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Santuario di Oropa, Oropa

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Tucked away in the Alps, Santuario di Oropa is a religious sanctuary where you can also stay overnight. Be sure to check out the smaller basilica, which houses the statue of the Madonna of Oropa. The church is an excellent starting point for hiking, skiing, and rock climbing in the mountains. A range of rooms are available, and there's a restaurant on site. Plan your Santuario di Oropa visit and explore what else you can see and do in Oropa using our Oropa tour planner.
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  • Large place up on the hills from Biella. Started as a pilgrimage place, later turned into large cloister and the church. It had over 3000 rooms at some point. UNESCO site. 
    Large place up on the hills from Biella. Started as a pilgrimage place, later turned into large cloister and the church. It had over 3000 rooms at some point. UNESCO site.  more »
  • We visited it on a day off. A breathtaking place for anyone, spiritual and religious or not. An imposing building in a peaceful setting where you can let yourself get lost in space and time. After... 
    We visited it on a day off. A breathtaking place for anyone, spiritual and religious or not. An imposing building in a peaceful setting where you can let yourself get lost in space and time. After...  more »
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  • ๐Ÿ™†๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ™†Sanctuary of Oropa UNESCO HERITAGE This is a Marian Sanctuary - dedicated to the Black Madonna - located just over a dozen north of the city of Biella, in the hamlet of Oropa, at about 1,200 meters above sea level, in a spectacular natural amphitheater of mountains that surround the underlying city and are part of the Biellese Alps. The Sanctuary complex includes, in addition to the Sacro Monte di Oropa (about twenty minutes on foot going up to the left of the Sanctuary, and the original church (Basilica Antica) built in 1600 on the basis of an ancient shrine and the actual Sanctuary itself, equipped with various structures intended for the hospitality of faithful and tourists. It is possible to admire the interiors of the Ancient Basilica, the Gothic statue of the Black Madonna, the walkways, the various displays of nativity scenes from all over the world (some located in the crypt), and the majestic new church, characterized by a large dome visible in large part of the Biella area. A gem at the beginning of the square in front of the entrance to the religious complex is the presence of a train carriage, as a reminder of the Biella-Oropa tramway, abolished in 1958 which for over 40 years transported pilgrims and faithful to the Sanctuary. . . . . . . . More information follow me Gurjeet singh ๐Ÿ˜
  • Great place to visit. I strongly suggest to spend one night in the hotel. The dinner offered by the hotel is also very good and authentic. The staff of the hotel and restaurante are extremely nice and professional.

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