Mario Botta's Mountain Church

Local nameChiesa di San Giovanni Battista
LocationLavizzara, Switzerland

The Church of San Giovanni Battista is located in the alpine village of Mogno in the Swiss canton of Ticino. It was built between 1994 and 1996 on the site of an older church, which was levelled by an avalanche in 1986. The church is named after St John the Baptist.

The new church was designed by the Swiss architect Mario Botta who used marble and granite from the valleys of the area.

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Phone +41 91 753 18 85

Address Mogno 40, 6696 Lavizzara, Switzerland

Coordinates 46°25'50.116" N 8°39'48.19" E

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