Benediktinerkloster St. Mang

Monastery and Museum in Füssen

Benediktinerkloster St. Mang
CC BY-SA 3.0 / Franzfoto

Benediktinerkloster St. Mang is a Benedictine monastery located in the town of Füssen in the Bavarian region of Germany. The monastery was founded in the 9th century by the Bavarian nobleman Magnus of Füssen, who later became Saint Magnus. The monastery’s name comes from another saint, Saint Mang, who was a monk and a missionary in the region during the 8th century.

The monastery complex includes several buildings of architectural and historical significance. The main church, which is dedicated to Saint Mang, was built in the Baroque style in the 18th century and features beautiful frescoes and stucco work. The church also houses the tombs of Saint Magnus and Saint Mang.

Municipal Museum of Füssen

Another notable building in the monastery complex is the former Benedictine monastery school, which now houses the Municipal Museum of Füssen. The museum displays artifacts and exhibits related to the history of the town and the region.

Visitors can also explore the monastery’s library, which contains a large collection of manuscripts and early printed books, including works by famous theologians and philosophers such as Augustine of Hippo and Thomas Aquinas.

Visiting Benediktinerkloster St. Mang


April to October: Tuesday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

November to March: Friday to Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m


Adults €6

Address: Benediktinerkloster St. Mang, Lechhalde, Füssen, Germany
Duration: 20 minutes

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Mosteiro de Santa Maria de Salzedas

Monastery in Lamego

Mosteiro De Santa Maria De Salzedas I
CC BY-SA 2.0 / Pedro

The Monastery of Santa Maria de Salzedas was once among Portugal’s largest Cistercian monasteries and was granted extensive land in the surrounding area to cultivate and populate. Its construction began in 1155 after being given the land by Egas Moniz and his wife Teresa Afonso, the tutor and mother of D. Afonso Henriques. The monastery was consecrated in 1255 upon completion of the monastic buildings.

The church, a grand structure, stands out from the small village that grew to the east of the monastery. Between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries, it underwent significant renovations and now displays an entirely eighteenth-century facade that is still unfinished. However, some of the original structure can still be seen inside the church, with thirteenth-century carved stones covering one of the chapels in the apse, displaying columns and capitals with Romanesque decorations. The church’s interior also contains noteworthy features, such as paintings of St. Peregrine and St. Sebastian attributed to the sixteenth-century master painter Vasco Fernandes (Grão Vasco), as well as several seventeenth-century paintings by Bento Coelho da Silveira.

The monastery extended southwards along the Torno river, as required by the Cistercian order, but only two cloisters remain today. The larger cloister was built along the church’s southern wall, while the smaller one to the west is badly damaged, with only some arches supported by Tuscan columns still standing.

Visiting Mosteiro de Santa Maria de Salzedas


10am-1pm & 2-6pm Tue-Sun


adult/reduced €3/1.50

Address: Mosteiro de Santa Maria de Salzedas, Praça António Pereira de Sousa, Salzedas, Portugal
Duration: 32 minutes

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