Muri-Gries Abbey

Bolzano, Italy

Muri-Gries abbey, first inhabited by Augustinian monks (1406), was pillaged by insurgent peasants in 1525 and was devastated during the Napoleonic wars. Suppressed in 1807 by the Bavarian government, it was given to the Benedictine priests of Muri (Switzerland) by the Austrian emperor in 1845.

The oldest part is represented by the castle built in the twelfth century by the counts Morit-Greifenstein, whose keep has now become the church's bell tower. It houses the heaviest bell of South Tyrol (5026 kg).

The Chiesa Abbaziale di Sant'Agostino (Church of Saint Augustine) was built in 1769 - 1771 in Baroque style. The interior vaults of the nave, the cupola and also the seven altar-pieces are richly decorated with frescoes by the noted Tyrolean painter Martin Knoller.

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Founded: c. 1200
Category: Religious sites in Italy

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www.bolzano-bozen.it

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milano reklam italya (2 years ago)
Interesting
Alessandra (2 years ago)
Gorgeous!! With the right light you can see all the gold details ?
Ewout Kieckens (3 years ago)
There is some confusion: the 'abby' is: 1. Wine shop 2. Convent that can not be visited 3. Church of 'Mutter Gottes' that can be visited
Beatrice Dall'Armellina (3 years ago)
Beautiful, picturesque artwork
Michael Pinkus (3 years ago)
What a gorgeous little winery in the heart of the city - and they have a vineyard there too ... Odd but cozy.
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