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"St Gallen's Cathedral" Switzerland Things to Do Tip by Paul2001

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  • St Gallen's Cathedral - Switzerland

The Cathedral of St Gallen's tends to be overshadowed by the abbey library. However the cathedral to this abbey complex should not be overlooked as it is one of the most important baroque buildings in Switzerland. The cathedral was designed by Peter Thumb from Bregenz and completed in 1767. The interior is remarkable for it bright airy appearance. It is made up of three naves and a central cupola. The walls and ceilings are almost entirely decorated by the works of just one artist, Josef Wannenmacher. The cathedral is remarkable for many of it's other artworks including the stunning pulpit and superbly carved alterpieces. St. Gallens' also possesses one of the three oldest bells in Europe. It sits in the South Alter and was brought back from Ireland to the abbey in the 7th century by Gallus.
St. Gallen's Cathedral is open to the public from 10am to 6pm from Monday to Saturday. On Sunday it is open from 12.15–5.30pm.

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