Jesuitenkirche, Lucerne

4.6
#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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  • We stopped in on a Friday morning during a walking tour of Lucerne and found the church open. Our guide talked briefly about the history of the church while we were outside and then ushered us inside ...  more »
  • I went to Jesuit schools and was interested in seeing the Jesuitenkirche on my visit to Lucerne. I could see it from my hotel room and visited on a Sunday when Mass was being celebrated. I'm no longer...  more »
  • After visiting many munsters and churches throughout Switzerland, many of them simplified during the reformation, this baroque/rococo church was a total contrast. Profuse decoration , frescoes, gold a...  more »
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  • Beautiful, peaceful. Went to 7am Mass. No homily to try to interpret. Be sure to get a hymnal before as they flash the hymn numbers up behind the altar so you know what hymn to turn to.
  • This is the most beautiful church I have ever been inside! The exterior looks quite plain, but I was absolutely amazed by the designs and woodwork inside. It’s open to the public and definitely worth a trip!
  • This is a fine building which dates back to the 15th century and demonstrates the artistic capabilities of the craftsmen of that period. The paintings on the ceiling are quite incredible confirming the skills of the artists who lacked the benefits of modern day materials. The organ, which is set above the floor, is truly magnificent. The whole interior of this building reflects the dedication, love and the religious beliefs of the craftsmen and has withstood the test of time. Even if you have no religious beliefs it is well worth a visit to absorb the beauty of this church.
  • I absolutely loved the white and rose gold colors inside the church. Gorgeous church and well worth a visit. The outside isn't much to draw you but the treasure is in the inside.
  • An iconic heritage in Lucerne. Stop by and appreciate the wonderful cathedral.
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