Clarakirche - Basel, Switzerland
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
N 47° 33.685 E 007° 35.630
32T E 394221 N 5268513
Quick Description: A Roman Catholic church in Basel.
Date Posted: 2/15/2011 12:28:01 AM
Waymark Code: WMAQYB
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team
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Long Description:
The early history of this church is unknown. There was an abbey of a minor mendicant order in this location that was neutralized in 1274. In 1279 the abbey was handed over to the order of the Poor Clares. The church was changed and extended several times. After the reformation in 1531 the abbey was teared down and the church became a parish church.

After the block out of Roman Catholics stopped, they were allowed to worship here in 1789 and the church was finally handed back to the growing Roman Catholic community in 1853.

There was a massive redesign and extension in 1858/1859. The roof with the flèche is of that date, before it was flat.

The whole church was carefully renovated in 2009/2010.

Worship is daily at 9:30.
Type of Church: Church

Status of Building: Actively in use for worship

Diocese: Basel

Basel, BS Switzerland

Relvant Web Site: [Web Link]

Date of organization: Not listed

Date of building construction: Not listed

Dominant Architectural Style: Not listed

Associated Shrines, Art, etc.: Not listed

Archdiocese: Not listed

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