Claro abbey was founded in 1490 on the initiative of Scolastica de Vincemalis, a Benedictine religious of Milan who on 13 May 1490 became the establishment's first abbess. The monastery grew rapidly, and by 1516 was home to 16 nuns. In 1559, the religious were charged by decree of Pope Paul IV to relaunch and supervise Seedorf Abbey in the Canton of Uri. Intended for the education of girls, the buildings were enlarged several times during the 17th century, and again in the second half of the 20th century.

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Ala Val 1, Claro, Switzerland
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Founded: 1490
Category: Religious sites in Switzerland

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Roberto Mezzera (16 months ago)
Amazing place
Klaus Wintgen (17 months ago)
To visit
Flavia Kroczynski (17 months ago)
Beautiful walk and beautiful view
Sebastian “tokkee” Harl (2 years ago)
Nice hike and a beautiful view.
Federico Lardi (2 years ago)
Quiet and very nice place to visit with a magnificent view across the valley.
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