St. Catharinæ Church and Abbey in Ribe

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Sct. Catharinæ Church and Monastery seen from the street Gallery

Description

St Catherine’s Church and Priory is one of the oldest and best-preserved monastic buildings in Scandinavia. A visit to the priory and the church is a special experience, guaranteed to soothe the mind. During the Reformation in 1536, a total of 14 Catholic churches, monastic buildings and chapels were demolished in Ribe and their property appropriated by the king. Only St. Catherine’s church and the Cathedral escaped demolition, the priory became the town’s first public hospital.

www.ribe-kloster.dk

Access to church and yard only when services are not in progress.

St Catherine’s Church and Priory is one of the oldest and best-preserved monastic buildings in Scandinavia. A visit to the priory and the church is a special experience, guaranteed to soothe the mind. During the Reformation in 1536, a total of 14 Catholic churches, monastic buildings and chapels were demolished in Ribe and their property appropriated by the king. Only St. Catherine’s church and the Cathedral escaped demolition, the priory became the town’s first public hospital.

www.ribe-kloster.dk

Access to church and yard only when services are not in progress.

St. Catharinæ Church and Abbey | Ribe | By the Wadden Sea

St. Catharinæ Church and Abbey, was built by the Dominicans, called the Black Friars due to their black caps they wore outside the monastery.

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This beautiful Abbey Sct. Catharinæ Church, just a stone's throw from the splendid cathedral, is one of the oldest and best-preserved monastic buildings in Scandinavia.

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Area

Address Sct. Catharinæ Plads 4
6760 Ribe
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Information

Prices

Church For free
Cloister yard, adults 5 DKK - 0 DKK

Facilities and topics

Town church

Links

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Coordinates

Longitude: 55.327878
Latitude: 8.764734

St. Catharinæ Church and Abbey in Ribe

Address Sct. Catharinæ Plads 4 
6760 Ribe
T +45 75 42 05 34
kirke@sct-catharinae.dk