Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso, Orselina
(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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  • 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 »
  • A beautiful place with a beautiful panoramic view, a place for spiritual people. Good place to meditate.
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  • What a beautiful building. Mind you, it was built in about 1480. Very nice figures, publicly available. Due observation is very recomended.
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