Santa Maria degli Angeli Church

Lugano, Switzerland

Madonna degli Angioli church, which was originally part of a Franciscan monastery, is home to Switzerland's most famous Renaissance fresco. It covers the whole wall of the nave. The 'Passion and and Crucifixion of Christ' is defined by great expressiveness and vividness of the individual scenes.

The whole fresco resembles a magnificent gobelin. Take some time to study it closely. On the left wall of the nave is a large fresco depicting the Last Supper and on the first of the four side altars is also a fresco, depicting the Virgin Mary and the Christ Child. Both are attributed to Luini and reflect the influence of Leonardo da Vinci.The church is located on Piazza Bernardino Luini, at the end of Via Nassa, the city's elegant shopping boulevard.

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Founded: 1499
Category: Religious sites in Switzerland

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luke vejse (3 years ago)
The place where the church is located is very beautiful, next to it you can go shopping from LV or from Antonioli, there is also a beautiful museum known in lugano (LAC) and a BEAUTIFUL view of Lake Lugano.
Eugen Safin (3 years ago)
A small and quiet church. Worth a visit.
Zahra Rusconi (3 years ago)
It's magic
Riclufer (4 years ago)
Igreja em estilo renascentista. Várias e belas pinturas em sua fachada e interior. Vale a penas a subida até lá.
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