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Jesuitenkirche, Lucerne

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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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  • The church is of jesuit run and the facade is simple compared to other church but imposing in aura. The church is well preserved and not that empty compared to other Swiss church . A very nice place.....  more
    The church is of jesuit run and the facade is simple compared to other church but imposing in aura. The church is well preserved and not that empty compared to other Swiss church . A very nice place.....  more »
  • This church is beautiful and has unique flags inside of fighting groups. But just keep in mind that the Jesuits were responsible for the death of thousands in the area and were cruel and brutal. 
    This church is beautiful and has unique flags inside of fighting groups. But just keep in mind that the Jesuits were responsible for the death of thousands in the area and were cruel and brutal.  more »
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  • 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!
  • Great service in German Language. Calm and reflective. I have enjoyed it very many times.

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