Church Martina

Church of San Nicla Strada

The Romanesque church of San Niclé with semicircular choir was built shortly before 1200. San Nicla is located on an ancient road, where the Inn could first be crossed by a ford and, probably very early in the Middle Ages, over a bridge. The monumental Christophorus painting, which was still preserved in part on the south-western facade of the tower, proves that the valley path from Ramosch via Raschvella to San Nicla still led in the late Middle Ages. It became visible to the travellers only when they used this right-hand valley path via Raschvella. St. Christopher is, among other things, the emergency worker of the shippers and bridge builders.


The church of St. Nicholas in San Nicli (faction of the municipality of Tschlin) was built in the late 12th century. The Romanesque structure consists of a wide, single-nave nave, a semi-circular, overarched apse and a tower in front of the church entrance. Around 1500, a now badly damaged mural was created on the south-western front of the tower, which consisted of a painting of St. Christophorus, two coats of arms and a smaller st. Anthony's painting (according to Pöschel, K. d. Schw., GR, III). The different masonry structure of the top tower floor points to a subsequent elevation of the tower. Over the ship, which was originally very probably flat, a barrel vault resting on Lisenen was installed in 1718 (date above the apse' apse). At the same time, the ship's windows were changed, which were given baroque-cured bodies.

Around 1800, after the church was no longer in use, it was rebuilt as a farmhouse and until recently used as such.



Public Transport

  • Mit der Rhätischen Bahn (von Chur, Landquart/Prättigau oder aus dem Oberengadin) bis nach Scuol-Tarasp. 
  • Via PostAuto von Scuol aus Richtung Martina. Haltestelle San Nicla.


  • Von Norden: über Landquart – Klosters per Autoverlad durch den Vereinatunnel (Selfranga - Sagliains) oder über den Flüelapass ins Unterengadin auf H27
  • Von Osten: via Landeck / Österreich in Richtung St. Moritz auf H27
  • Von Süden: via Reschenpass (Nauders-Martina) oder Ofenpass (Val Müstair-Zernez) auf H27

Mit dem Auto von Scuol aus Richtung Martina. Abzweigung rechts über die Brücke nach San Nicla.


Parkplätze vor der Brücke und am Feldweg vorhanden.


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