St. Johann´s Church in Taufers i.M. / Tubre i.V.M.

General description

In 1220, the Church of San Giovanni/ St. Johann in Taufers was built as a Romanesque church in the shape of a cross. The fully frescoed groined vault depicts its Byzantine influence. It is worth seeing the Late Romanesque frescoes. Whole sections of the walls of the predecessor church from the 9th century were used to build the church. 
Later, the church was used as a hospice church and served as a common room and sleeping place for pilgrims. 

The church S. Johann in Taufers is open every day from 9.30 a.m. until 5.00 p.m..

Description to arrive at destination

Follow the sign-posting Tubre in Val Monastero/Taufers im Münstertal. The church is at the village entrance on the right side. A parking place is in on the left side.

There is a large car park in the immediate vicinity of the church, and it is then about a 2-minute walk to the church.
Public transport

Taufers im Münstertal can be reached by post bus (811), which starts at the train station in Mals.

01. January - 31. December
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
09:30 - 17:00
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