St. Nicholas' Church, Merano

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St. Nicholas' Church in Merano

The St. Nicholas' Church (German: Pfarrkirche St. Nikolaus) is the parish church of the town of Merano in South Tyrol, northern Italy.

The church is dedicated to Saint Nicholas, the patron saint of the town. It is located at the end of the Laubengasse in the old town centre between the Domplatz and Pfarrplatz. It was first mentioned in 1220 and was expanded over time in the 14th century before taking its final shape in the year 1465. The architectural style is mainly Gothic.

The church consists of three naves. It has well-preserved stained glass windows, and a large rose window over a pointed arched portal, a number of wooden sculptures of saints and paintings that date from different periods. Of particular importance is the large altar and pulpit.

Outside is a tall clock tower with a sundial. Old tombstones line the walls and various paintings from the life of Jesus Christ.

Behind the church is St. Barbara's Chapel.

Further reading[edit]

  • Andergassen, Leo. Die Stadt-Pfarrkirche St. Nikolaus in Meran. Tappeiner, 1994.

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Coordinates: 46°40′17″N 11°09′54″E / 46.67139°N 11.16500°E / 46.67139; 11.16500