This beautiful church stands on the River Reuss a few meters from Kappelbruecke. It is the work of Austrian and Italian architects and dates back to 1666. It was built for the Jesuit community when they arrived in Lucerne as part of the Counter revolution in the mid 17th century.
Baroque churches in my opinion, are usually very beautiful, but some are more beautiful than others. This to my mind, is one of the better ones, equal to St Peterskirche in Salzburg and St Maria Hilferkirche in Freiburg Im Bresgau. It is must to see if you are into beautiful churches and happen to be visiting Lucerne.
On the banks of the river flowing through the town and located between the Chapel Bridge and the Spreuer Bridge, the Jesuit Church is hard to miss.
The first large sacral Baroque building in Switzerland built in 1666 by Father Christoph Vogler.
The vault was redecorated in the 18th century.
The church is a good place to get your bearings and take a breather from sightseeing. There are plenty of bike racks and benches outside next to the river to park your bike and relax with the locals as well.
the choir is practising--you will be in for a marvelous treat. I was incredibly lucky to be able to visit there while the choir was practising for their Christmas program. The Church itself is lovely...but being able to sit there and listen to the sublime music at the same time was utterly wonderful!
The weather may have been a bit damp and cold but visiting in late November was well worth it because of all the little treats like this.
Jesuitenkirche is considdered to be the most beautiful baroque church of Switzerland and it dates back to the year 1666. The 2 onion-covered towers were added more than 200 myears later and Jesuitenkirche is for sure one of the most significant tourist-sights in Luzern, also for the fact that it is conveniently located close to the old city and tto Kapellbruecke.
You may enter that church freely and without restrictions during the day and may take a closer look to the rich stucco-works and the altars with fine red marble.
Lucerne's Jesuit Church is the first large baroque church built in Switzerland north of the alps - easily recognisable by its twein towers. Today it is often uesd as a concert hall - the acoustics must be wonderful. Don't neglect to pop inside and admire the marble stucco and decorative paintings on the ceiling. (see other pics)
After a great concert in the KKL, a night filled with dancing, drinking, and debauchery we had a day off of work...in Lucerne. I wasn't going to miss the walking tour of the city that the 2nd flute player in the orchestra told me about, and what I saw was well worth the fatigue from 2 hours of sleep. The Jesuit Church of Lucerne was number three on this particular tour but it was only steps from my hotel. After finding out the Jesuits were called into Lucerne during the 16th century to counteract the declining moral values and religious lifestyle, I figured this stop was all too appropriate for this morning.
On the south bank of the Reuss river, facing Unter der Egg is a triangular area known as the Kleinstadt, originally walled. The huge Jesuit Church was built between 1666 and 1673 and is dedicated to St. Franz Xaver. The two onion domed spires were added in 1893. This is one of the finest Baroque churches in Switzerland. The interior is very impressive, decorated with stucco works and the High Altar is decorated in superb red marble.
This one is probably a bit of a no-brainer. But one HAS to see this place if they travel here. The interior of the church is breathtaking. The common color pattern in it is white, pink, and gold. Gorgeous beyond words.
The Jesuitenkirche (Jesuit Church) is located between the two bridges,it was built in 1,667 and really this church looks beautiful with its pair of onion domes.In Austria you'll find many churches with this kind of dome,but they are unusual in Switzerland.
We had the chance to make a stop here and see the interior of the church.
This is a detailed picture taken inside the Jesuit Church.Its a nice painting in the high altar,and ceiling.
Really the interior decoration of that church is awesome,and I was glad to had the chance to see it for inside,with the nice explanations of our guide.He's a Art teacher in one University in Madrid,so you can imagine all his detailled explanations during the whole trip!.
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