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Monte San Salvatore

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Address: Lugano, Switzerland
Phone Number: 41919852828
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Lovely views of Lugano! Great for a morning or afternoon trip

San Salvatore is a fantastic landmark of Lugano, sitting majestically on the Lago Lugano, overlooking the city and surrounding area! On the top there is a restaurant/café along... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

San Salvatore is a fantastic landmark of Lugano, sitting majestically on the Lago Lugano, overlooking the city and surrounding area! On the top there is a restaurant/café along with a small chapel and viewing terraces. The top can either be reached with the Funiculare (not free!) based from Lugano-Paradiso or on foot across the various hiking paths along the mountainside.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

To get the best views of Lake Lugano requires a bit of a trek as those nearer the Funicular station are often partially blocked by trees. The view we found was about 15 minutes walk over rough. Problem we had was the funicular was €26 EACH. Plus they have the cheek to charge €4 to park in their car park.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We were there as part of a business meeting, so we took the cable car (and I can't comment on its costs as other travelers did). But the ascent was perfect and we had one of the most magnificent views you could imagine on Lugano and other surrounding lakes. The day was so clean that we were able to se... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The view from San Salvatore is amazing. You can see Lugano and surrounding cities. I was lucky to be there in a sunny clear day. There is also a museum with some curious facts on religion and an old lighting laboratory...and a church at the top.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Great adventure! A little train brings you up a steep slope, landing you on top of San Salvatore mountain. Gorgeous view, interesting little museum and a restaurant make this outing interesting and worthwhile. Many hiking trails bring you to beautiful little villages and the sea. I recommend the hike to Morcote, 3 hours under a gorgeous and luscious canopy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Although there are stairs to reach the church on top, once you go up on its roof the view from the top is magnificent. Worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We were staying in Lake Como for a week so took a side trip to Lugano, Switzerland, less than hour away. Border crossing was a guard waving us through. Only complication is Lugano uses Swiss Francs not euros and if you pay in euros, you get Swiss francs back. Most places take credit cards though. This fernicular ride was expensive... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Enjoyed the double funicular ride which whisks you up a thousand feet. The views at the top are impressive and there is a pretty 18c chapel too. The single cafe was surprisingly friendly and good, given the captive audience, but pricey.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

The funicular ride from Paradiso to Monte San Salvatore is fun. The view is spectacular.The church on top of the mountain is lovely. One must go inside the church and sit there for sometime to experience the positive energy .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

if you visit Lugano, you must take the funicular up to visit the top of Monte San Salvatore. The views (even on a hazy day) are spectacular. The funicular is very interesting, and affordable with the 1/2 price Swiss Pass. The walk up to the San Salvatore church is a nice winding path and some stairs. You can walk up... More 

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Address: Lugano, Switzerland
Phone Number: 41919852828
Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lugano

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