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a hidden gem

A hidden gem in a remote valley which is still not off the beaten path and easy to reach. Combine... read more

Reviewed December 9, 2018
Zurich, Switzerland
Amazing cultural heritage

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

Reviewed January 4, 2017
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Dec 9, 2018
“a hidden gem”
Jan 4, 2017
“Amazing cultural heritage”
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Reviewed December 9, 2018

A hidden gem in a remote valley which is still not off the beaten path and easy to reach. Combine it with a mountain hike in fall.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank HansM1959
Reviewed January 4, 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.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank zurichhiker
Reviewed October 19, 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

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Giorgio B
Reviewed August 18, 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

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank t0mezm
Reviewed August 10, 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

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank Kart U
Reviewed June 8, 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

Date of experience: May 2015
2  Thank Russell V
Reviewed September 21, 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

Date of experience: September 2014
2  Thank Marconiada
Reviewed July 15, 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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