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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Aramis Conceprio (16 months ago)
Le suore sono simpatiche e accoglienti
Dolores Cantoni (17 months ago)
Luogo splendido, molto curato e tranquillo in cima ad un masso roccioso. Una „bella terrazza al sole“. Suggestiva la risalita a piedi che inizialmente é un po‘ ripida ma poi si ammorbidisce leggermente.
David Nonsme (2 years ago)
Sehr schöner Aussichtspunkt. Gepflegter schöner Ort. Die Bahn ist günstig, muss mit Telefon angefordert werden und bei einem schwer erkennbaren hölzernen Schalter bezahlt werden. Lebende Person trifft man kaum, wirkt daher ausgestorben und spukig. Der Weg ist einfach und in ca. 30 Min. zu bewältigen.
Peter Aeschlimann (2 years ago)
Schön renovierte Klosteranlage mit schöner Aussicht. Alter Steinweg mit 2 Kappelen als Zugang zum Kloster. Leider ist er stellenweise in schlechtem Zustand, nur mit guten Schuhen begehen
Jozo Mamic (2 years ago)
Molto bello, peccato per nunu
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