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Address: Lugano, Switzerland
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Amazing Views!

A must see when visiting Lugano. You can reach Monte San Salvatore by funicular. You can also hike up or down but it is quite steep! Amazing views up top so make sure you go on a... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Grueziland E
Basel, Switzerland

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Basel, Switzerland
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A must see when visiting Lugano. You can reach Monte San Salvatore by funicular. You can also hike up or down but it is quite steep! Amazing views up top so make sure you go on a clear day.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was looking forwrd to visitng Lugano and especially San Salvatore. So glad I managed to do it despite of the rain. The views of the lake and the surroundings are one of a kind. There are labels with viewpoints, a restaurant, a museum, you could make shortr or longer walks in the wood, or sit for a picnic. Really... More 

Thank Tsvetelina G
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked up to the summit from the mid-station of the funicular, then continued to Morcote via the Parco San Grato gardens. In May 2017 the summit at San Salvatore had an interesting display of historical tourist posters, themed around the use of the edelweiss to promote events in Switzerland.

Thank jwhitbyToffen
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely stunning place to visit! The funicular ride is quite nice and on top you see an amazing scenery. We visited on a cloudy day yet it was still fantastic. Especially the clouds below and around us made it quite spectacular. There is also a restaurant on top that seemed to be quite popular among locals. And looking at the... More 

Thank Kristiina83
Tokyo, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take the mountain train to the top and have a nice stroll to see the stunning views around Lugano. Must not miss it. If you have a Lugano Ticket or Swiss pass, you can get a discount on the tickets.

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Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whether you hike or take funicular, the mountain offers amazing view on the lake of Lugano. There small church on the top with viewing terrace so you can see perfectly the whole neighborhood.

Thank Michał W
Frankfurt, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't miss the San Salvatore cable car to the top. You'll experience spectacular lake views. Although a bit expensive, it's worth the ride.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 433 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The 1.600 m long funicular railway from 1890 will get you to the top of the 912 m high Monte San Salvatore which is located in Paradise, a suburb on the west side of Lugano, Switzerland. The 12 min. steep ride, which costs 26 SF for a round trip, departs every 30 min. and after reaching the top will reward... More 

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Reviewed April 17, 2017

Taking the funicular is worth it if your have the half fare card. Option to hike down too if you have the time.

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Reviewed April 13, 2017

Take the funicolare to the top of Lugano an enjoy gorgeous sightseeing up to the highest alp mountains. Buy a single ticket and make a walk from Salvatore to Ciona or Carona. But don't forget good shoes.

Thank Francis K

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