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Amazing cultural heritage

Even being arae, that already the Romans travelled along this valley, seeing the Church of Zillis... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2017
Kirche St Martin: a surprise!

The church is situated close to the village and on "via Mala" in the Grigioni area. When you will... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2016
Giorgio B
Arona, Italy
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4 Jan 2017
“Amazing cultural heritage”
19 Oct 2016
“Kirche St Martin: a surprise!”
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Sisto Viamala Resgia, Zillis 7432, Switzerland
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

Even being arae, that already the Romans travelled along this valley, seeing the Church of Zillis from outside one would never expect these brilliant 900 year old paintings on the wooden roof.

Thank zurichhiker
Reviewed 19 October 2016

The church is situated close to the village and on "via Mala" in the Grigioni area. When you will enter be aware you are visiting a surprising church. You can complete the visit going to the museum that is very near and where you can...More

Thank Giorgio B
Reviewed 19 August 2016

I love visiting churches! This painted ceiling is simply the most humble, colourful, entertaining series of painted panels I have yet seen. the church is in a very modest village, extremely modest grounds, and a usual white exterior, inside though it is a beautiful wooden...More

Thank t0mezm
Reviewed 10 August 2016

We visited the church in a wrong order which means that we first went to the church and then visited the exhibition. The exhibition is located at the bus station and explains the church and its ceiling paintings. Unfortunately the movie is only in German...More

1  Thank Kart U
Reviewed 8 June 2015 via mobile

Unfortunately the lady at the front couldn't speak English so I had to guess what was going on. The church is only small, but the interior roof is painted with impressive detail. There are hand mirrors inside, which I assumed was to examine the roof...More

2  Thank Russell V
Reviewed 21 September 2014

The wooden ceiling of St Martin Church in Zillis, painted at the beginning of the XII century, is one of the remaining three in Europe of that period and a masterpiece of Medieval painting. If you think that it was made over one century before...More

2  Thank Marconiada
Reviewed 16 July 2012

To look at the pictures on the ceiling you better take a mirror, otherwise you will have a stiff neck. It is the only church having such a rich painted wooden ceiling

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