Chiesa San Carlo Borromeo, Lugano

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  • San Carlo Borromeo is a 17th-century Baroque church dedicated to St. Charles. If there were such a thing as a modest, non-trump Baroque, San Carlo would be a good example of this. The narrow portal, renovated in 2001, stands relatively unobtrusively in the row of houses of Via Nassa and also inside the often overloaded with clumsy gestures of impressive many baroque churches is missing. I particularly like the balance between the monochrome simple walls, which are decorated in grey and white, the plastically modelled column capitals and the lavishly designed altar. Here, the architect has skillfully achieved that the viewer's gaze is focused on the essential areas.
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  • Beautiful church that is hidden amidst commercial constructions. Beautiful altar with the Madonna della Girdle. (in April 2018)
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  • Beautiful church
  • Very nice little church, located in Via Nassa, the central pedestrian zone of Lugano. It is worth a visit, as it is rich in art. Very well preserved and very intimate. Exceptional and unique exposure (for a short time) of: "St. Francis in meditation" of Merisi (Caravaggio) that embellishes and enchants.
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