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Monastery Museum San Candido

In the oldest Tyrolean monastery, the San Candido Monastery, an impressive collection can be admired

The origins of the Romanesque monastery of San Candido date back to the 8th century BC, it is the oldest monastery of Tyrol and the most important Romanesque sacral building. Next to this former Benedictine abbey, the chapter house from the 16th century is located, which is also part of the monastery complex. Today it houses the Monastery Museum of San Candido.

Sacred art, the valuable cathedral treasure, books from the 15th - 18th century and an extensive collection of manuscripts are shown in the seven exhibition rooms. The chapter house itself has remained unchanged, near the windows the paintings of the painters of the Bressanone School are still visible. They date back to 1550. Besides the Monastery Museum, also the archive and the library of the San Candido Monastery are located in the chapter house.

Also special exhibitions, like “Cribs made of paper” at Christmas time take place in the San Candido Monastery Museum. However, in the Franciscan monastery of San Candido, located in the Peter-Paul-Rainer road, numerous archaeological findings from Roman times and a folkloric collection are shown.

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Opening times

  • Mon 15 Apr closed
  • Tue 16 Apr closed
  • Wed 17 Apr closed
  • Thu 18 Apr closed
  • Fri 19 Apr closed
  • Sat 20 Apr closed
  • Sun 21 Apr closed

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Summer 2024 (02/07/2024 - 31/08/2024)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue 14:00 - 19:00
  • Wed 14:00 - 19:00
  • Thu 14:00 - 19:00
  • Fri 14:00 - 19:00
  • Sat 14:00 - 19:00
  • Sun closed

Feast of the Assumption 2024 (15/08/2024) 14:00 - 19:00


€ 5.00 adults
€ 5.00 young people (15-18 years)

free for children under 15 years

More information

The San Candido Collegiate Museum stays open every year from early June to the end of August, season start 2024 on the 2nd of July. In June, the museum is accessible on request by phone (+39 0474 913149), in the winter months it opens on reservation for groups of 15 and more persons.

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