San Candido Collegiate Museum

In front of the majestic Dolomites, there is the Romanesque Collegiate Church of San Candido with its Collegiate Museum.

The monastery in San Candido is known as the oldest 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 Saints Candidus and Corbinian Collegiate Church of San Candido has not changed its present-day appearance from 1280. The Collegiate Museum - "Museum des Stiftes Innichen" in German, "Museo della Collegiata San Candido" in Italian - has two locations:

The Chapter House "Granary" from the 16th century is located in the Via Atto road, near the Collegiate Church and the hospital (signed on the map). Its exterior has remained unmodified for centuries: Still today decorative elements of 1550 are recognizable, painted by scholars of the Bressanone School. Beside the archive and the library of the convent, this highly remarkable building also hosts seven exhibition rooms where you can admire a collection of manuscripts, the Cathedral Treasure and 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.

The second location can be found in the Franciscan monastery in the Via Peter Paul Rainer road, about 400 m away. It shows archaeological finds from the Roman period and a folkloristic collection of the 18th and 19th centuries. In summer, temporary exhibitions are organised here. And how to reach the Collegiate Museum (location in the Via Atto road)? It is located in the centre of the village - there are several parking spaces near the church and the adjacent town hall.

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Opening times

  • Sun 03 Jul closed
  • Mon 04 Jul closed
  • Tue 05 Jul 14:00 - 19:00
  • Wed 06 Jul 14:00 - 19:00
  • Thu 07 Jul 14:00 - 19:00
  • Fri 08 Jul 14:00 - 19:00
  • Sat 09 Jul 14:00 - 19:00

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Summer 2022 (07/05/2022 - 09/10/2022)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue 14:00 - 19:00
  • Wed 14:00 - 19:00
  • Thu 14:00 - 19:00
  • Fri 14:00 - 19:00
  • Sat 14:00 - 19:00
  • Sun closed

Feast of the Assumption 2022 (08/15/2022) closed


€ 7.00 adults
€ 7.00 young people (13-18 years)
€ 4.00 children (6-12 years)
€ 4.00 seniors 60+, students

free for children under 6 years

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The San Candido Collegiate Museum stays open also in Winter for groups of more than 15 persons (December to March, on request by phone). 1 free ticket for groups of more than 15 persons.

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