Abbaye d'Hauterive

Abbaye d'Hauterive

A magnificent Cistercian abbey 20 minutes away from Fribourg, founded in...more

Saint-François Church

Saint-François...

Built in 1270, this is the only old...more

Abbey Basilica - Monastery Treasure

The Abbey of Saint Maurice in Valais was built 1500 years ago as a place to honor martyrs. The pilgrimage destination was once the spiritual center of the Burgundy Empire and today houses one of the richest ecclesiastical treasures in Europe.

The Abbey of Saint Maurice in Valais was built 1500 years ago as a place to honor martyrs. The pilgrimage destination was once the spiritual center of the Burgundy Empire and today houses one of the richest ecclesiastical treasures in Europe.

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The Madonna degli Angioli church

The church was originally part of the Franciscan monastery, which was founded in 1490. The fresco of the crucifixion, painted by Bernardino Luini (1530) on the dividing wall between the nave and the choir is very famous and valuable.

The church, which was originally part of a Franciscan monastery, is home to Switzerland's most famous Renaissance fresco. It covers the whole wall of the nave. The "Passion and and Crucifixion of Christ" is defined by great expressiveness and vividness of the individual scenes.

The Madonna degli Angioli church
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Abbaye d'Hauterive

A magnificent Cistercian abbey 20 minutes away from Fribourg, founded in 1137 by Guillaume de Glâne, leader of the Ecuvillens.

A magnificent Cistercian abbey 20 minutes away from Fribourg, founded in 1137 by Guillaume de Glâne, leader of the Ecuvillens.

Abbaye d'Hauterive
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Saint-François Church

Built in 1270, this is the only old convent established since 1260 that has survived.

Saint-François Church
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