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“Breathtaking - one of the most colourful churches I have ever been in”

Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Orselina
Certificate of Excellence
Switzerland
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39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Breathtaking - one of the most colourful churches I have ever been in”
Reviewed 13 June 2014

Such a beautiful church. The life size sculptures were something like I have never seen before. The views from outside were spectacular.

Visited May 2014
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Peaceful and scenic”
Reviewed 25 April 2014

Clean, airy modern church with stunning views over Locarno and Lake Maggiore. Can be reached by funicular (5-10 mins) or by pathway.

Visited April 2014
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Ascona, Switzerland
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17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Awesome climb up and sight”
Reviewed 16 April 2014

I'm a local and this is one of the places I show to friends who come and visit for a few days. Make sure to start the walk from Piazza Grande, pass by the Villa Erica school and continue on. The walk up is very nice but can be rather strenuous, so if you're in a bad shape or have a heart condition better make your way up on the furnicular (7.20 CHF) and enjoy the walk down. The monastery itself is not a big deal but it's worth a visit.

Visited June 2013
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Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Well worth seeing”
Reviewed 1 April 2014

Absolutely wonderful church - make sure you open the door to the church as thought it was closed first time. wonderful views, amazing church and lovely climb up the hill (only 10-15mins)

Visited March 2014
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Athens, Greece
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52 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Superb View”
Reviewed 19 January 2014

Climbing uphill ,it was a most pleasant experience, all this wonderful vegetation . The Monastery very atmospheric and interesting, all of it. And the view down to Lake Maggiore with the snowed mountains all around was unique, especially under a blue sky, as I was lucky to have. A place not to be missed if someone is at the region.
Ada

Visited November 2013
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