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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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  • We and several others walked up to the door and tried with no success to enter - really disappointed... Not sure what the timeline is for this church's renovations to be completed..it's free when you ...  more »
  • Beautiful Barockirche, white inside much, so bright and einladenend. Very romantic and well suited for a romantic wedding. (Got married there) Yet again go into it, because she has such a beautiful painting. Good sound in the Church, often has concerts in it.
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  • In the town of Lucerne, have four Catholic churches, including the Church. In the Catholic Church since the Reformation at Lucerne was a base for anti-reformers, not so big town lies behind supremacy. This church with onion domes and white appearance well brightness of Lucerne.
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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