11 May 2012

Day 11 : Luzerne (6) : Jesuitenkirche

The next stop on our visit to Lucerne was the Jesuitenkirche.
 
The cornerstone of this baroque church was laid in December 1666 and construction began in 1667.  The church was consecrated in 1677 but the interior was not yet finished.  The onion-topped towers were only completed in 1893.

Side view of the church

Jesuit missionary Saint Francis Xavier
patron of Lucerne's Jesuit Church

above front door

Onion-topped towers

Nave and high altar

Beautiful rose and white plaster decorations

Main organ, built by Swiss organ
manufacturers Metzler in 1980-1982


Detail on ceiling

Nave and high altar

High altar


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