Despite the fact that over centuries the city several times had to go through a devastating war, there are numerous notable historical sites. Fascinating Abbey of St. Peter and St. Paul is in a short drive from the city. It was founded in the early 7th century. Later, the abbey was rebuilt several times; part of buildings hasn’t survived to the present day. Next to the Abbey there is a beautiful 12th century church, made in the Romanesque style, and several buildings of a later period.
An important attraction is the Episcopal gardens park. This picturesque park was founded in the early 18th century, and was open to the public only in 1888. It is also worth to look into the nearby Bishop Museum, which holds a unique collection of art objects. The museum is located in a beautiful old building, the former Bishop's Palace.
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