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Chiesa di Santa Maria degli Angeli

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Address: Lugano Centro, Lugano, Switzerland

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Beautiful old church with wonderful paintings

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 14, 2015
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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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Crete, Greece
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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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Madrid
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Don´t hesitate to walk to this church and enjoy its beautiful frescos painted by a disciple of Leonardo, and, if you have the chance to be there on a Monday, make sure you join the "Unexpected Classic Tour" of the city center. Great experience!

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

This is a really lovely church and the paintings are beautiful ... just a short walk from the town center.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Lugano is a litte Paradise !!! The City is so charming, welcoming people with your natural Beauty !!! Extremely organized and clean and full of amazing beautiful people !!! I loved it !!! And definitely I will go back there in a near future for another visit !!!

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Worth a look into this church to see the vibrant 16th century frescoes of biblical scenes. Lovely walk to reach church.

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Shorewood, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

This OLD church is nestled in with much newer more modern buildings surrounding it. It appears very plain and almost uninviting on its exterior, but you MUST go in! The church, which was originally part of a Franciscan monastery, is home to Switzerland's most famous Renaissance fresco. It covers the whole wall of the nave. It is called the "Passion... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

From the outstide, the Chiesa di Santa Maria degli Angeli looks very unassuming, but inside is one of the most famous Renaissance frescoes in Switzerland, "Passion and Crucifixion" by Bernardino Luini. Among others are Luini's own take on "The Last Supper." The artist was a student of Lenoardo daVinci and is said to have worked with him directly. Another interesting... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Sadly, during my recent visit, July 5-07, the church was closed and under renovation. Fences and like covered the front and main side. Peeking through the fences (as they weren't working on the weekend) I couldn't tell whether they were trying to save or destroy the lovely paintings on the courtyard walls and archways. New up-market stores are being installed,... More 

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Address: Address: Lugano Centro, Lugano, Switzerland
Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lugano

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