Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso, Orselina

Admire Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso, a church sitting cliffside above Locarno and boasting great views of the lake and surrounding gorges. The founding of the church dates back to a 15th-century vision of the Virgin Mary, and the belief that a divine presence resides here endures to this day. The highly decorated interior includes many frescoes, paintings, and a life-size sculpture of the last supper. Head to the platform outside the church for the best vistas. Keep in mind that the trek to the church itself can be quite taxing, so consider taking the funicular up and later walking back down to the city. To visit Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso on your holiday in Orselina, and find out what else Orselina has to offer, use our Orselina tour itinerary maker app .
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  • Among the destinations visitable in Locarno, the sanctuary of the Madonna del Sasso is a significant step. In addition to the spiritual value stand out the vault and the sadly few Windows present. Located on a hill overlooking Locarno, reached by a convenient cable car that by following a path leading up to its doors. The trail despite what they say it takes 20 minutes by people with poor preparation. I suggest not doing what signals the Cross but to stay on the broader and less sloping. Once in the sanctuary one can enjoy a magnificent view of the Lake. There is a small museum shop and convenience store shortly provided.
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  • After a few minutes of ascent by funicular, we arrive at the monastery (free access to a large part with including some scenes from the bible reproduced: the last supper, Pentecost...) a beautiful set very well maintained and offering a magnificent view and a access to the sanctuary of our Lady also must see. For lovers of hiking this can also be the starting point for beautiful walks.
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  • We reached the sanctuary of the Madonna del Sasso through the historic and picturesque funicular Locarno. The sanctuary hosts precious works. From here you can enjoy a great view of the Lake. The architectural complex is the beginning of the link to the "Camino de Santiago".
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  • Impressive setting surrounded by nature, and sculptures and murals. The layout is unique and the view of Locarno is worth the climb. For some inexplicable but welcomed reason, the bathrooms were big, clean and shiny. Memorable visit.
  • nice place but without a stroller is it better
  • We, recently, stayed for several days in Locarno, Switzerland and stayed at the Belvedere Hotel. Next to the hotel is a tram that took us up the mountain to Madonna Del Sasso, a beautiful historic Catholic church. It was a wonderful experience. The church and the museum are so very interesting and it was uncrowded and enjoyable. The Sanctuary is spectacular with the statues and painted walls and ceiling. It was one of the highlights our our trip.
  • A wonderful way to spend a couple of hours, take the funicular up and enjoy the views from the vintage car as it takes you up, once there take some time to admire not only the views but the beauty and serenity of the church, sit down and take a breath and take it all in. Then slowly walk down the stone path all the way to town.
  • Beautiful church, doubles as a museum worth a quick tour.
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