Sabiona Abbey

Like a picturesque castle, Sabiona Abbey towers a good 200 m above Chiusa on a prominent rock, the so-called Holy Mountain or Sabiona Mountain. The Monastery has been a Benedictine Monastery since 1687 and was first inhabited by nuns from Salzburg’s Nonnberg. In 1699, Sabiona Monastery was raised to the rank of an abbey and Maria Agnes Zeillerin elected the first abbess.
 
The mountain on which Sabiona Abbey perches today, was a settlement during the Neolithic period and considered to be one of the oldest pilgrimage sites in Tyrol.
The Monastery is still inhabited by nuns today and is therefore not open for visits. However, you may visit its three churches and a chapel.
 
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