RS bozen dominikanerkirche bolzano chiesa domenicani
RS bozen dominikanerkirche bolzano chiesa domenicani

Dominican Church and Monastery

The Dominican Church with its monastery is located at the Piazza Domenicani square, close to the wonderful Cathedral of Bolzano.

The Dominican Church, one of the first Gothic building ensembles in South Tyrol, rises on the Piazza Domenicani (Dominican Square) in Bolzano. The church and the adjoining cloister are the remains of a monastery complex dating back to the 13th century: In 1272 monks of the Dominican Order settled in Bolzano. Several chapels of that time, which were part of the complex, are now destroyed: In the Chapel of St. John, however, you can admire one of the most beautiful fresco cycles of the city, from the Giotto's art school (14th century).

The Gothic Dominican Church also shows Baroque elements from the 17th and 18th centuries. The monastery enchants with its cloister with paintings of the Bolzano School from the 14th century and frescoes by Friedrich Pacher from 1496. In 1785 the Dominican Monastery and Church were closed by Emperor Joseph II. Bomb raids during World War II then destroyed parts of the complex, which today house the Bolzano City Gallery and the Bolzano Music Conservatory. In 2015 the Dominican Church was equipped with new artistically designed stained-glass windows.

Currently, access may be subject to certain restrictions.

Contact info

Opening times

  • Tue 19 Jan closed
  • Wed 20 Jan closed
  • Thu 21 Jan closed
  • Fri 22 Jan closed
  • Sat 23 Jan closed
  • Sun 24 Jan closed
  • Mon 25 Jan closed

Despite careful control we cannot guarantee the correctness of the provided data.

Full timetables
Despite careful control we cannot guarantee the correctness of the provided data.

COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Closure (11/02/2020 - 01/31/2021)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue closed
  • Wed closed
  • Thu closed
  • Fri closed
  • Sat closed
  • Sun closed

General opening hours

  • Mon 09:30 - 17:00
  • Tue 09:30 - 17:00
  • Wed 09:30 - 17:00
  • Thu 09:30 - 17:00
  • Fri 09:30 - 17:00
  • Sat 09:30 - 17:00
  • Sun 12:00 - 18:00


freely accessible

More information

Cloister open from April to October, Saturdays from 10 am to noon time.

Suggest an edit/correction

Our editorial staff is always committed to ensuring the highest quality and accuracy of the information we publish. If you have suggestions to improve this page you can send them to us using the form below. Thank you in advance!


Suggested accommodations

Tips and more infos