Ruin Sent

Kirchenruine San Peder

Kirchenruine San Peder
Kirchenruine San Peder

The church, which is not open to the public, stands on a rock on the western edge of the village. Its building fabric probably dates back to 1173.


The landmark of Sent: the picturesque ruin of the «Baseglia San Peder» on a rocky outcrop at the western entrance of the village. The church was built around 1200, probably in 1173. After the Reformation, it was abandoned and has since fallen into disrepair. Only the old tower in Romanesque style has been preserved. Perhaps for the reason that the community maintained an ammunition and powder magazine in it for a long time.

In 1856, the church ruins came into the private possession of the Corradini family, who have rendered outstanding services to its preservation. Andrea Corradini planted the now stately larches on the church hill.

The current owners are the descendants of the Romanesque poet Peider Lansel. Peider Lansel created the Dichterstübchen in the upper part of the tower, in which he wrote a number of his most beautiful lyrical poems. He also initiated the first research work on the hill in 1937. Immediately south of the church building, the foundations of a defensive tower of 2.5 m wall thickness were found, built around the year 1000. It was probably the seat of the lords "von Sindes", who were mentioned in documents around the middle of the 12th century.


Public Transport

  • By Rhaetian Railway (from Chur, Landquart/Prättigau or from the Upper Engadine) every hour to Scuol-Tarasp
  • By PostBus (from Scuol, Ftan, Martina, Sent, Vulpera, Tarasp, Ramosch, Vnà)
  • Direct PostBus connection from Scuol Tarasp train station


  • From the north via Landquart – Klosters by car through the Vereina Tunnel (Selfranga - Sagliains) or over the Flüela Pass into the Lower Engadine to Sent
  • From the east: via Landeck / Austria in the direction of St. Moritz
  • From the south: via Reschen Pass (Nausers-Martina) or Ofen Pass (Val Müstair-Zernez)


  • directly at the guest information Sent


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