- For years the Leonhardskirche was the church beside the Lohnhof prison. Since the closure of the prison in 1995 and its subsequent conversion into flats and hotel/restaurant, better times seem arrived. The church itself is part of the fortifications. You can get a wonderful view of the upper part of the building from Barfüsserplatz, from where you can also see the best side of medieval Basel. The crypt is from the 11th Century, but the cloistered church was built in the 14th and 15th Centuries, and so is called late gothic.
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