Saint Peter in Mistail: Overall view, seen from above



Located in a tiny village, population 143 (Dec 2009). The original majority language was Romansh (Mistail is the Romansh name.) The church of St. Peter is listed as a Swiss heritage site; it is considered the only largely preserved Carolingian three-apse hall church in Switzerland. The present church was built around 800 AD and belonged to a monastery complex that by 1154 had already been abolished. There are still fragments of Carolingian wall paintings inside.


Attribute NameValues
Alternate Title
  • Mistal Kirche, Alvaschein

  • G. Massiot & cie

  • Churches

  • Architecture

Date Created
  • 1910-01-01

Date Digitized
  • 2007-01-01

Cultural Context
  • Carolingian (style and period)

  • Medieval

Place of Creation
  • Alvaschein

  • Alvaschein, Graub√ľnden, Switzerland

  • +46.666739+9.561058

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Temporal Coverage
  • before or circa 1910

Record Visibility Public
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