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Carthusian Monastery “Allerengelsberg”

Silence, peaceful silence awaits visitors in the historic Carthusian Monastery “Allerengelsberg” in the Val Senales valley

The Val Senales valley offers its visitors, besides several interesting sights, such as the archeoParc Val Senales, also some historical places. One of them was founded in 1326 by the Tyrolean sovereign King Henry of Bohemia: the Carthusian Monastery "!Allerengelsberg" or "Monte degli Angeli". Six years later the monastery, which had space for 12 monks, was opened and remained in use for more than four centuries, until it was closed in 1782 by Emperor Joseph II. The monks lived a strict life according to the rules of St. Bruno, founder of the Carthusian order and plague saint.

Each had his own little house next to the cloister, where he lived in silence and devoted himself entirely to prayer, penance and meditation. The farmers of the valley had to pay levies to the monastery so that its survival was ensured. In 1924 the village of Certosa was devastated by a fire, but many details of the monastery have been preserved. Today, the cloister, the curtain walls with the loopholes, the Church of St. Anne, the crucifixion group below the cemetery and the small Entombment of Christ Chapel can still be visited.

The prior's house and the monastery kitchen are also still recognisable. In summer, art exhibitions are sometimes held in the cloister. And how to reach the monastery? It is situated in the centre of Certosa, 14 km from Naturno. A car park and bus stop are nearby (bus line no. 261). The unique Via Monachorum - Path of Silence is part of the experience - it is a 10 km long hike in the valley.

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Opening times

  • Sat 22 Jun 09:00 - 19:00
  • Sun 23 Jun 09:00 - 19:00
  • Mon 24 Jun 09:00 - 19:00
  • Tue 25 Jun 09:00 - 19:00
  • Wed 26 Jun 09:00 - 19:00
  • Thu 27 Jun 09:00 - 19:00
  • Fri 28 Jun 09:00 - 19:00

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Spring 2024 (18/03/2024 - 09/06/2024)

  • Mon 09:00 - 18:00
  • Tue 09:00 - 18:00
  • Wed 09:00 - 18:00
  • Thu 09:00 - 18:00
  • Fri 09:00 - 18:00
  • Sat 09:00 - 18:00
  • Sun 09:00 - 18:00

Easter 2024 (31/03/2024) 09:00 - 18:00

Easter Monday 2024 (01/04/2024) 09:00 - 18:00

Liberation Day 2024 (25/04/2024) 09:00 - 18:00

Labor Day 2024 (01/05/2024) 09:00 - 18:00

Whit Monday 2024 (20/05/2024) 09:00 - 18:00

Republic Day 2024 (02/06/2024) 09:00 - 18:00

Summer 2024 (10/06/2024 - 08/09/2024)

  • Mon 09:00 - 19:00
  • Tue 09:00 - 19:00
  • Wed 09:00 - 19:00
  • Thu 09:00 - 19:00
  • Fri 09:00 - 19:00
  • Sat 09:00 - 19:00
  • Sun 09:00 - 19:00

Feast of the Assumption 2024 (15/08/2024) 09:00 - 19:00

Autumn 2024 (09/09/2024 - 30/11/2024)

  • Mon 09:00 - 18:00
  • Tue 09:00 - 18:00
  • Wed 09:00 - 18:00
  • Thu 09:00 - 18:00
  • Fri 09:00 - 18:00
  • Sat 09:00 - 18:00
  • Sun 09:00 - 18:00

All Saints 2024 (01/11/2024) 09:00 - 18:00

Admission

free admission

More information

The "Allerengelsberg" Monastery stays open all year round and is freely accessible during the day.

The exhibition "Art in the Monastery" in the cloister is organized by the Senales Cultural Association in all uneven years (the next time in July - August 2025).

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