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Jesuitenkirche, Lucerne

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#2 of 10 in Historic Sites in Canton of Lucerne
Church 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 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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  • An organist was practicing when I was there and the beuty and light inside along with the sound was stunning!  more »
  • Located on the south bank of the Reuss River, the great Jesuit church was built between 1666-1673. It's twin onion-domed towers were completed in the 19th century. The vast Baroque interior is a drama...  more »
  • Jesuit church is very simple, yet very detailed. It's not fancy like some other churches we have seen.  more »
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  • What a surprise! The outside of the church looks very plain and simple. The inside is another story. Definitely worth stopping to take a look. Gorgeous!
  • 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.
  • It's worth going in as from the outside it may look simple and sober; however, the main altar is worth seeing.
  • I never went inside, but it is very beautiful to see lit up at night from Rathaussteg Bridge.
  • One of the prettiest in Lucern

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Small, historical Lucerne is big in its accommodation offerings. Surrounding the bay are plenty of mid-range and upscale hotels for those looking to splurge, putting you right downtown with easy access to sights, bars, and restaurants. If your budget is tight, look into the handful of guesthouses in the city. There are limited hostels available, and they tend to be a bit farther from the city core. Be sure to book in advance to avoid missing out.
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