St. Michael's Church

Brixen, Italy

The round parish church of Saint Michael dates from the 11th century. The Gothic choir and the bell tower were built in the 15th century while the nave is from the 16th century. The main artwork is a wooden Cireneus dates from the 15th century.

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Founded: 11th century
Category: Religious sites in Italy

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Sergio Curtolo (4 years ago)
Beautiful and very compact in size compared to the Duomo. To visit.
Lorenzo Taboni (5 years ago)
Everything is special in South Tyrol
Alexander Lirsch (5 years ago)
Beautiful newly renovated church with Gothic and Baroque style elements. In the cemetery next to it there are interesting Gothic tombs, including that of Oswald von Wolkenstein.
Gabriele Busnelli (5 years ago)
Perhaps even more beautiful than the adjacent Cathedral, more austere in its traditional South Tyrolean architecture.
Mario PS5Zocker (5 years ago)
Great building in a beautiful square
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