St. Paul's Church

Eppan, Italy

St. Pauls' Conversion Church (San Paolo) is called as 'Dome in the Countryside' as the parish church seems to have been constructed for a huge city. It is consecrated to Conversion of Paul the Apostle and located in the heart of the village. The huge bells in the 86 m high church steeple calls up for the Holy Mass with its deep tones.

In former times S. Paulo has been main village in the municipality of Appiano and numerous aristocrats have been settling down right here. As they wanted to manifest their wealth, they had this huge church constructed between 1484 and 1533 AD. The building time of the steeple lasted from the late 15th to 17th century, today it boasts Gothic and Baroque elements.

Particularly worth noticing is the sundial of 1718 and the monuments of the aristocratic families Firmian, Khuen and Thun.



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Paulser Platz 1, Eppan, Italy
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Founded: 1484
Category: Religious sites in Italy

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Thomas Panholzer (6 months ago)
The cathedral in the countryside is a must for a stopover on a ? tour.
karl bonengel (9 months ago)
Fantastic church, great frescoes, statues, pictures, altars... we had booked a tour. Great background knowledge from our guide. Opposite is a great restaurant- Kössel with excellent wine.
Klaus Müller (11 months ago)
Worth seeing and famous church in St.Pauls, Eppan, is also called the cathedral in the country. The parish church of St. Pauli Conversion, also known as the cathedral in the countryside or simply the parish church of St. Paul, is located in St. Pauls in the municipality of Eppan. It is a Roman Catholic, late Gothic hall church from the 15th century.
Sebastian Wallbrecht (2 years ago)
Very beautiful
Angelika Kugler (2 years ago)
Beautiful Gothic church with very beautiful altars
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