The Burial Church of Santa Maria, Pontresina

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Santa Maria Val Müstair is a village in the Val Müstair municipality in the district of Inn in the Swiss canton of Graubünden. In 2009 Santa Maria Val Müstair merged with Lü, Müstair, Fuldera, Tschierv and Valchava to form the municipality of Val Müstair.HistorySta. Maria Val Müstair is first mentioned in 1167-70 as die Kapelle Sancte Mariae in Silvaplana.GeographySta. Maria Val Müstair has an area, of 41.6km2. Of this area, 31.9% is used for agricultural purposes, while 24.7% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 1.2% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (42.1%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).The village is located in the Val Müstair sub-district (now Val Müstair municipality) of the Inn district. It is along the Umbrail pass road. It consists of the cross-shaped village of Sta. Maria Val Müstair and the alpine settlements of Craistas, Büglios and Pütschai as well as the hamlet of Sielva which includes the hospital. Until 1995 Sta. Maria Val Müstair was known as Santa Maria im Münstertal.PopulationSta. Maria Val Müstair has a population of 339, of which 8.8% are foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has decreased at a rate of -14.8%.
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  • July 23, 2017
    We stopped here on our way to the carriage ride up Val Roseg but the church was closed. It opens a little later in the day so we went back after the carriage. Nice murals or frescoes inside but no pho...  more »
  • July 18, 2017
    Outside look at very small churches, not as Grand as Cologne Cathedral in Germany, but had to tell you, very beautiful! In addition to murals to the ceiling! Today is Tuesday, I am alone here, thought six of the closed, happened to encounter the Church concerts, nice words cannot express! An old Italian couple tell me each week two with such a performance, you should see what a piano bar in the Church? Not a piano, a steel vertical harp, musicians both hands and feet used to play, really amazing! But the Church does not allow photos, but outsiders will be ceremony was over before they can go in, I really want to watch it again! Enjoy!
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  • July 11, 2017
    a short walk from the centre of Pontresina is this medieval church with beautiful frescos and views over the village and the valley. Next to it is an abandoned tower from a similar period. It's worth ...  more »
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  • December 11, 2016
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