RS colfosco kolfuschg kirche
RS colfosco kolfuschg kirche

St. Vigilius Parish Church

The late Gothic church of Colfosco has been dedicated to Saint Michael the Archangel and Saint Vigilius of Trento.

This picturesque church, located along the road to the Passo Gardena mountain pass, belongs to the characteristic elements of Colfosco. The scenery seems to be a fairytale, as the lovely church with its bulbous spire rises in front of the rugged and steep rock faces of the majestic Sella Group. It can look back on an animated past. Before it was passed on to Laion, Santa Cristina in the Val Gardena valley, Fassa and Pieve di Livinallongo in the Belluno, it has once even been part of Albes. Only some years ago the church has been consigned to the deanery of the Val Badia valley.

The late Gothic St. Vigilius Parish Church was mentioned for the first time in 1419 - between 1629 and 1869 is has been restaured and extended several times. The holy place is characterised by a neo-Gothic narthex with a pointed-arch portal and a steeple featuring pointed arch windows and painted quoins as well as a bulbous spire.

In the interior, there is a high altar dating back to the 19th century, established by Johann Valentin from Badia. Moreover, the middle alcove shows a painting of Our Lady, of Perpetual Succour, dating back to the 18th century. Maria is flanked by the statues of the Saints Cassian and Vigilius. The latter, however, is very precious and has been replaced by a copy for safety reasons.

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