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“A truly beautiful church with the most stunning views”

Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso
Ranked #2 of 3 things to do in Orselina
Certificate of Excellence
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. The whole Church is stunning. It is very peaceful, a place to come and reflect on things, to take time out of our crazy lives and simply enjoy.

1  Thank Catherine M
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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.

Thank mcaillet
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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
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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.

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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 -It is very high and steep but would offer great views if vertigo wasn't a problem!
The church is a must see, it has alcoves with life size plaster models depicting scenes from the Bible. There is a museum also for a cost of SF5 and a shop selling the usual souvenirs. There are a number of courtyards and it is very well maintained attraction. Leaving it gave me the heebeegeebees due to my aforementioned vertigo as the path down (you have option to return by furnicular) is very steep and not suitable if you have any mobility issues. Views are outstanding of whole area of Locarno.

Thank Kate O
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