Claro Abbey

Claro, Switzerland

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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H Sch (2 years ago)
I think this is a place of power. The old monastery exudes calm. A wonderful place to relax. Magnificent view
Nky Deb (2 years ago)
A nice walk to get there on old trails, I loved it and came back several times to go up and admire this beautiful view of Claro in the calm at the door of the Monastery about 1h30min walk. The Sisters sell their Honey which is just incredible thanks to this nature preserve, also try their biscuit you will not be disappointed!
Sanne Erlin (3 years ago)
Impressive access route on a narrow road up to the monastery, the barrier opens after paying the fee and off you go! On the left immediately after the barrier you can see the ascent through the forest via the mule track. We decide to go up. The view at the top is overwhelming, the ancient walls and buildings on a ledge surrounded by forest and sky exude an enormous calm. It is worthwhile and extremely interesting to learn more about the origins of this monastery and to be able to take a look behind some of the walls.
Roberto Mezzera (3 years ago)
Amazing place
Klaus Wintgen (3 years ago)
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