Founded in 1535 as the first Swiss site of the Franciscan Friars.
The building was enlarged and transformed during the 17th and 18th Century.
The Parish Church of Sant'Abbondio is set away from the village, in a picturesque location. It can be reached via an avenue flanked by cypress trees.
A remarkable building with a Renaissance facade. Inside there are many frescoes and valuable Baroque decorations.
The Church of Santa Maria degli Angeli is the most important church of Lugano. It contains the famous Renaissance fresco of the Passion and the Crucifixion by the Italian artist Bernardino Luini.
In the church is possible to admire frescoes from various periods, a beautiful illusionistic dome and a 1700 organ.
The Chiesa Santa Maria degli Angeli, built between 1992 and 1996 and designed by the world-famous architect Mario Botta, is an architectural marvel.
National Historic Monument. Built in the X century, it contains frescoes from different periods, including the late Romanesque cycle in the apse.
A pilgrimage destination. It includes important frescoes from the 13th and 17th Century. As already documented in 674 it was a church dedicated to the Madonna.
Located in a unique scenic setting. A part of the high, rectangular building still consists of medieval masonry. The latest renovation dates back to 1972/73.
Inside an Artificial Brain. Permanent Interactive Installation by Alex Dorici and Luca Maria Gambardella.
A majestic building from the late Renaissance with remarkable stuccoes and frescoes from the 15th and 16th century.
A Medieval rectangular building restored in the years 1959/1971, whose present choir perhaps replaces an old semi-circular apse.
Start from the lakefront, climb the first part of the monumental flight of steps and you’ll reach Sant’ Antonio Abate church.
Beautified by a splendid twin arched window, the 50 metre, three floor tower was built in 1249 as the final element in the village’s defence walls.
Nature, history and architecture harmoniously are intertwined at the impressive terraced cemetery built in 1750 and which still towers majestically over the village.
Inside one can admire a fresco of the sixteenth century, an excellent reproduction of the Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci.
The oratory was built in 1819 on a hill with a beautiful panoramic view of the Val Colla.
It is documented since 1078. Its present look follows a renovation. Other reconstruction works and restorations were respectively completed in the third quarter of the 18th century and in 1935.