St Alban District

This district owes its name to the oldest monastery in Basel (1083) of which only one wing of the Romanesque cloister remains, now incorporated in a residential house. Several mills bear witness to its specialisation after the creation of a canal by the monks in the 12C. In several locations traces of the old fortifications of the town, destroyed in 1860 and afterwards, are still visible.

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Nearby tourist attractions

Basler Papiermühle
Basler Papiermühle
This very complete museum, which is
90 minutes
Basel Museum of Contemporary Art
Basel Museum of Contemporary Art
This location, which is an annex of the
60 minutes
Museum of Caricature and Comic Strip
Museum of Caricature and Comic Strip
In a very well restored old house, this
Kunstmuseum
Kunstmuseum
This prestigious Fine Arts Museum, where
180 minutes
Antikenmuseum Basel
Antikenmuseum Basel
The collections of this museum
120 minutes
Jean Tinguely Museum
Jean Tinguely Museum
This museum designed by the architect
90 minutes
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Cathedral
Cathedral
This huge building, built of red
30 minutes
Basel Old Town
Basel Old Town
Old Basel, with several interesting
120 minutes
Carnival Fountain
Carnival Fountain
The sculptor Jean Tinguely (1925-1991),
15 minutes
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