Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso, Orselina

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#1 of 6 in Historic Sites in Lake Maggiore
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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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!
  • Offers amazing views of the city and the lake.

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