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Cathedrale de Lausanne

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Address: Place de la Cathedrale, Lausanne 1005, Switzerland
Phone Number: 021 316 71 60
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Gothic, goes back to the XII century...

Has the last "Guet" of Europe that every night that God makes announces the passing hours by shouting from the Cathedral's highest point. And the October 1536 the "dispute de... read more

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Has the last "Guet" of Europe that every night that God makes announces the passing hours by shouting from the Cathedral's highest point. And the October 1536 the "dispute de Lausanne" during which the invading Berne Lords "invited" the Vaudoise to choose protestantisme...

Thank Papily1803
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This Cathedral is maybe one of the most important Gothic buildings in Switzlerland. Make sure you'll walt there from downtown to enjoy charming streets of Lausanne. For those who can't go by stairs maybe taxi as there are lot's of steps

Thank jaymedrummond
Singapore, Singapore
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited the church just about an hour before closing time and had a surprised. The church organist started playing on the old church organ and everyone just stood still and listened to the beautiful pieces he was playing. The church was so peaceful, quiet and clean.

Thank PatChan37
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Although I've seen other cathedrals that stunned me more, this one was quite pretty. It had some nice windows and a great organ above the main entrance. Part of the draw is the view from the cathedral over the lower town - gorgeous! Worth even a quick stop (I would've liked to climb the tower or enjoy some music here,... More 

Thank 274beckyk
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This Cathedral is located at the top of the hill in old town. It's worth the walk all the way up it. Even though we visited on a cloudy day, it was still very pretty.

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Crassier, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Another reviewer said "an average old church." I, however, went to hear Mozart's Requiem and it was more than Splendid. European churches can seem old, dank, and basically dead, but if you can visit during a concert the place comes alive and the walls, organ and stain glass windows can speak to your heart and soul. Take more time and... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We only considered visiting the cathedral as we were in Lausanne on a public holiday weekend and there was next to nothing open or to do. We had seen many cathedrals already on our travels through Europe but this one took us by surprise in its own right. Apart from its architecture which is worthy of attention, the church tower... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This old roman cathedral is very impressive and really worth visit! It situated on to of the hill with beautiful views on the city and the Leman lake. It possesses one of the most beautiful stained glass windows I have seen in a church! If you can, climb the tower, it's only 5 francs per person and the view is... More 

Thank JakubBialek
Lausanne, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went there last week. Ok, it's nice but I've been in much greater churches and cathedrals around Europe.Took me 6 minutes to take a walk inside the church and there is an information leaflet in english too when you enter. No entrance fee is charged and the view outside is beautiful. Be careful as the nearby history museum of Lausanne... More 

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Montreux, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

A must for those who are into history and architecture. Walk up to top of the main tower and enjoy views of the city, the lake and the alps.

Thank FelixStuttgart

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