Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso, Orselina

#5 of 13 in Historic Sites in Canton of Ticino
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. Put Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso into our Orselina itinerary builder to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Orselina.
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  • August 11, 2017
    The visit of the monastery is a must if you're in Locarno/Ascona. The Naples makes it easy to get up or down, but also the walk is worthwhile and really easy. The views of the Lake and its surrounding mountains are fantastic. The monastery itself invites you to the personal contemplation, if you let it.
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  • August 9, 2017
    Not without reason, this church is described as worth seeing. Above, you have a good look at the Church and the Lake. Painted inside not too huge, but rich in Baroque style
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  • July 29, 2017
    Forget about Locarno: take the funicular (or hop along the path of the Rosary) and visit this shrine. Nice landscape on Lake Sanctuary: less "disturbed" by a Locarno not nice ... From here you can also take a cable car that I think it's worth a try (for time constraints did not succeed).
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  • Totally recommended when visiting Locarno. The views are just breathtaking and the church chapel is just stunning!
  • Amazing Locarno view
  • Impressive view, no hectic, great church
  • Beautiful & peaceful!
  • Thankful and faith inspiration

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