In front of the majestic Dolomites, there is the Romanesque conventual church of San Candido with its Monastery Museum.
Image gallery: Monastery Museum San Candido
The convent of San Candido in Alta Pusteria is known as the oldest convent of Tyrol and the most remarkable Romanesque sacred building in Tyrol, dating back to the 8th century AD. Founded by Tassilo III, Duke of Bavaria, as support point for the evangelization of Slavs, it was transformed into a collegiate foundation in the 12th century. The monastery church dedicated to the Saints Candidus and Korbinian has not changed its present-day appearance from 1280. Part of the church and convent is also the chapter house of the 16th century, which today hosts the Monastery Museum San Candido.
The exterior has remained unmodified for centuries. Still today decorative elements of 1550 are recognizable, painted by scholars of the Bressanone School. Once upon a time, the ground floor served as storeroom, one floor above there was the chapter house, the archive, the dortour and the working room of librarians and school masters. Beside the archive and the library of the convent, this highly remarkable building also hosts the Monastery Museum San Candido that bears several gems.
In seven exhibition rooms, you can admire a collection of manuscripts as well as the Cathedral Treasure. There is also a comprehensive art collection with sacred works, in great parts realized by local artists, commissioned either by the convent itself, or by citizens of San Candido. A visit to the museum makes you discover the centuries-old history of the convent and monastery church of San Candido.
Winter opening hours: from December 1, 2017, to March 31, 2018
from Tuesday to Saturday from 11 am to 5 pm
Summer opening hours: from June to October 2018
from Tuesday to Saturday from 11 am to 7 pm
7.00 Euros (adults), free for kids under 6 years
4.00 Euros (schoolchildren, seniors over 60)
free with the Museumcard or museumobil Card
phone: +39 0474 913278, firstname.lastname@example.org