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“Beautiful Church”

Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso
Ranked #2 of 3 things to do in Orselina
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 28 April 2017

We took the little cable car up the mountain to visit this beautiful old Church. Nice view from there over the lake.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank 1990joe
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Reviewed 22 December 2016

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 down steps - something that might not be easy to those facing mobility constraints. It IS a bit of a pilgrimage - but well worth it even for those from other faiths.
The aura is spiritual , the art is exquisite and the views are spectacular.
Definitely - a must visit

Date of experience: June 2016
3  Thank SameerBombay_India
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Reviewed 6 November 2016

I recommend taking the funicular up to the church. It's not a long distance but it's steep. The walk down is much more pleasant -- all downhill, and the path is excellent.

The church is lovely and very well kept. We didn't go into the museum because the weather was beautiful and we wanted to get back outside.

The views of the city, lake, and mountains are great -- best from above the church rather than the church grounds itself.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank J C
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Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

A beautiful and unique sight on the way to another: Cardada. Take the Funicular and use stairs to go down to the church, or stop at mid stop and walk up to the station of the cross.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank EnchantedDays
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Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

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. Free entrance.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank MJbChateauL
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