Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso, Orselina

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Religious Site · Church
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.
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  • If you are in Locarno with a spare hour or so it is with taking the funicular to visit the church which overlooks Locarno. We ascended by the funicular but descended on foot. The church itself is...  more »
  • We did the walk from the bottom and up, but you should park at the bottom and then take the bus/train up to the top and walk down. Please remember to book a table at a restaurant on the top or you...  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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