St. Nicholas' Church

Meran, Italy

The Church of St. Nicholas was first mentioned in 1220 and was expanded over time in the 14th century before taking its final shape in the year 1465. The architectural style is mainly Gothic.

The church consists of three naves. It has well-preserved stain glass windows, and a large rose window over a pointed arched portal, a number of wooden sculptures of saints and paintings that date from different periods. Of particular importance is the large altar and pulpit.

Outside is a tall clock tower with a sundial. Old tombstones line the walls and various paintings from the life of Jesus Christ.

Behind the church is St. Barbara's Chapel. The layout of the chapel is octagonal. It was built by the architect Hans von Burghausen in 1450, who also designed the Hospital Church. The basement served as the ossuary while the main floor was used for religious ceremonies and prayers. It features a number of wooden pews and a wooden Gothic altar, flanked by two altars from the Baroque period. Outside the entrance has a painting depicting Saint Christopher.

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Via Portici 3, Meran, Italy
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Founded: 1465
Category: Religious sites in Italy

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R C L (4 months ago)
Stunning views of St Nicholas and the surroundings
Markus “markobear1” (2 years ago)
Beautiful old church located at the NE section of the Via Portici which runs pretty much east to west. The St. Nicholas' Church (German: Pfarrkirche St. Nikolaus) is the parish church of the town of Merano in South Tyrol, northern Italy. The church is dedicated to Saint Nicholas, the patron saint of the town. It is located at the end of the Laubengasse in the old town centre between the Domplatz and Pfarrplatz. It was first mentioned in 1220 and was expanded over time in the 14th century before taking its final shape in the year 1465. The architectural style is mainly Gothic. The church consists of three naves. It has well-preserved stained glass windows, and a large rose window over a pointed arched portal, a number of wooden sculptures of saints and paintings that date from different periods. Of particular importance is the large altar and pulpit. Outside is a tall clock tower with a sundial. Old tombstones line the walls and various paintings from the life of Jesus Christ. Behind the church is St. Barbara's Chapel. Recommended
Hans Muelder (2 years ago)
nice small gothic church
Tammy Bonafede (5 years ago)
If you are in Meran, this Parish church is worth visiting, dedicated to the patron saint of the town Saint Nicholas, it has three naves and with beautiful stained glass windows, the organ with the rose window at the middle is impressive. Outside don't miss the frescoes on the wall.
Lisetta Bortolin (5 years ago)
La chiesa di San Nicolò è un opera straordinaria d'arte antica. Da visitare soffermandosi a meditare si troverà un benessere interiore.
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