Church Surses

Sontga Catregna Parish Church


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In front of the mighty mountain group Forbesch and Arblatsch, the parish church of St. Catherine in Sur.


The closed settlement of Sour (Romanesque Socr, german Sur ) is located just above the Julier route at the entrance to the high-altitude Walser settlement on Alp Flix.

The history of the parish is no exception to that of the other churches of Surses. It had a predecessor building, which was mentioned in 1510, and of its equipment the unusually large bell from 1531, which is still preserved today, has been identified. The patron of the older church was St. Bartholomew. The baroque new building was built in 1663 and received St. Catherine as patroness.

Flat closed choir, nave and side chapel on the south wall characterize the interior. The church gives a somewhat converged impression by the addition of a relatively large sacristy to the south wall in the 18th century and the massive tower on the north-west wall, the lower floors of which still date from the previous building.


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