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Churches in Merano
Town of churches and religious sites
Churches in Merano
Churches in Merano

Churches in Merano

Town of churches and religious sites

The many religious sites and churches testify to the special history of Merano/Meran as the spa town of choice of the European aristocracy in the 19th century. The cosmopolitan atmosphere of the city lent itself to a wide variety of faiths. In contrast to the rest of Tyrol, Merano already had at that time, besides many Catholic churches, a Protestant and an Orthodox church and a synagogue. For many years, a Buddhist center and an Islamic masjic (a prayer room) could also be found in Merano.
The style of the many religious buildings and churches in Merano range from the early Middle Ages to the 20th century, and reflect changing eras and architectural styles, including an ancient Romanesque three-apse church and a Gothic parish church. These sites are still used, and can be visited individually or as part of a guided tour.
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The Cloisters of the Poor Clares
Churches, chapels, religious centres
The Cloisters of the Poor Clares
The Convent of the Poor Clares was founded in 1310 and it took place at Piazza Grano, in the center of Merano. The building was used for different purposes ...
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Chapel of Saint Barbara
Churches, chapels, religious centres
Chapel of Saint Barbara
The chapel of Saint Barbara stands behind the apse of the Cathedral of Saint Nicholas. It was consecrated in 1450 and was the mortuary chapel of the ...
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The Evangelical Church
Churches, chapels, religious centres
The Evangelical Church
The Evangelical Church and its parsonage, situated by the river Passirio and surrounded by a beautiful English garden, form a charming corner and a living ...
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Chiesa di San Giorgio Church
Churches, chapels, religious centres
Chiesa di San Giorgio Church
The beautiful portal and the frescoes on the façade are particulary noteworthy. The interior houses interesting frescoes and paintings from the fifteenth and ...
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The Church of Sacred Heart
Churches, chapels, religious centres
The Church of Sacred Heart
This Neo-Gothic Church was originally the chapel of the "Dame Inglesi" It was designed by Ferdinand Mungenast, and built in 1903. The longitudinal plan ends in ...
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Capuchin churchSt. Maximilian
Churches, chapels, religious centres
Capuchin churchSt. Maximilian
Conciliar church dating back to the sixteenth century, with an adjoining monastery of the Capuchin friars. It is located adjacent to the Porta Venosta ...
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The St. Nikolaus cathedral
Churches, chapels, religious centres
The St. Nikolaus cathedral
This cathedral is dedicated to Saint Nicholas, the patron saint of merchants, entrepreneurs and carters. It stands in what was once the commercial center of ...
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Chiesa parrocchiale di San Vigilio Parish Church
Churches, chapels, religious centres
Chiesa parrocchiale di San Vigilio Parish Church
This parish church is located in the area of Maia Bassa (Untermais), at the end of Via Piave. The present bell tower stands on a 6-metre-high Romanesque base. ...
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