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Jesuitenkirche

Bahnhofstrasse 11a, Lucerne, Switzerland
041 240 31 33
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Ranked #10 of 33 Attractions in Lucerne
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals
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New york
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

It is located by the river within 2 minutes walk from the Chapel Bridge. The exterior of church is ncie but nothing spectacular. However, the interior was another story. It was beautifully decorated with a lot of amazing artwork. There is a farmer market outside the church on Saturday morning.

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Adelaide, South Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

This church is nothing overly spectacular from outside, but I'm glad we stopped and were able to hear history stories from our guide. She made it worthwhile. We only stayed 5-10 minutes so that's all you need unless you want to pray or join services.

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Reno, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

From the outside this old church looks like any old building in the city. Go inside an it is gorgeous! Beautiful chandeliers, amazing artwork on the ceilings, and everything that looks like red marble is actually painted and not marble. It is just spectacular !

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Reston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The onion topped domes, beautiful chandeliers, lovely interior. A stunning contrast to many of Europe’s gothic cathedrals. Easily accessible when walking in Lucerne’s old town.

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Sharonloveshols
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

In all the times I've visited Luzern, this was the first time I've been in the church. The interior is so beautiful with fabulous intricate painting and design. To just sit and feel the tranquility is great, something very calming.

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Boston
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

While Jesuitenkirche has an interesting history, I would not go out of my way to see it -- combine it with other stops if you're taking a walking tour of old Luzern. If you really like old churches, and your travels take you in the direction of Nationalquai, stop by the Church of St. Leodegar, an older church that dominates... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The Jesuitenkirche (Jesuit Church) is a marvelous baroque church on the bank of the Reuss River. The church is large and the architecture is a sterling example of baroque architecture.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

A great example of an old baroque style building. Unfortunately it was closed to the public so we did not get a chance to see inside.

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East New Market, MD
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This is a lovely example of Baroque architecture. It is small but exceptional in the details of the craftsmanship. Quite lovely!

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NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Take a glance at the photos that earlier reviewers have posted of the inside of this small cathedral ,and you will see why it is worth a stop. This is a beautiful, bright serene cathedral, one of the prettiest i have seen.

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