Collegiate church San Candido

The most beautiful sacred building in the Eastern alpine region

The Collegiate Church in San Candido is the most beautiful sacred building in the Eastern alpine region. When the Benedictine monastery dedicated to St. Candidus, which was founded in the 8 century by the Bavarian Duke Tassilo III, became a collegiate monastery around 1143, the construction of the church was started. The church was given its current form around 1280, the bell-tower was added between 1320 and 1326. The monument is a reminder of the fortress-like style of the crusaders and of the many fortresses that were built during the time of the Hohenstaufen emperors. It was thought that a strong Christian fortress should also be a church. Particularly worth seeing are the majestic Romanesque dome fresco, the special crucifixion group and the deeply symbolic crypt.

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  • Stiftskirche in Innichen
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  • Innichen Südtirol

Opening hours: Daily 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
From the beginning of June to the beginning of October every Friday at 4:00 p.m. there are guided tours of the collegiate church and parish church of St. Michael in German, at 5:00 p.m. in Italian. Meeting point at Tourist Information San Candido

Price per person:
€5.00, children up to 14 years of age free.