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RS pfatten ortskern

Parish Church of Vadena

In Vadena near Bolzano, more precisely in the inner part of the castle courtyard, there’s the St. Mary Magdalene Church

The Parish Church of Vadena, a municipality stretching from the village centre towards south to the Novale al Varco Mountain Saddle with the Castel Varco ruin and down again to Campi al Lago at Lake Caldaro, has a special story to tell: A church dedicated to St. Mary Magdalene, patron saint of women, pupils, prisoners, winemakers, glove makers and hairdressers, among others, already existed in the village in the 12th century. However, it stood further south, at the Birti Farm, where the Romanesque bell tower still rises today. The church building itself was demolished in 1796.

In the village centre, a bit hidden in the inner courtyard of the medieval castle, a small church was built in the 17th century, which was enlarged in the 19th century. Just behind the gate of the courtyard, a few steps lead up to the church, where Mary Magdalene can be seen on the high altar and two kneeling baroque angels on the right. This church has served as the Parish Church of Vadena (Pfatten) since the end of the 18th century.

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Opening times

  • Thu 28 Sep 08:00 - 18:00
  • Fri 29 Sep 08:00 - 18:00
  • Sat 30 Sep 08:00 - 18:00
  • Sun 01 Oct 08:00 - 18:00
  • Mon 02 Oct 08:00 - 18:00
  • Tue 03 Oct 08:00 - 18:00
  • Wed 04 Oct 08:00 - 18:00

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General opening hours

  • Mon 08:00 - 18:00
  • Tue 08:00 - 18:00
  • Wed 08:00 - 18:00
  • Thu 08:00 - 18:00
  • Fri 08:00 - 18:00
  • Sat 08:00 - 18:00
  • Sun 08:00 - 18:00


freely accessible

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Church service (bilingual) Sundays at 10.15 am.

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