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Culture of Arabba. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Arabba is a small town but it is not hard to plan interesting excursions here. An old mill is recognized as the main symbol of the settlement. The mill stopped working only several years ago. Local people were using it to grind wheat and produce flour, and so there were old warehouses to store the grains and ready products. The historic building was on the verge of turning into ruins some time ago because it was never restored since its construction. The town’s authorities commissioned a full restoration of the mill and saved the building. Today, the old mill is one of the most valuable historic landmarks in the region.
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Several interesting museums are open in Arabba. For example, Fodom Ladin Museum is open in an old wooden house. The venue is dedicated to the history and culture of local people. It exhibits an interesting collection of antique household items, magnificent vintage tableware, handmade furniture, and various artworks. Much attention in the museum’s collection is paid to the region’s nature and the history of Arabba.
The Andraz Castle is an important historic symbol of the town. This castle was built at the beginning of the 11th century. The fortress is located on top of a hill. For centuries, the stronghold was protecting the nearby settlements from enemy attacks. The Andraz Castle was also an important defensive barrier on the road to Venice. In modern times, the castle lost its importance and became abandoned. A part of the buildings in the fortress complex became destroyed. It became possible to partially restore the castle during an extensive reconstruction that ended not many years ago. Summer is the best time to visit Andraz Castle. The fortress offers a striking view of the mountains. Several popular hiking trails start near the castle. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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At the top of Punta Rocca, tourists can visit an old chapel that was built over a century ago. The chapel is very small but it still has an interesting design and exhibits many religious artifacts. An old icon of the Virgin Mary is the most precious item in the chapel. Every year, numerous pilgrims from different regions of Italy and other countries visit the chapel to bow to it. The chapel stands in an incredibly picturesque mountain area with several fantastic viewing platforms nearby.
Fans of sightseeing will also find it interesting to visit Chiesa dei Santi Pietro e Paolo Apostoli. The old church is renowned for its beautiful artistic décor. You will be able to admire gorgeous stained-glass windows, marble sculptures, and the artistic décor of the church. The best materials like precious types of wood and stones were used in the design of the church. It became possible to preserve even the old wooden furniture. Much attention was paid to the look of the adjacent territory. There are also several interesting sculptures here, as well as a small spring with clean water. Local people have been using this water for more than a century.
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Do not miss an opportunity to visit Centro Storico Canazei, a historic site on the outskirts of Arabba. This site is situated in the heart of the old settlement of Canazei. Gorgeous old buildings are the main treasure of this area. They are fully made from wood and decorated with skillful carving, artistic paintings, and other incredible elements of décor. In summer, pots with blooming flowers always decorate the facades of the wooden buildings. This is an ideal area to enjoy a leisure stroll. Each of the houses in the historic district is unique and has one-of-a-kind details.
Arabba and the surrounding regions were in the epicenter of large battles during World War I. Today, tourists can see many symbolic attractions in the region. For example, the nearby village of Corto is rich in historic landmarks. Tourists can visit a large museum dedicated to World War I here. This is the highest mountain museum in Europe. Among the artifacts exhibited here, you will find old military maps, documents, and collections of old photographs. Despite the serious theme of the museum, the venue offers interesting and educative excursions, during which visitors can hear a lot of new information.
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You will also have an opportunity to visit the areas where devastating battles took place more than a century ago. Today, travelers can see several interesting monuments installed in the most important historic sites of the region. One of the most symbolic monuments dedicated to World War II is installed on Pordoi Pass. During the war years, more than 700 unnamed soldiers were buried here. Nowadays, a beautiful monument reminds of the tragic events that took place here. The monument becomes the center of official solemn ceremonies every year.
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Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Arabba and around
♥   Art museum 'Diocesan Museum' Brixen, 29.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Arabba
♥   Cattedrale di S. Maria Assunta, Bolzano (Bozen), 39.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica Cattedrale di S. Martino, Belluno, 47.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Concattedrale di S. Pietro Apostolo, Feltre, 53.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica di Ss. Vittore e Corona, Feltre, 55.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica di S. Maria, Follina, 63.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cattedrale di S. Maria Assunta, Vittorio Veneto, 66.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Excursions over cultural sights of neighbours of Arabba

Culture guide to Arabba. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Arabba: temples, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Arabba. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info!
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