Splee-Kapelle St. Sebastian - Sargans, Switzerland
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N 47° 02.924 E 009° 26.371
32T E 533384 N 5210673
Quick Description: The Kapelle St. Sebastian auf der Splee (English: Chapel of St. Sebastian on the Splee Hill) is a Roman Catholic church located in Sargans, Switzerland.
Location: St. Gallen, Switzerland
Date Posted: 9/22/2014 5:03:44 PM
Waymark Code: WMMHFF
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
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Long Description:
A sign at the chapel provides the following information:

"The fact that St. Sebastian, the "patron saint of the plague", was chosen as the patron saint of the chapel indicates that the chapel was built as a result of the plague raging at that time. In the second half of the 15th c this area was severely stricken with this pandemic.

The chapel was built in 1502 and in 1718/19 a tower was added. Before that the bells were located in the western wall above the entrance. In 1736 a baroque renovation took place and an altar made of "Sargans Marble" was added. In 1984.85 the chapel was renovated to its present form."

Very little information about this chapel is available on the internet. However, if you can read Swiss-German, you might want to check out this Wikipedia entry (visit link) .
Country/Land: Switzerland / Schweiz

Original Reference: Sargans B-Objekte, page 4 at http://www.bevoelkerungsschutz.admin.ch/internet/bs/de/home/themen/kgs/kgs_inventar/b-objekte.parsys.00012.downloadList.67999.DownloadFile.tmp/sg2014.pdf

Spleeweg Sargans, Switzerland

Year built: 1502

URL reference: [Web Link]

Additional URL: [Web Link]

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