Jesuitenkirche, Lucerne

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#1 of 10 in Historic Sites in Lucerne
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 online itinerary creator, 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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  • The Jesuit church was authentic decoration from the waterfront of the city. It was built for three hundred and fifty years. A Baroque building was designed, which was very common at that time. The towers were built later, in the late nineteenth century. Home features unusual pomp of decorations. c
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  • The Church is all white and well decorated. Ideal place to rest, reflect and pray, faith. There are many interesting details of this church with your altar, organ, and many details in marble.
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  • The Church is relatively small, but with a very nice interior, very clear. Outside, there's a graveyard too.
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  • Beautiful example of a Baroque church. The first large Baroque church north of the Alps started by the Jesuits in Catholic Switzerland. It was begun in 1673, consecrated in 1677, but not completed until 1893. Inside and out it is pleasingly different from the Gothic/Norman cathedrals seen across Europe.
  • First large Catholic baroque church built in the north of Switzerland. Beautiful!
  • Very nice church to sit inside after walking around Lucerne
  • I took this photo for the bridge near the Church. It’s very beautiful!
  • It is a very beautiful church to visit when you are in Luzern.
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