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Chiesa BiancaChiesa Bianca

Once a hotel chapel, then an Anglican parish hall and a Catholic church - today the Chiesa Bianca is a place of cordial meetings and varied events


The Chiesa Bianca was built by the Belgian Count Camille de Renesse to plans by the celebrated architect Jules Rauh. It stands in the Cresta (or Creista) area of the village, and was erected in the 1880s – at the same time as the Maloja Palace (known then as the “Hôtel-Kursaal de la Maloja”). Until 1967, it housed the Roman Catholic church of Maloja, and bore the name of San Gaudenzio. In 1968 a new Catholic church was inaugurated, located on the cantonal road between the Chesa Alpina and the Hotel Schweizerhaus, and “San Gaudenzio” was deconsecrated. Today, the Chiesa Bianca is used to stage exhibitions, concerts and festivities.

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The interior of the Chiesa Bianca may be visited during the summer season only.

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By car: In the middle of the village at the Hotel Schweizerhaus, the road leads directly to the Chiesa Bianca. Parking at the Tourist Information. There is no parking in front of the Chiesa Bianca. By bus: Get off at the Maloja post office and take the direct route past the Hotel Schweizerhaus towards Chiesa Bianca.


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