See the Painted Romanesque Ceiling in St Martin’s Church in Zillis

Painted Ceiling in St Martin's Zillis

The Romanesque painted wooden ceilings in the St Martin’s Church in Zillis, canton Graubünden in Switzerland, is one of very few to have been preserved in Europe. The early 12th-century ceiling consists of 153 painted wooden squares with mythical images, Biblical scenes and episodes from the life of St Martin of Tours. Zillis is at … Read more

See Carolingian Frescoes in St John’s in Müstair

Christ with angels - Carolingian wall painting in Müstair

The Carolingian and Romanesque wall paintings in the abbey church of St Johan in Müstair are the greatest series of medieval figurative murals in Switzerland. The church architecture of this UNESCO World Cultural Heritage-listed site in Graubünden is still predominantly Carolingian despite later Gothic additions. However, the cycle of Carolingian wall paintings featuring the lives … Read more

St John’s Convent with Carolingian Wall Paintings in Müstair, Switzerland

onastery of St John in Müstair, Switzerland

The convent of St John’s in Müstair in Graubünden is a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage listed site mostly visited for its magnificent Carolingian and Romanesque frescoes, the most important cycle of figurative murals in Switzerland. Also worth seeing are the Carolingian architecture of the church and Holy Cross Chapel, the oldest multistory fortress in the … Read more