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Chiesa di Santa Maria degli Angeli

Lugano Centro, Lugano, Switzerland
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Ranked #6 of 28 attractions in Lugano
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals
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Lugano, Switzerland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Well known for a fresco, painted by Bernardino Luini, this small church, located at the south entrance of Lugano, will let you in awe! Just nearby the LAC, the cultural center that will open in some months

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Looking out of place because of its utterly simplistic architecture, the Church of St. Mary of the Angels (Chiesa di Santa Maria degli Angioli) along the shore of Lake Lugano is one of the most interesting, but overlooked, sites in the picturesque town. While nearby Via Nassa is brimming with shoppers, luxury labels, outdoor restaurants and colorful vegetable stalls, the... More

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Milan, Italy
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15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Gratefull surprise on visiting this small church but with some nice frescoes, specially the Last Supper made by da Vinci pupil Bernardo Luini. Who had the oportunity to see the original Last Supper in Milano will recognize Da Vinci strong influence and similar message of the moment, as concepted by Da Vinci. Also other nice frescoes can be seen in... More

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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139 attraction reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Wedged between some modern buildings, facing Lake Lugano, this church is a pretty little gem. Whilst its facade and exterior are unpretentious, inside the Church one finds several beautiful frescoes including two by Bernadino Luini who was a pupil of Da Vinci. The large fresco which covers the entire wall of the nave is considered to be Switzerland's most famous... More

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Port Townsend, Washington
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

This lakefront church, surprisingly nestled between modern buildings & shops is covered within by beautiful frescoes by two masters, one of whom was a protege of Da Vinci. There is a semblance of the Last Supper on the far wall.

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Birzebbuga, Malta
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41 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

From outside it doesn't seem a nice church but as long as you enter and see Luini's fresco infront of you you will change idea. There are lots of other frescoes and it's worth a visit if you're in Lugano.

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Barcelona, Spain
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

The mural by Bernardino Luini is one of the most incredible paintings I have seen in my life, period. To me it seemed as impressive as any of the most famous frescoes by Renaissance giants like Michelangelo, Leonardo, Botticelli... Even though the tourist office had already told us about its beauty, it surpassed all my expectations. When I walked into... More

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USA
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28 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

the frescos in this old,old church are wonderful, quite a surprise in this little hidden gem. Higghly recommended.

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Herefordshire England
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46 reviews 46 reviews
16 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

Very insignificant church from the outside but the 16th century fresco inside is completely mindblowing- painted by a disciple of Leonardo Da Vinci- its colour and detail is incredible.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

As others have stated, you don't expect much from the outside, but DO go in! The frescos, especially of the Passion and Crucifixion are amazing!

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