Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso, Orselina

4.7
#1 of 9 in Historic Sites in Lake Maggiore
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 tour itinerary maker app .
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  • Easy to reach by funiculars from Locarno. A slightly smaller church with an adjacent monastery. The church is nice to look at, as well as a good view of Locarno. The adjacent museum is not open every day, but only on Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays. It may also happen that the person responsible arrives late and does not start it until 11 o'clock.
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  • The Madonna del Sasso is worth taking a short detour to her. Either on foot or by funicular. The church, which dates back to the 15th century, was built on a rocky outcrop, with a breathtaking view of Lake Langensee and Locarno. In the church itself there are countless murals from scenes of biblical history to marvel at. The organ on the left also has a considerable size. For a short detour or for reflection, it is definitely worth a visit. If you want to go back to Locarno, the funicular is reachable within a very short time.
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  • 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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