Village Albula


On the left side of the valley above the river Julia, above Tiefencastel, lies the farming village of Mon, one of the smallest municipalities in the canton of Graubünden.


Until December 31, 2014, Mon was an independent political municipality. On 1 January 2015, it merged with the municipalities of Alvaneu, Alvaschein, Brienz/Brinzauls, Stierva, Surava and Tiefencastel to form the new municipality of Albula/Alvra.

Mon is a village in the swiss canton of Graubünden in the municipality of Albula/Alvra.

Farms form the core of the village with a Romanesque character. The small community has two large churches with high cultural value. From Mon you have a wonderful view over the Albula Valley, towards Lenzerheide and surses.


The parish church, built in 1643, is dedicated to St. Francis and stands in the middle of the village. Seventy meters below the village stands on a small promontory the more than 1000-year-old church of St. Cosmas and Damian, which is already mentioned for the first time in the Reichsurbar around 850, at the time of Louis. It is one of the most remarkable early Romanesque churches in Switzerland


Public Transport

By train/bus: from Zurich to Chur with the SBB, then with the Rhaetian Railway or the Postbus to Tiefencastel and then with the Postbus to Mon.


By car: from Basel - Zurich via Chur-Thusis to Tiefencastel and on to Mon.


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