The Dominican church with the old cloister are about one hundred metres west of the cathedral in Piazza Domenicani (Dominican Square). The church dedicated to St. Dominic and the annexed buildings are what remains of the original Dominican monastery, documented since 1272. They were one of the first Gothic buildings in South Tyrol.
After its secularisation in 1785, the complex was deeply altered. The Gothic structure of the church preserves 14th century frescoes, a choir with rococo stuccoes and the altar piece by Guercino (1655). The St. John Chapel is entirely frescoed by the school of Giotto (1330).
The chapel of St. John, the chapel of St. Catherine and the cloister are of great artistic importance due to the rich and splendid frescoes of the Gothic School of Padova (first half of the XIV Century).
In particular, the frescoes found in the Chapel of Saint John can be considered the "jewels" of Gothic picture in Bolzano and South Tyrol.
The frescoes by Friedrich Pacher (1496) in the charming cloister are also of particular importance.
Piazza Domenicani square - 39100 Bolzano
Tel. +39 0471 973133
Opening hours Dominican Church: Open Monday to Saturday from 9.30 am to 5 pm, Sunday from 12 am to 6 pm
Opening hours Old cloister: from April to the end of October on Saturday from 10 am to 12 am