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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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Nice cathedral - good views from the top

We enjoyed wandering in the cathedral, which was beautiful. Our favorite part was hiking up the steps to see the views of Lausanne from the top! We love getting to a "high point... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed wandering in the cathedral, which was beautiful. Our favorite part was hiking up the steps to see the views of Lausanne from the top! We love getting to a "high point" in a town/city and being able to get our bearings from the top of the tower. This, was no disappointment and offered a great overview of the... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Cathedral looks great. Old building with massive stained glasses. Open form 9am. Well worth to visit. There is a terrace outside where you could admire amazing view of the city. Well worth sent 15 minutes.

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Singspore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

A very interesting cathedral - well worth taking a tour to hear about the night watchmen who still call the hour, since the Middle Ages. Great views over the city

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Echallens, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

One of the best cathedral around Europe, great view from the tower and a very nice place to relax for a while. Absolutely cristal sound if you have the chance to attend a concert in the cathedral.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The cathedral is more spectacular from the outside, particularly the portal, than from the inside, from whihc much decoriation was removed suring the reformation. However, it is worht walking around the interior because there are many informative signs explaining the history of the cathedral and the symbolism of the remaining decorations.

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Chicago, IL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

It was a beautiful cathedral- didn't take long to view the inside. The coolest part was seeing the cathedral lit up at night. It was purplish and looked like it could've been at the site of Harry Potter. We loved going to the cathedral at 11pm (you can do it from 10pm-2am) to hear the cryer make an announcement after... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

As most cathedrals, this church has gone trough many alterations and restorations (construction began in 1175, one hundred years later the church was consecrated by Pope Gregory X). It remains one of the most important Gothic churches in Switzerland. The so-called "painted portal" has medieval statued dating from 1215-1230) - the figures have a serene dignity. Notable is also the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Because this cathedral was stripped of all opulent decorations during the Reformation, the architecture takes center stage. There is a grand, almost austere, presence about the place. My visit was enhanced by an unexpected organ concert, which was utterly enthralling. Be sure to check out the Rose Window, one of the sole surviving original stained glass windows from the 12th... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015 via mobile

If you are into visiting churches - go to the cathedral of Lausanne. When you are really fit you can go up the tower (quite some steps to take).

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Geneva, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Worth a visit if you are in Lausanne, but those who like ornate and somptuous churches will be deceived by the austerity and severity of this cathedral

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Additional Information about Cathedrale de Lausanne

Address: Place de la Cathedrale, Lausanne 1005, Switzerland
Phone Number: 021 316 71 60
Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Vaud  >  Lausanne
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm

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