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Bellinzona Religious Building/Site/Shrine

The earliest records of the Church of St. Mary of Grace date from the 15th century, when it was part of a Franciscan monastery. Now it's a retirement home. The church's most remarkable feature is the huge fresco painted by an unknown Lombard artist some time around 1500 on the wall segmenting the main nave. It depicts the Crucifixion in the center, surrounded by 15 vignettes from the life of Christ.

Religious Building/Site/Shrine

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Via Convento 5
Bellinzona, Ticino  6500, Switzerland


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