kaltern galerie gefaengnis le carceri
kaltern galerie gefaengnis le carceri

Gefängnis Le Carceri Gallery

Just as interesting as its exhibitions is the history of the Gefängnis Le Carceri Gallery in Caldaro.

Few people know today that Caldaro was once home to the prison of the District Court, built in the 17th century during the reign of Claudia de Medici. It remained in function until the 1970s, then the "old prison" was abandoned. It passed from the state first to the region and finally to the municipality of Caldaro, which renovated it and established the base of the Health and Social Centre here. Particular importance was attached to the renovation of the cell wing:

The small rooms with the barred windows were preserved, fitted with new wooden floors and a new staircase and made accessible as a cultural meeting place. Since 2005, the gallery, appropriately named "Gefängnis Le Carceri" (literally: Prison), has been located here. With its historical furnishings and objects such as the tiled stoves and wooden doors of the low cells, it offers a very special ambience for exhibitions of various kinds.

Every year, four exhibitions of modern artists are organised according to the concept 1+1=1: One artist comes from South Tyrol, the other from abroad - the two enter into dialogue with each other and organise an exhibition together. And how to reach the Gefängnis Le Carceri Gallery? It is located at the Colle dei Frati hill ("Pater Bichl" in local dialect) in Caldaro, a bus stop is located at the central Market Square, which is only a few steps away.

Currently, access may be subject to certain restrictions.

Contact info

Opening times

  • Wed 04 Aug 10:30 - 12:00 17:00 - 19:00
  • Thu 05 Aug 10:30 - 12:00 19:00 - 22:00
  • Fri 06 Aug 10:30 - 12:00 17:00 - 19:00
  • Sat 07 Aug 10:30 - 12:00 17:00 - 19:00
  • Sun 08 Aug 10:30 - 12:00 17:00 - 19:00
  • Mon 09 Aug closed
  • Tue 10 Aug 10:30 - 12:00 17:00 - 19:00

Despite careful control we cannot guarantee the correctness of the provided data.

Full timetables
Despite careful control we cannot guarantee the correctness of the provided data.

Exhibition: Umberto Cavenago (Italy) - Ulrich Egger (South Tyrol) (05/21/2021 - 06/26/2021)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue 10:30 - 12:00 17:00 - 19:00
  • Wed 10:30 - 12:00 17:00 - 19:00
  • Thu 10:30 - 12:00 17:00 - 19:00
  • Fri 10:30 - 12:00 17:00 - 19:00
  • Sat 10:30 - 12:00 17:00 - 19:00
  • Sun 10:30 - 12:00 17:00 - 19:00

Exhibition: Annabell Häfner (Germany) - Johannes Bosisio (South Tyrol) (07/09/2021 - 08/15/2021)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue 10:30 - 12:00 17:00 - 19:00
  • Wed 10:30 - 12:00 17:00 - 19:00
  • Thu 10:30 - 12:00 19:00 - 22:00
  • Fri 10:30 - 12:00 17:00 - 19:00
  • Sat 10:30 - 12:00 17:00 - 19:00
  • Sun 10:30 - 12:00 17:00 - 19:00

Exhibition: Anna Rose (USA)| AliPaloma (South Tyrol) (08/27/2021 - 09/25/2021)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue 10:30 - 12:00 17:00 - 19:00
  • Wed 10:30 - 12:00 17:00 - 19:00
  • Thu 10:30 - 12:00 17:00 - 19:00
  • Fri 10:30 - 12:00 17:00 - 19:00
  • Sat 10:30 - 12:00 17:00 - 19:00
  • Sun 10:30 - 12:00 17:00 - 19:00

Admission

free admission

More information

open during the respective exhibitions

Suggest an edit/correction

Our editorial staff is always committed to ensuring the highest quality and accuracy of the information we publish. If you have suggestions to improve this page you can send them to us using the form below. Thank you in advance!

Close

Suggested accommodations

Tips and more infos