Church of Maria Lourdes, Lasa/Laas

General description

It is said that the Church of Maria Lourdes was built due to the fact that, on 15th June 1885 in that very spot, a cart fell off a bridge killing Benedict Edler von Vintschgau, of Merano. His wife had the chapel built in his memory, dedicating it to the Virgin Mary. The parish priest, Ortner, later had a new church built in neo-romantic style in honour of the Madonna of Lourdes and it remains a place of pilgrimage even today.

description to arrive at destination

From Reschen or Meran in direction Laas, the church is located directly on the main road.


The car can be parked at the church parking place.

Public transport

By the Venosta train to Laas.
For more information on the timetables see www.sii.bz.it

01. January - 31. December
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
08:00 - 19:00
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