Via Francigena. The Road to Rome


St-Maurice Abbey

The Abbey of Saint Maurice in Valais was built 1500 years ago as a place to honor martyrs. The pilgrimage destination was once the spiritual center of the Burgundy Empire and today houses one of the richest ecclesiastical treasures in Europe.

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The abbey, built in the IX century, was founded by the Benedictines and is one of the best examples of Gothic-Cistercian architecture and is also the first building in Italy in this style.

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