Church of St. Martin
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In the Romanesque period - at the beginning of the 12th century - this only surviving work in the world was created today. The church ceiling consists of 153 square panels (nine rows of 17 panels) each with a side length of around 90 centimetres.
The fringe fields depict strange mythical creatures as emblematic of evil as well as scenes from the Jonas story. In addition, angels are arranged as the personification of the four winds and proclaimers of the Last Judgment. The inner images are dedicated to themes from the life of Christ. The last series of pictures tells of the life of St. Martin.
It is definitely worth visiting the exhibition on the church first and then the church. The exhibition is located on the main street, less than a 5-minute walk from the church. Using contemporary museumological means, the exhibition contributes to the understanding of the church ceiling and the medieval world of images.
Guided Tours Exhibition/Church
Public guided tours: Data see www.viamala.ch/Veranstaltungen
Summer (Church & Exhibition)
Incess admission prices individuals
Adults CHF 6.00, children (6 – 16 years) CHF 4.00
*If you would also like to visit the Viamala Gorge, ask for the new combined ticket
Attraction prices groups (from 10 persons)
Adults CHF 4.00, Children (6-16 years) CHF 3.00
Winter (church only, exhibition closed)
Winter season: closed
Summer season: 1 April - 24 October 2021, daily from 10 a.m. to 5.30 p.m
Daily from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Not during divine services.
Zillis can be reached by PostBus. Timetable information under www.sbb.ch.
A 13 San Bernardino route, from the north: take exit 24-Zillis.
A 13 San Bernardino route, from the south: take exit 25-Andeer, then continue towards Zillis.
Large parking lot at the church of St. Martin. Few parking spaces at the post office in Zillis.
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