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Chiesa di Santa Maria degli Angeli

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Address: Lugano Centro, Lugano, Switzerland
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Amazing gem from 14th century in old town Lugano

Covered in 1520-22 frescoes by Bernandino Luini, protegeLeonardo da Vinci, this church is truly breathtaking!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Covered in 1520-22 frescoes by Bernandino Luini, protegeLeonardo da Vinci, this church is truly breathtaking!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 via mobile

It is small yet very beautiful for the paintings inside, sitting among modern buildings with sleek shops and apartments, in great contrast and rivalling charm. An adjacent court and corridor, restored with far less than half of the original surface, is an art work on its own. It is a place for architecture lovers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

impressive piece of religious art, makes you quiet. Well restored. Absolutely a must see and visit along with other churches close by.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

A memorable find in Lugano with the frescoes by Bernardino Luini. A magnificent version of the crucifixion and worth a visit to Lugano in its own right.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

If you are walking in downtown Lugano do not miss this church. Take a time to see the beautiful paintings and the construction itself.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We were strolling around Lugano and walked into this beautiful church. The frescos were very impressive and well worth seeing.

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San Pedro Garza Garcia, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Not a grand impression, but the fresco is definitely worth visiting. A very classic renaissance scenery with period clothing and people, which is great for discussing with your children how this painting would be painted today. A fine quality work, too! The rest of the church is unimpressive!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

The church is located near the Hotel International au Lac where we stayed and near the shopping district of Lugano. The church has beautiful frescos and it an atraction not to be missed

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Saint Julian's, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

It's Affreschi adorns the beautiful church just liked the church which i visited twice. You're allowed to take photos, but if in a group to be accompanied by your group leader.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Yes, well, the fresco tells it all. What a lovely building, surrounded as it is by modern architecture, it still keeps its charm. We were lucky to attend part of an organ recital and the instrument was not only a good one, but very well played. Despite its charms, it is a bit underplayed and could do with more publicity.

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