Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso, Orselina

#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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  • The Madonna del Sasso is really worth a visit. From above you have beautiful views over Locarno and the lake. By train, it costs about 7.20 CHF per person. With the tourist card there is still a 20% discount. It has a lot of stairs. The excursion is not practical with buggy or stroller. The best way to take up the first train is to have so many people and you have the system to yourself.
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  • Don't miss this visit. Church, Sanctuary, way of the cross and a fantastic view. A place full of history. Take the descent on foot by the way of the cross to Lugano. that can't be overlooked.
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  • In the church is preserved the statue of Our Lady of the Rosary, which was believed miraculous. Very interesting interior full of plates with the expression of gratitude from the people to whom Madonna helped. Very interesting staircase with the Station of the Cross from the bottom of the hill to the Church.
  • The view is phenomenal. The church is stunning and worth visiting. Be prepared to walk up a lot of stairs. Also, set aside enough time to enjoy the detail and art inside the church. Entrance is free.
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