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Chur - Kathedrale St. Mariae Himmelfahrt

Chur - Kathedrale St. Mariae Himmelfahrt
A cathedral may have existed here already within the 5th century. The Kathedrale St. Mariae Himmelfahrt (= "Saint Mary of the Assumption") of today was erected 1150 - 1272, from east to west. So the portal is probably from the second half of the 13th century.

In 1524, during the Swiss Reformation, the Catholic population of the city were confined to a ghetto enclosed around the bishop's court beside the cathedral. This "territory" existed over centuries. Only since 1854 Catholic citizens could settle in Chur again, where ever they wanted.

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