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Cathedrale de Lausanne

Place de la Cathedrale, Lausanne 1005, Switzerland
021 316 71 60
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Ranked #3 of 33 attractions in Lausanne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites
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London, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The Cathedral is very nice and impressive from the inside. However, I liked the place for the panoramic view of the city that you can enjoy from the outside.

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Haworth, New Jersey
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16 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Not huge, but quite beautiful and simple, but the stain glass windows are really beautiful, especially the ones to the left of main altar. They are quite high in the cathedral, but incredible detailed and almost like a glass mosaic. While we were there, they were either tuning the organ or practicing for the service the next day. Very special... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Maybe it is just my fondness of old monumental churches, but it is a great location with a great view to the surroundings

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Bangkok, Thailand
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96 reviews 96 reviews
8 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Lausanne's Old Town is worth a visit and the cathedral is one if the highlights. It is presently being restored outside so there was some scaffolding. The interior was interesting and we lingered to listen to an organ/ violin reital.

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Lake District,Cumbria
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49 reviews 49 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This is the largest catherdral in Switzerland.It is situated at the top of the old town of Lausanne and dominates the center of the city. It has stunning stained glass windows & a magnificent organ above the entrance of the catherdral. It is definately worth a walk up into the old town to see it.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I like to visit old Church's. The architecture is always amazing. If you have an hour to spare in your busy day of sight seeing, Id definitely include this into your schedule. TIP: pay the 3-5 francs to climb to the top of the tower. You get a stunning view of the city from there so its well worth it.... More

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

One of the most informative cathedrals that I have visited in a spectacular location. It provide a narrative all around the walls about the significance of trees. A beautiful city located on Lake Geneva.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I am not religious, however, this work of art is a historical landmark of Europe. Located in the old town section of Lausanne, the walk in the area is absolutely charming with a grand view of the city. Stop by for lunch at one of the surrounding small but charming restaurants. To get there is a steep but short climb... More

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Different from other European Cathedrals. Definitely is worth a watch if you are in the area. BTW a Lausanne-history museum is close-by, but a fee is included.

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York, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
35 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Worth a look at the very interesting stained glass windows from several different periods. Don't miss the side door with all the sculptures - this is what greeted pilgrims on their arrival at the cathedral.

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