Benedictine Convent of St John at Müstair



CountrySwitzerland
UNESCO RegionEurope and North America
CoordinatesN46 37 46.02 E10 26 51.54
Inscription Date1983
Property (ha)2,036
Type of HeritageCultural
CriteriaTo bear a unique or at least exceptional testimony to a cultural tradition or to a civilization which is living or which has disappeared
Unesco Reference Number269
URLhttp://whc.unesco.org/en/list/269
DescriptionThe Convent of Müstair, which stands in a valley in the Grisons, is a good example of Christian monastic renovation during the Carolingian period. It has Switzerland's greatest series of figurative murals, painted c. A.D. 800, along with Romanesque frescoes and stuccoes.
StatusWorld Heritage Site