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Home  »  Switzerland Tourist Attractions  »   Basilica St. Maurice Monastery

Basilica St. Maurice Monastery

 




Basilica St. Maurice MonasteryFor centurise, travellers and piligrims going to the great St.Bernard have stopped at the monastery at St.Maurice.The tresury at the abbey houses an outstanding collection of numerous medieval masterpieces. 

The church has maintained the tresury since its foundation and houses one of the world’s most important collection of sacred gold work. It combines the modern works of precious reliquaries Merovingian, Carolingian, Romanesque and Gothic.  The treasury contains not only historical items, but also a collection of priceless local religious and cultural relics.

The rich collection includes sardonyx vase dating back to the first century B.C., the 7th century Merovingian casket, the St. Maurice reliquary and the reliquary belonging to the children of St. Sigismond (this dates back to the 12th century).

Location:
St.Maurice is located between Martigny and Montreux.

Opening hours:
Every day of the week except MONDAY

Tariff:
Adults: CHF 6
Children: CHF 3.


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