St. Gallen

Saint Gallen

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Saint Gallen
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A Benedictine abbey founded in 720 was at the origin of St Gall's expansion. In the 10C it was a source of immense intellectual influence. The Reform struck it a fatal blow and it was only in the mid-18C that it began to develop again. In 1805 the abbey was deconsecrated. The town is known not only for this jewel of Baroque architecture, but also for being the cradle of the Swiss textile industry. It has become the national centre for the cotton and embroidery industry.

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Michelin's recommendations for Saint Gallen

Saint Gallen Abbey Library
Saint Gallen Abbey Library
The Stiftbibliothek has an extensive and
Cathedral
Cathedral
Built from 1755 to 1767 in the place of
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History Museum and Ethnography Museum of Saint Gallen
History Museum and Ethnography Museum of Saint Gallen
These two museums share the same
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Saint Gallen's Museum of Fine Art
Saint Gallen's Museum of Fine Art
Space restrictions necessitate that the
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Old Town
Old Town
Situated near the cathedral, the old
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Saint Gallen Botanical Gardens
Saint Gallen Botanical Gardens
Set on 3 acres of land around the main
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