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Jesuitenkirche, Lucerne

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The first large-scale Baroque church in Switzerland, Jesuitenkirche was constructed in 1666 for the Jesuits. It sits dramatically on the banks of the Reuss River, its symmetrical onion domes clearly recognizable in the city's skyline. Step inside to witness the building's even more impressive interior. Elaborate frescoes, brightly colored domes, a magnificent organ, large chandeliers, and a gilded altar all contribute to the splendor of this historic church. Take time to examine the red marble in the side chapels closely--they are actually the result of clever paintwork. With our world travel planner, Lucerne attractions like Jesuitenkirche can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • there is not much more to say, it is just beautiful and serene. The organ playing was missing. I could have spend many hours sitting and feel the peace  more »
  • I went to this church during a visit to Lucerne, it has recently been refurbished. The architecture is impressive with excellent paintings on the ceiling, well worth a visit, (it is near the Chapel Br...  more »
  • Another Church we came in to do prayers. 15TH century Church, with very nice interior, and Baroque architecture.
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  • The unassuming exterior of this church is what I find so appealing about it. Blending in unassumingly with the rest of the lakes' shoreline, the hidden treasure lays within. One of the best examples of Baroque architecture inside! Currently under renovation but you must make the effort to visit.
  • Jesuit Church in Lucerne is the first large baroque church with spectacular architecture in Switzerland.
  • Some say the exterior is not the nicest (I don't think so), but regardless, the interior makes up for any faults on the outside. Step inside and be amazed by the vast, colourful ceiling.
  • So romantic church! We visited here for the Christmas season, we were blanketed by the calm and peaceful feelings.
  • Beautiful Church with spectacular architecture insides and out