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Parish Church of St. John (Pfarrkirche hl. Johannes der Taeufer) description and photos - Austria: Serfaus - Fiss - Ladis. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The name in English is Pfarrkirche hl. Johannes der Taeufer.
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The original parish church of Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis was consecrated in honor of St. Sebastian. Subsequently, she found a new heavenly patron - St. John the Baptist.
For the first time, the church of the village of Fiss, namely on its territory, it is located, is mentioned in documents of 1310. In 1717-1719 it was significantly expanded to the east and rebuilt in a Baroque manner. The first organ appeared in the temple in 1760. Thanks to recent restorations in 1967 and 1973, we see a neat, small, well-preserved sacred structure, over which an imposing clock tower and an open gallery under a lush, bell-shaped dome rises. A cemetery adjoins the temple on the south side. The main facade of the church is decorated with a bright fresco.
The interior has been maintained in good condition over the centuries, updated and replenished with new shrines. The main treasure of the temple is considered to be a silver chest, which contains the remains of a local priest, martyr Otto Neururer. This relic was donated on January 19, 1997 to the parish of Fiss by Bishop Dr. Reingold Stecher.
The Baroque altar from 1720 with the altarpiece by the artist Franz Lokas was restored in the 1970s. Two more paintings by Lokas can also be seen on the altar. To the left of the altar is the Crucifixion, and to the right is the Nativity of Jesus Christ. The sculptures on the altar, including the statue of St. Sebastian, the former patron saint of the temple, were made by Andreas Colle.
From the choirs, through the late Gothic portals, you can get into the sacristy and the tower. The wooden vaults date back to the first half of the 19th century.
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