Typical Alpine-pass village, it is situated west of Lake Sils, and is an ideal base for mountaineers and excursionists. It's possible to observe seven different potholes of glacial origin which where discovered in 1884 during the construction of the Belvedere tower, a castle commissioned by the Belgian Count Renesse.
On the main road it is possible to find the Atelier-museum of Giovanni Segantini and nearby, in the cemetery, the family tomb of the artist.
During the last years of his life, the famous artist Giovanni Segantini chose Maloja as the place and environment which inspired his work. The presence of the artist is now remembered by the roundabout, model for an enormous panoramic pavilion which at the moment hosts a biographical exhibition, the Sentiero Segantini (Segantini route) that winds within the landscape of his pictorial motifs and the artists' family tomb in the small mountain cemetery.
Torre Belvedere (Belvedere Tower)
The tower construction dates back to 1882 when Count Camille Renesse projected a castle as his family residence. The Tower and the adjacent hotel were not finished though until a few years later, between the years 1896-1903.
After having been used for various purposes, the propriety became the headquarters of the Federal Society for the Protection of Nature in 1953. The hotel was demolished and the guard tower remains the emblem of Maloja.
In 1988, it passed under the building legislation of the local tourist board. During the summer it hosts art exhibitions.