The 15th century mediaeval frescoes with high-quality Byzantine-Romanesque fragments (Foto Flury, Pontresina)The 15th century mediaeval frescoes with high-quality Byzantine-Romanesque fragments (Foto Flury, Pontresina)
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Sta. Maria

Wall paintings in Pontresina

The Burial Church of Santa Maria is one of the most precious sacred buildings in the Canton of Graubünden. It contains valuable 13th century mediaeval frescoes with high-quality Byzantine-Romanesque fragments and an informative Lombardian cycle dating from 1495. After an extension was made in 1495, the church was completely repainted, covering up the old frescoes. On the west wall and tower, a Maria Magdalena cycle consisting of 18 frescoes was uncovered between 1962 and 1976.

Church of Sta. Maria
Church of Sta. Maria

The Church of Sta. Maria – now the Pontresina funeral chapel – is owned by the political community of Pontresina. Services are also held here. The little church is also very popular for marriage ceremonies, attracting couples from around the world.

Summer viewing times
June Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 15.30 - 17.30 hrs
July to mid October Mondays to Fridays 15.30 - 17.30 hrs
Evening service for everyone
July to mid October Wednesdays 17.30 hrs  

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Gemeindeverwaltung Pontresina
Via da Mulin 7
Postfach 79 
CH-7504 Pontresina
Tel. +41 81 838 81 81
Fax +41 81 838 81 91
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