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Chiesa di Santa Maria degli Angeli

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Address: Lugano Centro, Lugano, Switzerland
Phone Number: 410919220112
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From the outside of this unassuming church you would never imagine that inside it houses such amazing and old frescos. It is located well away from the main centre but is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the outside of this unassuming church you would never imagine that inside it houses such amazing and old frescos. It is located well away from the main centre but is defintely worth looking in on. Quite a find!

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

located along the touristic lakeside, this renaissance church offers some amazing fresco and is definitely a must for a short stop along your way. there are also some fresco leftovers on the outer walls to see, but the main sights are inside.

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Orlando, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

Popped in here for a quick glance as part of a walking tour. The outside doesn't prepare you for the the beautiful artwork inside. "The Crucifixion" is reminiscent of DaVinci's. Definitely worth a visit.

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Arzier, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

Very well preserved and very old and famous frescos......Certainly worth a look during a visit to Lugano

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Lugano, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

The wall paintings are incredibles, full of vivid colours and seem alive; there aren't similar operas in Ticino!!

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

You can never imagine by looking at the outside of the building, how beautiful the artwork, (Fresco's) are inside of this church. I was stunned at the detail, and the preservation of these wonderful works of religious art. This is something that you must see if you are ever in Lugano. I'm SO glad we visited this.

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Lugano, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

if you are in Lugano, you won't miss this spectacular fresco. there is a very well done description about the history of the realization of the fresco.

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Perugia, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

These frescos are in beautiful shape and fairly dense, but the church is free and open all day, so visit more than once. Luini's style is unique -- he worked with Leonardo but was also influenced by Raphael. Nothing is labeled, so bring your guidebook or just enjoy.

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Cremona, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

Nice church in the center of Lugano and not far from the lake border. Great to sit down inside and look at all the the paints inside. Amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Near the end of town proper is this church which holds murals worthy of contemplation, since they are so detailed and magnificently rendered.

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