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Cattedrale di San Lorenzo

Address: Via Cattedrale, Lugano, Switzerland
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Ranked #12 of 38 things to do in Lugano
Type: Churches & cathedrals, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Churches & cathedrals, Sights & Landmarks
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Adelaide, Australia
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178 reviews 178 reviews
132 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Whilst the church was being renovated and we could not see all of it, what we saw was stunning and it will be magnificent when completed. We were visiting in September 13 so should be done by now.

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New york
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125 attraction reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

The church was located up a small hill which is about 10-15 min walk from the lake. There is a terrace outside the church which offers a bird eye view of the lake. The church was undergoing renovation/restoration at the time we visit, so we were not able to view the interior of the church. It was close to the... More 

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Hertfordshire, England
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91 reviews 91 reviews
28 attraction reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Major refurbishment (May 2014). Looks like it will be quite a long time before it will reopen for "business". One side chapel is open but strike this off your walking plans for a while! Especially as it's uphill to get there!

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Lugano, Switzerland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Lugano's cathedral is undergoing a complete restauration, and is therefore closed; only the small, but nice chapel dedicated to Mary of all Graces is open to public.

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Montgomery, Alabama
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67 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013 via mobile

The church has a marvelous view of the city and Lake Lugano, located halfway between the railway station and the lake. It has a lovely early Renaissance facade and a Baroque interior with seveal lovely frescoes. The church dates back to at least 1078, and is well worth a visit for its beauty, the view, and its soul-satisfying peacefulness.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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125 reviews 125 reviews
56 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

Well placed in the small town and a feeling of awe and holiness on a hot day. A spiritual oasis that relaxed us and left us content.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

The main church is almost completely obscured with scaffolding and temporary walls. The small side chapel is open and beautiful, though.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

a delightful place filled with charm and serenity with wonderful frescos ,go , sit ,and take in that feeling of peace that you rarely find .

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