About the Museum
In the center of the village of Zillis in the canton of Graubünden is the St. Martin's Church, famous for its painted 12th-century ceiling. The picture ceiling was painted around the year 1100 and is the only one in the world that is almost completely preserved. Consisting of 153 panels, the outer panels represent mythical creatures, the inner ones the life of Christ. The Museum of St. Martin's Church shows, among other things, the painting workshop of a medieval artist and his process of creation. The church itself is first mentioned in 831, however, delineations on coins prove that the building existed in Roman Times.