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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  • A place that harkens back to a past us before the discovery of Brazil, still retains this bucolic medieval climate in your walls. A real journey in time.
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  • The tradition tells that Bartolomeo of Ivrea, Friar of the convent of Locarno, wanted to build a place of worship on the "Sasso" of Locarno after having a vision in 1480. Two small oratories were built and then expanded, and a convent was added. On the trail of Locarno to the "Sasso", many chapels were built or remained in the State plan. There are a few performances in relief of terracotta, made by Francesco Silva and representing the last supper, Pentecost and a Deposition (remarkable group of statues in wood of the 15th century, probably of Lombard workshops coming). The Interior of the Church current, completely renovated and transformed in 1902, are among other stucco of the 17th century with frescoes of Alessandro Gorla.
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  • The well-known place of pilgrimage Madonna del Sasso dates back to the 15 century. The Church was built on a rocky outcrop. In the church there is a large organ, murals, sculptures and chapels with figures and scenes of the biblical story. The Church is a mountain railway, by bus or private of Locarno can be reached. It's worth a visit. In addition, the views of Locarno is great.
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  • Beautiful church, doubles as a museum worth a quick tour.
  • 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 and stunning view made it a nice walk up, worth the effort!!
  • Totally recommended when visiting Locarno. The views are just breathtaking and the church chapel is just stunning!

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