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Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso

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Lovely church overlooking Locarno and Lake Maggiore

The church itself is beautiful and its precincts contain unusual life-sized representations of the... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2018
Brisbane, Australia
beautiful church, amazing views

The basilica Madonna del Sasso is located on a rock atop of Locarno, the place where a friar... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
Herzliya, Israel
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Convento Frati Cappuccini, Orselina 6644, Switzerland
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Reviewed 23 September 2018

The church itself is beautiful and its precincts contain unusual life-sized representations of the Last Supper. It is worth climbing further up the hill to see views from the Orselina area. The descent to Locarno can be made by way of fourteen Stations of the...More

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Reviewed 27 August 2018

The basilica Madonna del Sasso is located on a rock atop of Locarno, the place where a friar experienced a vision of the Virgin Mary in 1480. A chapel was built at that place soon after, and the beautiful church developed around it during the...More

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Reviewed 8 July 2018

The way of the cross up to Madonna del Sasso is steep but rewarded by the view of a church and abbey of great value

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Reviewed 27 June 2018

Super quick trip you can make when you are in Locarno. Just take the funiculare all the way up. You'll right away see where the church is. I recommend taking a coffe at the restaurant that oversees the church and then you can walk down...More

1  Thank kimberlyzehnder
Reviewed 18 October 2017

This Church is simply beautiful, both inside and out! First of all, its location with sweeping views over Lake Maggiore makes it simply exceptional. When you step inside, you really feel like you are stepping back in time. The paintings on the ceilings are beautiful....More

1  Thank Catherine M
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Certainly interesting church to visit, if you are in the surroundings. Lovely location and nice to access with cablecar. But building itself, less spectacular than I had expected.

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Reviewed 26 July 2017

This is the beautiful church where my grandmother did a pilgrimage when she was a young woman. The church is beautiful in a beautiful setting. There are alot of steps so if you have a physical handicap, might be difficult for you.

Thank John and Cathy G
Reviewed 25 June 2017

The setting is beautiful. We went up by the funicular and were surprised how many steps down were involved. The walk down afterwards was on a long winding and steep path with sheer drop off side.

1  Thank PMSJC
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Access of this church/cathedral is via a funicular up a steep gradient up the hill. At the top of the trip is a small village with a cafe serving gelato food and coffee. Further along is the entrance to the gondola further up the hill...More

Thank Kate O
Reviewed 19 May 2017

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!

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