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Address: Place de la Cathedrale, Lausanne 1005, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41 21 316 71 60
09:00 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:30

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Beautiful views

Fab views of Lausanne from outside, warm and welcoming inside. Lovely cafe doing hot chocolates just below

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Fab views of Lausanne from outside, warm and welcoming inside. Lovely cafe doing hot chocolates just below

Thank Mum9813
Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The cathedral is supposed to be the finest Gothic building in Switzerland. It is a beautiful building. Besides religious services there a numerous concerts that are played here. There's a 7,000 pipe organ here. I didn't climb the tower but the views from outside the cathedral are worth the walk up the covered stairs.

Thank xfooey
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the largest Gothic Cathedral in Switzerland and the most impressive, according to architectural historians. It is indeed a very large and impressive building, with beautiful towers and a spire, which tower over the city of Lausanne. As the cathedral is rather austere inside, this allows you to appreciate the pure architectural line all the more. The most decorative... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is one of my favourite place in Lausanne. It is magnificent even now under renovation. I have always enjoyed going there every time i m back. Peacefull and resplendicent. The architechture is mezmerizing.

Thank jpit9
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're in Lausanne and you like this kind of monuments... You must arrange some time to walk in the streets near the cathedral and visit it. I woul recommend to check if any concert is scheduled. The cathedral has a huge Iberia pipe organ and concerts usual.

Thank Jestanislau
Marbella, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went into the cathedral during a very rainy afternoon as a way of seeking refuge from the torrents of rain that fell in Lausanne that day. But the insides of the cathedral was breath-taking ! I wish I had a guide with me to explain the history of the sculptures or a bit of the past of the place... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

magnificent! austere, but full of magic. with a marvelous view of the city...take a walk around the old city to reach the castle...

Thank Leprottinis
Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Usually I'm not a big fan of cathedrals or churches, but this one is actually very nice and interesting to visit. I liked it that it is almost bare of ornaments, besides the beautiful colored glass windows. Didn't spend there too much time -- maybe 15 or 20 minutes -- and it was enough for me.

Thank Bruce C
Lausanne, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is very sad to hear about the wonderful decorations and colors which were purposely taken down by the austere protestants taking over from the Catholics. There is a special room for pilgrims which is worth visiting and a tomb with an unusual story as well as spectacular window and organ. Better to go with a guide .

Thank mrscatalano
Ayr, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the moment you enter this cathedral you are gripped by its history. Building started in the 12th Century and its antiquity is evident. That said you can see the evidence of its development over the centuries with a magnificent new organ taking centre stage. A place of peace and contemplation and a must see if you visit Lausanne.

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