Innichen
Innichen

San Candido Collegiate Church

The church of the San Candido Monastery is known as the most beautiful Romanesque sacred building in the Eastern Alps

In San Candido village in the Upper Val Pusteria, the powerful Romanesque St. Candidus and St. Corbinian Collegiate Church - "Stiftskirche Innichen" in German, "Collegiata di San Candido" in Italian - is located. It was built around 1280, when the Benedictine Monastery of St. Candidus was converted into a Collegiate Monastery and required a Collegiate Church.

The bell tower was added in the following century (1320-1326). The church, a three-aisled basilica, has two chapels: the Dorotheen Chapel and the Auxiliary Saints Chapel. Particularly worth seeing are the late-Romanesque dome frescoes from the period of construction, which tell the Creation Story, the Crucifixion Group in the choir, a masterpiece of Romanesque sculpture art, and the three-aisled crypt, which is located under the altar. The chapter house of the San Candido Monastery, the oldest one of Tyrol, nowadays houses the Collegiate Museum San Candido.

There, you can admire sacral art, the Cathedral Treasure, books from the 15th to the 18th century and an impressive collection of manuscripts in various exhibition rooms. And how to reach the church? It is located in the village centre and is visible from afar thanks to its fortified exterior and green roofs. There are several parking spaces near the church and the adjacent town hall. Also the "Pusterbike" Cycle Path starts in San Candido, which snakes its way through the Val Pusteria valley.

Contact info

Opening times

  • Wed 24 Apr 08:00 - 18:00
  • Thu 25 Apr 08:00 - 18:00
  • Fri 26 Apr 08:00 - 18:00
  • Sat 27 Apr 08:00 - 18:00
  • Sun 28 Apr 08:00 - 18:00
  • Mon 29 Apr 08:00 - 18:00
  • Tue 30 Apr 08:00 - 18:00

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

  • Mon 08:00 - 18:00
  • Tue 08:00 - 18:00
  • Wed 08:00 - 18:00
  • Thu 08:00 - 18:00
  • Fri 08:00 - 18:00
  • Sat 08:00 - 18:00
  • Sun 08:00 - 18:00

Easter 2024 (31/03/2024) 08:00 - 18:00

Easter Monday 2024 (01/04/2024) 08:00 - 18:00

Liberation Day 2024 (25/04/2024) 08:00 - 18:00

Labor Day 2024 (01/05/2024) 08:00 - 18:00

Whit Monday 2024 (20/05/2024) 08:00 - 18:00

Republic Day 2024 (02/06/2024) 08:00 - 18:00

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

  • Mon 08:00 - 18:00
  • Tue 08:00 - 18:00
  • Wed 08:00 - 18:00
  • Thu 08:00 - 18:00
  • Fri 08:00 - 18:00
  • Sat 08:00 - 18:00
  • Sun 08:00 - 18:00

Feast of the Assumption 2024 (15/08/2024) 08:00 - 18:00

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

  • Mon 08:00 - 18:00
  • Tue 08:00 - 18:00
  • Wed 08:00 - 18:00
  • Thu 08:00 - 18:00
  • Fri 08:00 - 18:00
  • Sat 08:00 - 18:00
  • Sun 08:00 - 18:00

All Saints 2024 (01/11/2024) 08:00 - 18:00

Admission

free admission

guided tour of the San Candido Collegiate Church:
on request

art-historically tour:
€ 5.00 adults
€ 5.00 seniors
€ 5.00 young people (15-18 years)

free for children under 15 years

More information

The San Candido Collegiate Church stays open all year round and is freely accessible (except during church services). Holy Mass in German language every Tuesday at 8.15 am.

Guided tour of the Collegiate Church upon request: +39 348 7061 648. The art-historically tour of the Collegiate Church and the St. Michael Parish Church is offered in German language from the 1st of July till September 16, 2024, every Monday at 4 pm (phone: +39 0474 913149).

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