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Cathedrale de Lausanne

Place de la Cathedrale, Lausanne 1005, Switzerland
021 316 71 60
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Ranked #4 of 35 Attractions in Lausanne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Worth a stroll through if you are passing by but I wouldn't be making a bee-line for it straight away. As lovely as most European churches.

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Münster, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Just another cathedral of its type.. nothing special though. Well, if you are visiting the city, just pay a visit. On the way to this cathedral, there is a place where you will have a very beautiful view of lake and mountains. That is nice but about cathedral, I didnt find anything special.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

It is a lovely church in that it is not stuffy and you can walk in and out without feeling self conscious!

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London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Not really my thing but an impressive structure set high over Lausanne. Only average to me but I am sure very well worth a visit to others.

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Colorado Spring
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

So Beautiful! Just towers over the city. Absolutely breathtaking. Very hilly to get to the Cathedrale but so worth it. Very neat trip and cool looking!

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Boston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The Cathedrale is impressive on the outside, but inside you learn fast that the Reformation led to the stripping of places like these, without all that much taking its place (unlike, say, many of the English cathedrals). Stop in if you're on a walking tour of Lausanne, but I wouldn't make it an essential part of a stay in Lausanne.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

I'm not religious by any means, but I can still appreciate amazing architecture, and this is just that. Beautiful building!

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Just above riponne M2 stop is this magnificent Cathedral. Impressive inside and even better from outside. Do not miss the nice view from the outside. Visit it in the morning but also in night (especially for the view)! The uphill totally worth the effort. After the visit continue to the Bessiere bridge or enjoy a cold beer in the surrounding... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

It's impressive inside and out, the best thing for us though was probably the view out the front overlooking the town.

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Bargara, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Despite having been in what seems like thousands of churches and cathedrals one is always unable to go past just one more. This cathedral has wonderful stained glass windows and the information on the carvings of flowers and plants was very interesting. A great view from the forecourt if the weather is kind.

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