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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.
Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso Reviews
The funicular ride up there is charming. The church offers great views over the lake. We witnessed a wedding when we were there which was lovely. more »
It is a short ride with funicular from Locarno to the church or you can walk to up to the church but it was a hot Sunday morning so we took the funicular, a walk down to the church ⛪️ from the... more »
Nice view over locarno from this point. Definitely a must see when you visit the area. Ride with the funicular to reach the top costs 7 CHF.
Was a beautiful experience to visit this centuries old church. So calm and quiet. So serene. It’s a tiring climb though. But the cable car helps a lot.
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