Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso, Orselina

#4 of 13 in Historic Sites in Canton of Ticino
Religious Site Church
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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  • Amazing views of the church with the lakes below. The walk down towards the church has many steps but the views are breathtaking. The church inside is amazing - a must see!  more »
  • Access : The funicular station is a very easy and short walk from Locarno Station. Be warned that he Funicular does NOT take one all the way to the sanctuary. In fact. it is quite a bit of walk up and...  more »
  • This is a recent restorated church overlooking Locarno. The whole site is impressive. Wether it's the location, the way to it or the buildings with a superb church. Great displays from Jesus' life. Fr...  more »
  • 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