St. Mauritius Church, Zermatt

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    Tower of St. Mauritius Church
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    Pfarrkirche Zermatt St Maurizius outside...

    by Maryimelda Updated Feb 13, 2014

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    The Catholic church is situated in the main town square and dominates the skyline of Zermatt.
    I couldn't find out much about its history, but it was beautiful both on the inside and out.
    I loved hearing the bells ringing from my hotel room two blocks away.

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    Pfarrkirche Zermatt St Maurizius inside.....

    by Maryimelda Updated Aug 1, 2013

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    The statuary and fittings of the interior of St Maurizius, are baroque and thus very ornate. When I walked in, my first impression was of GOLD. Everything is heavily gilded and extremely rich looking. It really is quite beautiful.

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    St. Mauritius Church

    by sue_stone Written Aug 16, 2008

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    Located in the heart of Zermatt, on the aptly named Kirchplatz (Church Square) is the parish church of St. Mauritius.

    The church was built in 1913 and has a tall clock tower which is impressive, though I didn't find the inside particularly memorable.

    The church is home to a yodelling mass to mark the start of the Folklore Festival held each year in August.

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    St. Mauritius Church

    by HORSCHECK Updated Sep 1, 2007

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    The tower of the Roman Catholic St. Mauritius Church dominates the city centre of Zermatt.

    The church was built in 1913 after plans of the architect Adolf Gaudy. It houses a few altars dating from the 18th century.

    Directions:
    The St. Mauritius Church is located at the Church Square (Kirchplatz) in the heart of Zermatt's busy city centre.

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