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Cattedrale di San Lorenzo

Via Cattedrale, Lugano, Switzerland
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Ranked #16 of 31 Attractions in Lugano
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals
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Adelaide, Australia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
45 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

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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133 helpful votes 133 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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86 reviews 86 reviews
26 attraction reviews
152 helpful votes 152 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
79 helpful votes 79 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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118 reviews 118 reviews
54 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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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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