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Jesuitenkirche, Lucerne

Church · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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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  • This church is just 50+ meters from the Chapel Bridge. Take it in while you are in the area. Quite beautiful.  more »
  • Looks good from the outside but you really need to open and enter those ancient front doors to get a view of one of the most amazing churches I’ve ever seen. The paintwork inside, the side altars...  more »
  • Don't miss it to take a look inside the Jesuit Church, Lucerne. It is one of the most beautiful in Barroc style around Lucerne.  more »
  • 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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