Museum Ladin Ćiastel de Tor

This museum in the heart of the Dolomites is dedicated to the history of the Ladin population as well as to their language.

The consciousness of the own language is decisive for the identity of the Ladin speaking population. The language is not only a mean of self-assertion towards the outerworld, but also a connection between the five Ladin valleys of the Italian provinces of Belluno, Trento and Bolzano. Still today the original Ladin language is spoken in these Dolomite valleys. The Museum Ladin, hosted in the Ćiastel de Tor in San Martino in Badia, is dedicated to this particular piece of the culture and language of South Tyrol.

In 2001 the museum was inaugurated and provides an insight into language, history, culture, legends and craftwork of the Ladin population. The focus is of course set on the Ladin language and tradition, but also archaeological findings of the Stone Age are exhibited. Furthermore you can admire exhibits from the fields of geology (Creation and discovery of the Dolomites), tourism and economy as well as local craftsmanship.

The Museum Ladin Ćiastel de Tor belongs to the Provincial Museums of South Tyrol (Südtiroler Landesmuseen), an autonomous entity that e.g. also comprises the South Tyrol Mining Museums of Valle Aurina. In addition in 2011 the Museum Ladin Ursus ladinicus was inaugurated. It belongs to the Museum Ćiastel de Tor and is dedicated to the cave bear species ursus ladinicus.

Summer opening hours:
from May 1 to June 30, 2017:
from Tuesday to Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm
Sundays from 2 pm to 6 pm, closed on Mondays
from July 1 to August 31, 2017:
from Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm
Sundays from 2 pm to 6 pm
from September 1 to October 31, 2017:
from Tuesday to Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm
Sundays from 2 pm to 6 pm, closed on Mondays

Winter opening hours:
from December 26, 2017, to January 7, 2018:
daily from 3 to 7 pm
from January 11 to March 31, 2018:
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays from 3 to 7 pm
Easter Sunday (April 1, 2018):
open from 3 to 7 pm

Admission:
8.00 Euros (adults), free for kids under 6 years
6.50 Euros (students, seniors over 65)
family ticket available
free with the Museumcard or museumobil Card
free admission to the Museum Ladin Ursus ladinicus (with the ticket of the Museum Ladin Ćiastel de Tor)

Further information:
phone: +39 0474 524020, info@museumladin.it

Suggested accommodations

  1. Hotel Post - Tolderhof
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    Hotel Post - Tolderhof

  2. Hotel Terentnerhof
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    Hotel Terentnerhof

  3. Pension Turmchalet
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    Pension Turmchalet

  4. Ütia de Börz mountain inn
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    Ütia de Börz mountain inn

  5. Chalet Vanzi
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    Chalet Vanzi

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