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Address: Via Cattedrale, Lugano, Switzerland
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nice church

mostly closed for renovations but has a great view from the top, you can still go inside the cathedral but mostly it is closed.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

mostly closed for renovations but has a great view from the top, you can still go inside the cathedral but mostly it is closed.

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Brno, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Always like to return to this cathedral to light up a candle. Fresco paintings are amazing. Entry is free.

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Reigate, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The only reason I have given this a low grading is because it is currently just a building site. The location is superb overlooking Old Lugano and the lake . Although the doors are open only one side chapel is open for devotions. All the rest of the altars are closed off behind dust sheets. The entire complex would appear... More 

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Tempe, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

This cathedral is very close to the train station, so if you are traveling by train, it is worth a stop. It is under renovation, but there are some limited views of, for example, a chapel. You can also glimpse the renovation project in action. The cathedral exterior has some interesting embellishments, and there is a nice view of the... More 

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Zaandam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Unfortunately the inside of the cathedral is under construction. So you can see only a very small bit of it. Otherwise it must be beautiful!

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Crete, Greece
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The cathedral is virtually closed (May 2015 and for a long time to come) due to renovations. No problem with that, but at the moment it is not a place to visit. The most rewarding aspect is the sound of the great bells there which are still functioning.

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Adelaide, Australia
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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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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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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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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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