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Monte San Salvatore

Address: Lugano, Switzerland
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Ranked #1 of 26 Activities in Lugano
Type: Other outdoor activities, Outdoor Activities
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Type: Other outdoor activities, Outdoor Activities

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Singapore, Singapore
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151 reviews 151 reviews
102 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
16 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
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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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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164 reviews 164 reviews
74 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
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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3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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Shorewood, Illinois
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41 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

In Lugano, Switzerland, do not miss the opportunity to take the funicular ride to the top of Monte San Salvatore. The panoramic views are simply spectacular! There is a restaurant at the top, along with a beautiful old chapel. Be sure to take the narrow stairway on top of the chapel where you will find the most spectacular views of... More 

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New york
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316 reviews 316 reviews
125 attraction reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

To reach Monte San Salvatore, one needs to take a funicular which is located in a town called Paradiso. Paradiso can be reached from Lugano by walking (~30 min) or by bus (~10 min). It is about 5 minute walk to the the funicular station. The ride to the Mountain is about 10-15 minutes. From the funicular station on the... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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541 attraction reviews
382 helpful votes 382 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The funicular trip from Paridiso to the summit is fantastic. Once you get there, the views are spectacular. Not to be missed!

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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111 reviews 111 reviews
17 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We went up to salvatore in the cable car. This was a very enjoyable. The panaramic views were stunning. Great photo opportunities!

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