Parco Nazionale Dolomiti Bellunesi

Former Hospice of Candaten

Location: loc. Candàten - Municipality of Sedico (Bl)

Access: SS 203 Agordina (at 13 km from Belluno)

Environmental context - Description of the site: the stretch of Valley within the Park corresponds with the lower course of Torrent Cordevole which, before going down in Val Belluna and flow into the river Piave, runs between the mountain groups of Schiara and Monti del Sole (also called Canale d'Agordo).
The complex of Candàten is situated at an altitude of about 420m, in a slightly more elevated position than the road; its buildings, arranged in a courtyard shape open in the east, are dominated by the rocky wall climbing towards Pala Alta, in a fascinating environmental context (a plateau covered with meadows, clashing with the surrounding harsh mountain environment, enabling the complex of the former hospice to be particularly evident). Situated at about 13 km from Belluno, it lies within the administrative borders of the Municipality of Sedico and within the perimeter of the Park.

Building period: unknown (the first document confirming the existence of the building is dated 1208, year in which Pilone Nosadani sells it to the canons of Belluno).

Architectural features: the nucleus of Candaten currently consists of three buildings arranged in a courtyard shape and by the small octagonal church dedicated to San Giacomo. The building, originally used to welcome wayfarers, has preserved the traditional ancient features of the rural architecture and, besides them, details of particular refinement. Great historical-architectural value.

Further information

Municipality: Sedico (BL) Region: Venetia
(29548)Former Hospice of Candaten
Former Hospice of Candaten
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