The Jesuit Church of Lucerne is, in my opinion, one of the most beautiful religous buildings in Switzerland. In the Baroque style next to the River Ruess, the Onion-domed church is a clearly identifiable landmark.
The interior, as you can see, is oppulant in the extreme - a typical feature of the Baroque style of architecure. The altar, although apparently made from marble, is actually marble-stucco on wood - the swamp the church was built on would not support a marble alter of this size.
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