Autonomous communities of monks living in accordance with the Rule of St Benedict

Connected Sites

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Abbey and Altenmünster of Lorsch The monastery was settled by Benedictines from the Gorze monastery near Metz. (wiki)
Benedictine Convent of St. John
Canterbury St Augustine's Abbey was a Benedictine abbey
Cilento and Vallo di Diano Monastery at Bellosguardo, Grotta dell'Angelo
City of Luxembourg "The old Altmünster Benedictine abbey was destroyed in 1542 so that the Benedictine monks built a new abbey in the suburb of the Grund. The Neumünster Abbey consisted of a church and four wings enclosing an inner courtyard. At the end of the 18th century, (...) the abbey was altered so as to house a military hospital which functioned until 1867."
Corvey Monastery is Benedictine
Danube Limes "Although Roman ruins at Mautern were already known in the 11th century, the archaeological explorations were pursued only from the 19th century onwards, whereby especially the priests of the nearby Benedictine monastery of Göttweig made significant contributions." (Nomination file, p. 114)
Dubrovnik A Benedictine Monastery was founded on the island of Lokrum in 1063. They stayed until 1798. The ruins remain.
Durham Castle and Cathedral "Durham Cathedral was founded as a Benedictine Foundation and remained as such until the Reformation."
Ferrara Pomposa Abbey
Florence Badia Fiorentina
Hildesheim Cathedral and Church St. Michael was a Benedictine abbey church
Lavaux, Vineyard Terraces The local Benedictine monasteries started the vineyards here
Lübeck St.-Johannis-Kloster
Mont-Saint-Michel Benedictine Abbey
Portovenere, Cinque Terre, and the Islands Portovenere is an important cultural centre. Among the remains to be found there are those of a .. a Benedictine monastic establishment with a fine proto-Romanesque church (AB ev)
Quedlinburg St. Mary Convent
Rammelsberg and Goslar Goslar: Neuwerkkirche in Goslar from 1199 until the reformation
Regensburg The town has 3 Benedictine monasteries
Reichenau Abbey of Reichenau
Reims Benedictine Abbey
Rome St. Paul outside the Walls
Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France Church of Saint-Pierre at Moissac was a Benedictine abbey until 1626
Saint-Emilion Built the Monolithic Church
Saint-Savin sur Gartempe It was founded as a Benedictine Abbey
Salzburg The Benedictine Abbey of St Peter and The Nonnberg Benedictine Nunnery
Santiago de Compostela Monastery and Church of San Martiño Pinario & Monastery and Church of San Paio de Antealtares are former Benedictine monasteries
Studley Royal Park The Fountains Abbey was founded in 1132 by thirteen Benedictine monks (wiki)
The Porticoes of Bologna Basilica di Santo Stefano
Val di Noto San Niccol? l'Arena in Catania
Wachau Cultural Landscape Melk and Gottweig


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