Hint

Intro

The picturesque Lower Engadin village of Sent enjoys a sunny location with wonderful views high above the valley floor, amid broad expanses of agricultural land and forest. The village currently has about 900 inhabitants and is a Rhaeto-Romanic stronghold.

Sent's overall appearance is characterised largely by the emigration that has played a key economic role here since the 17th century. As in many mountain regions, many natives of Sent emigrated abroad, particularly to Italy. Some of these made their fortunes as mercenaries, confectioners or tradespeople, building impressive houses in their home village. The builders showcased their wealth in elegant houses with classical forms and striking tent roofs. This is also behind the emergence of the “Senter-Giebel”, a curved central gable that adorns many of these stately houses. This local feature characterises the appearance of the village, but some also appear occasionally in other villages within the region.

Most “Senter-Giebels” and the vast majority of the prestigious houses date back to the period after 1823, when large parts of the village had to be rebuilt following a devastating fire. Indeed, Sent suffered several village fires over time. These catastrophic fires also explain why the village only contains a small number of traditional Engadin farmhouses, known for their small, funnel-shaped houses and their facades, decorated using the sgraffito technique.

Today, dense rows of farmhouses townhouses line the narrow network of streets, with multiple main laneways and squares. The village square at the centre of the village, with its splendid fountain, is particularly impressive. A few typical Engadin farmhouses, which emerged unscathed from the various village fires, can be seen at the edges of the village. The late Gothic village church of San Lurench can be seen from afar. The striking ruin of the church of San Peder can be found at the west end of the village and is the true symbol of the village. In nearby Sur En, a small hamlet below Sent, you will also find a 60.5-metre long covered wooden bridge dating from 1868. This bridge is the longest wooden bridge still standing in Graubünden.

ISOS
ISOS is the Federal Inventory of Swiss Heritage Sites of national importance. The inventory is maintained by the Federal Office of Culture (FOC) and lists the most significant settlements in Switzerland. Today, some 1,200 places are included in the inventory, from hamlets right through to cities. The inventory provides information on the development and identity of the settlements listed in it, thereby contributing to the preservation of architectural diversity in Switzerland and promoting both sustainable planning and a high-quality Baukultur.

 

Hint

Overview
Sent
Graubünden
Show on map

Media gallery

Videos

Webcams

Experiences & Activities

Hotels in Sent

  • Garni Pensiun Plaz

    Sent

    Hotels in Sent Learn more
  • Pensiun Aldier

    Sent

    Hotels in Sent Learn more
  • Holz-Iglu

    Sent

    Hotels in Sent Learn more
  • Hotel Val d'Uina

    Sent

    Hotels in Sent Learn more
  • Wohlfühlhotel Curuna mit Pizzaria Giovanni 2 Stars

    Scuol

    Hotels in Sent Learn more
  • Hotel Astras 3 Stars

    Scuol

    Hotels in Sent Learn more
  • Hotel Belvédère 4 Stars

    Recommended by Switzerland Tourism

    Scuol

    Hotels in Sent Learn more
  • Hotel Conrad 3 Stars

    Scuol

    Hotels in Sent Learn more
  • Engadiner Boutique-Hotel GuardaVal 4 Stars

    Recommended by Switzerland Tourism

    Scuol

    Hotels in Sent Learn more
  • Hotel Bellaval 3 Stars

    Recommended by Switzerland Tourism

    Scuol

    Hotels in Sent Learn more

Current Offers

  • Samnaun Sensational Winter offer

    7 nights, Departure: Samnaun, Destination: Samnaun, 7 Nights in Double room, Breakfast, 1 x Weekly ski pass... from CHF 1,186.80
    Offer details

    Price per person in double room
    valid: 28.11.2019 - 20.12.2019

    Learn more about Sensational Winter offer
  • Scuol Ski get-together

    2 nights, 2 Nights in Double room, Breakfast, 1 x 3 course evening meal per person per night, Public transport... from CHF 378
    Offer details

    Price per person in double room
    valid: 20.12.2019 - 29.02.2020

    Learn more about Ski get-together
  • Scuol Ski pass included

    1 night, 1 Night in Double room, Breakfast, 1 x 5 course evening meal per person per night, Use of the... from CHF 300
    Offer details

    Price per person in double room
    valid: 07.12.2019 - 07.02.2020

    Learn more about Ski pass included
  • Scuol Autumn hit

    3 nights, 3 Nights in Double room, breakfast buffet, Public transport ticket for Scuol per person per night,... from CHF 480
    Offer details

    Price per person in double room
    valid: 17.11.2019 - 26.12.2019

    Learn more about Autumn hit

Travel information: Sent

Discover Graubünden