Santuario di Oropa, Oropa

Tucked away in the Alps, Santuario di Oropa is a religious sanctuary where you can also stay overnight. Be sure to check out the smaller basilica, which houses the statue of the Madonna of Oropa. The church is an excellent starting point for hiking, skiing, and rock climbing in the mountains. A range of rooms are available, and there's a restaurant on site. Plan your Santuario di Oropa visit and explore what else you can see and do in Oropa using our Oropa tour planner .
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  • August 18, 2017
    a truly majestic opera set in the mountains, if you're in Biella or neo neighborhood I highly recommend you stop by
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  • August 13, 2017
    I took my family to the sanctuary, my teenagers were hesitant when I suggested this walk Saturday 12 August but arrived i saw their eyes more "on" simply put liked it and asked me to bring them back because the new Church wasn't open for work in progress. The beautiful thing was parking convenient and free. We'll be back soon.
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  • August 13, 2017
    I had there in 1998. Today with my race bike I wanted to get to relive the excitement of Pantani 1999. And with the desire to see the sanctuary that I remembered the beautiful. Today, Sunday 13 August 2017, there was an invasion of cars. Car anywhere, but plenty of space to park. I saw the bans stop tolerated even by the traffic police (in Liguria doesn't happen, here they use common sense). I looked at several faithful walk up. As soon as you arrive you see in historic train connecting Biella to Santuario (I did not know, the sanctuary built the city of Biella in gratitude for the plague wiped out from the town). You enter the courtyard of the shrine (police cars that gives peace of mind). I haven't breathed much spirituality, but his bike was hard to live the sacredness of the place. The upper Basilica is closed. In the sanctuary, I noticed the discreet presence of souvenir shops and restaurants. I did not find abusive sellers that they haunt you. Lastly for the elderly or the handicapped, lifts to move between floors of the structure. The sanctuary is of immense size, is enormous. Then at 12 the megaphones have spread the voice of Francis. I was pleased to go there. They really deserve it! Here are my pictures
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  • What a spectacular place, very relaxing and you can really feel that you can reconnect with your soul. The sites are incredible. I can say they are not corrupt because they don't ask money for entrance fees etc. and WC are free and clean and you can donate a little if you want, you're not force to pay when you need to use the WC. Parkings are free too. Restaurants around are not expensive and they have good food worth the money you pay.
  • Such a wonderful surprise. Breathtakingly beautiful.
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  • Impressive site, both for the beauty of the surroundings and the architectural value. We visited it in a cold winter day when not many people were around and it was a rarefied, subtly spiritual experience.
  • Fantastic site in a remarkable setting, many of the chapels are quite damaged compared to other sites in Northern Italy, but still worth a look. I didn't get a chance to go up into the mountain for any hikes but it seemed a popular place to do so. Bus from the towns train station was reliable and efficient.

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