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Jesuitenkirche, Lucerne

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#1 of 10 in Historic Sites in Lucerne
Church · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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The first large-scale Baroque church in Switzerland, Jesuitenkirche was constructed in 1666 for the Jesuits. It sits dramatically on the banks of the Reuss River, its symmetrical onion domes clearly recognizable in the city's skyline. Step inside to witness the building's even more impressive interior. Elaborate frescoes, brightly colored domes, a magnificent organ, large chandeliers, and a gilded altar all contribute to the splendor of this historic church. Take time to examine the red marble in the side chapels closely--they are actually the result of clever paintwork. With our online itinerary creator, Lucerne attractions like Jesuitenkirche can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • A stunning church - so different than what you would usually expect in such a historic religious site. The inside is worth seeing, particularly if you've enjoyed gothic or typical cathedrals of... 
    A stunning church - so different than what you would usually expect in such a historic religious site. The inside is worth seeing, particularly if you've enjoyed gothic or typical cathedrals of...  more »
  • Testament to the Counter Reformation, it’s a glorious expression of high Baroque and Stucco. A marvellous and powerful façade and exterior is fitting for what lies within. Extraordinary in... 
    Testament to the Counter Reformation, it’s a glorious expression of high Baroque and Stucco. A marvellous and powerful façade and exterior is fitting for what lies within. Extraordinary in...  more »
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  • Absolutely stunning church! I popped in to take a look and Christmas Day and to my joyful surprise a mass was going on! It was either in Latin or Italian and was such a beautiful moment. Definitely check out this beauty!
  • What an interesting church. So different from the gothic cathedrals. Really enjoyed looking at the light and bright interior facade. And I loved that they had plants by the altar - haven't seen that before!

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