• Church of Santa Maria

    Churches and shrines

Church of Santa Maria

Resorts: Villeneuve

Opening days and times

Summer 2021

  • July and August: guided tours on Saturdays from 3 pm to 5 pm

Summer opening.
Extra openings will be held with pre-booking for school groups and organised tour groups.


You can access the church on foot, within the space of five minutes, from the road that unwinds from the bridge over the Dora Baltea.
The Romanesque style church, which is located at the foot of the medieval castle, was the seat of the parish until the end of the 18th century. The bell tower is a typical square shaped tower. During the digs carried out in the building, the remains of the ancient early-Christian church and the relative baptismal font were found. The semi-circular shaped crypt, near the choir, dates back to the 11th century. Inside the church you can still admire important frescos from the 13th to the 16th century, as well as furnishings.

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