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Chiesa di Santa Maria degli Angeli

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Address: Lugano Centro, Lugano, Switzerland
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A beautiful little church

Despite having no religious affiliation, I always love visiting different churches because they are always stunningly beautiful buildings. This one was no exception! Covered with... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 14, 2017
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Berlin, Germany
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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

Despite having no religious affiliation, I always love visiting different churches because they are always stunningly beautiful buildings. This one was no exception! Covered with one of Switzerland most famous fresco that grabs your attention as you enter, it took my breath away. Definitely worth a visit when you are in Lugano! And remember to leave a small donation to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017

This church is amazing. I was speechless once I entered. I suggest to go there and see this little church because it is just incredible what I was able to find in.

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016

In this church you can admire the best frescoe's produced by tha famous maestro Bernardino Luini; they are in a splendid stae of conservation (I am not sure but they must have been restaurated recently). I think this small church is one of the best things you can see in Lugano.

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Blanco, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

When we arrived in Lugano we walked by the Church (we stayed at the Hotel next door. Our room overlooked the rooftop) they had a sign at the entrance Concert.. Free with times. We visited the church twice - it dates back to 1499, was part of a monastery. See Bernardino Luini's painting (1529) The Passion and Crucifixion of Christ,... More 

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

at the end of the old main street ,next to the new Coltural Centre Facing the lake Gives you a deep spiritual Feeling See the Division wall for the Monks

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

This free entry church is covered by beautiful frescoes and is easily accessed if you are strolling around the lake

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Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

We were strolling along the waterfront and came across this delightful old church so went inside. We were delighted to find the remains of some very interesting 15th century frescoes, so wonderfully preserved and all tell a very interesting story. There are information leaflets in all languages which give the history and the church and the story of the frescoes.

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Lima, Peru
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

One of the must see in Lugano. This old church has some very good frescoes decorating the interior, really worth seeing.

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Massapequa, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

Awe-struck by the scene of the Crucifixion's interpretation. Acoustics are excellent for any/all musical performances - usually free of charge.

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Barnet, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

Do not miss this church, superb wall paintings right next to Hotel International au Lac on the lake side.

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