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Address: Lugano, Switzerland

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Great views, over-priced restaurant at top, lots of sunshine

I've heard it's better than Monte Bre (haven't tested that, though), so we chose this. We went up to the small church at the top to get the really dramatic views, and it was worth... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

I've heard it's better than Monte Bre (haven't tested that, though), so we chose this. We went up to the small church at the top to get the really dramatic views, and it was worth it. The service at the restaurant was ranging from the friendly to the horrendously miserable (funny, because it wasn't our waiter that was behaving like... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

it costs CHF 30.- per person to use the funiculare up to the top of San Salvatore (and CHF 15.- for 1/2 price train abo owners) The view is amazing and the restaurant is very good and prices are surprisingly modests! CHF 5.- for a pint of beer! During spring time, make sure you bing a windbreaker/light jacket even if... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

it was a lovely clear sunny day when we were here the views of the lake and surrounding mountains were stunning lots of vantage points for photos including on top of the church roof at its highest point. nothing negative to say.

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Fribourg, Switzerland
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56 reviews 56 reviews
45 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Going on this hill was probably the best part of our trip to Lugano - the view from up there is EXCEPTIONAL. Loved this place.

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Singapore, Singapore
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103 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Monte San Salvatore is only opened till 2nd November in 2014 (for the funicular). Hence remember to check for opening timings else you will have to hike up. If you are driving, upon buying the tickets, do let the lady know so that you can pick up a parking coin (for exiting the carpark later). At the top, there's a... More 

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26 reviews 26 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I ran the path up to the top today. The path is easy to follow. I ran in my race shoes, and that was a fail. The path is made for trail shoes og hiking boots. The first 2 km up is about 24% and the last km is a bit easyer. A beautiful path and a very nice view... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Spectacular panoramic view of the landscape of Lugano and a great view of the region. Very good experience with the funicular. Certainly worth it!

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La Rochelle, France
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39 reviews 39 reviews
5 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Took the funicular from Paradiso on the last day it was running this year, so got reduced price ticket and musical entertainment at the restaurant at the top of Monte San Salvatore. The views from the restaurant veranda were fantastic, but even better, and well worth it, were the views after a steep climb to the top of the church.... More 

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Kennebunkport, Maine
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74 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

A bit pricey. Have to change and take a second funicular. If a funicular arrives- take it. Otherwise you have to wait 20 or 30 minutes and then, if it's crowded, you still might have people standing in front of you. if you get a seat, someone is sure to stand in front of you. We went late morning and... More 

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Muensingen, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Walk up from Paradiso or Carona (nicer, but you need a good map to find the start of the hiking trail). Take the cable car down.

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