Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso, Orselina

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Churches, Tourist Spots
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4.8/5 based on 150+ reviews on the web
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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  • Access by Funicular connecting Locarno Orselina swift's Hill. On hot days don't advise the ascent on foot. The cost of the round-trip funicular is 7.20 euros. Both the construction as its interior are simpler. The view of the Lake Maggiore is very beautiful
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  • This isn't really a review of the church, since it wasn't open in the evening, but rather a review of the setting and the walk down from the church. The trip up on the train was nice, and uncrowded (I...  read more »
  • Wonderful frescoes in this majestic building located on a nest of an eagle in full settlement. More than 130 markets to get there from the stop of the funicular. Not to be missed.
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