Abbey of St Gall World Heritage Site

Official name
Abbey of St Gall | UNESCO
Country
Switzerland
Continent
Europe
Location
Canton of St Gall, Town of St Gall
47.4233° Lat, 9.3777° Lon
Code
268
Time Zone
Europe/Zurich, CEST +0200
Current Time
Category
Cultural
Description
Inscribed 1983. The Convent of St Gall, a perfect example of a great Carolingian monastery, was, from the 8th century to its secularization in 1805, one of the most important in Europe. Its library is one of the richest and oldest in the world and contains precious manuscripts such as the earliest-known architectural plan drawn on parchment. From 1755 to 1768, the conventual area was rebuilt in Baroque style. The cathedral and the library are the main features of this remarkable architectural complex, reflecting 12 centuries of continuous activity.