The Garda Parish
In the fascinating medieval downtown of Garda there is one of the most ancient parishes of the area, which already had quite a congregation of canonical figures back in the 10th Century. The Garda Parish, dedicated to Saint Mary, was rebuilt after the earthquake in 1117 and renovated in 1824. The ancient medieval structures that are still preserved to this day are the cloister, the porch and the vicar’s house, as well as fragments of inscriptions of a Gothic nature. You can also admire the bell tower of 1571 and the Chapel of the Fallen in all the wars, dedicated to Our Lady of Peace. It cherishes various treasures inside, among which a 15th Century fresco of the Virgin Mary and Child, a papal bull of Pope Innocent II from 1138 carved in marble, a wooden crucifix from 1500, as well as the confessionals from the school of the famous ebony carpenter from Belluno, Brustolon.