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Santuario Madonna di Tirano

Piazza Basilica, 1, 23037 Tirano, Italy
0342 701203
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Ranked #2 of 10 Attractions in Tirano
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Churches/ Cathedrals, Religious Sites
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Wim van der Meer
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86 reviews 86 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

From the outside very attractive, late renaissance with a very high tower. Some people may find the inside overdone, extremely decorated, not exactly what you may call sober. But then, in its own right its wonderful and reminds one of certain Indian temples.

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Ancona, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

The organ in the transept is enormous, but the most beautiful part of the Sanctuary is the baroque Chapel, built on the spot where the Apparition took place. As other people have said, it's moving to hear Mass celebrated there, whether or not the choir is singing. The red train trundles past the church, which is fun to see, and... More

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Saratoga Springs,Ny
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66 reviews 66 reviews
17 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

As many reviewers have reported, this church doesn't look too unique on the outside, but once inside, you will be amazed. It is quite impressive. Try to catch a service going on so that you can experience the lovely sounds of the choir and the huge church organ. Great church bells too! (lots of bells!) Note-one of the tunes played... More

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Konstanz, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013 via mobile

A cup of coffee with the sun shining is an exquisite way of spending the time. Pleasant time spent at this spectacular place!

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

We arrived during mass and a large crowd was gathered. The volunteers and nuns were very caring and kind and the mass was deeply moving.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

You will be amazed with the interior of this church. Do not be fooled by the exterior. We were told to stop there but when we got there we questioned if we were at the right place. It looks very simple from the outside. But once you walk inside you will not be disappointed and glad you stopped in. There... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013 via mobile

For someone who has been to the major basilicas in Rome, coming here is really deceptive as it looks like an ordinary church outside... Small on the outside but inside it packs quite a punch with elaborate ornate deco. I was particularly impressed with the organ pipes and almost wished that my regular church organist was with me to test... More

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

I visited the Santuario Madonna di Tirano with family in May. We arrived in Tirano by bus on an organised tour from Milan. As we were catching the Bernina Express, we had little time in Tirano and this was the only sight we visited. The church was just lovely, it was free to enter and you could take photographs inside.... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

Everything was great!! Good pizza!! We were really impressed and we would be happy to go back any time!!

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New Westminster
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

Like so many European churches, the Santuario Madonna di Tirano is very beautiful, though it doesn't look like much from the outside. The ceiling and alters are stunning, but I was most impressed by the organ, which must have been about 8 metres tall and about 5 metres wide. It was carved in the 1600's with lovely, 3 dimensional scenes.

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