Sainte-Marie-Madeleine Priory Church

Saint-Sulpice, Switzerland

Sainte-Marie-Madeleine Priory was founded in 1090-1097. The church, built in two stages between the 11th and 12th centuries, was initially dedicated to Saint Sulpice, later to St. Mary Magdalene. It was also used as a parish church in the Middle Ages and was flanked by a priory buildings, now destroyed. The church passed to Protestants following the Bernese conquest of 1536.

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Founded: 1090-1097
Category: Religious sites in Switzerland

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John D. Thompson (5 years ago)
This magnificent architectural reminder of past times was started in the 11th century and completed in the 12th century. You'll notice that it lacks a nave - the large rectangular part of a church that houses the congregation. It collapsed in the 15th century and was never rebuilt. This church is central to the commune of St-Sulpice, as you'll notice by looking at the communal flag and the flower garden at the entrance to the commune off of Route 1.
Hector Davie (5 years ago)
Architecturally fascinating and redolent of medieval times.
Koka Panchulidze (6 years ago)
Beautiful place, landscape, old church and public space with amazing view on lake Geneva.
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