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Cattedrale di San Lorenzo

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Cattedrale di San Lorenzo

205 Reviews
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Via Cattedrale, Lugano 6900 Switzerland
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Lugano & Morcote, Switzeland private guided tour
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Lugano & Morcote, Switzeland private guided tour

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During this guided tour you will see the Town of Lugano and the Town of Morcote, Switzerland: Lugano the Swiss pearl in the Canton Ticino region, we will see Luini’s famous fresco inside the church of St. Mary, then we will walk along Via Nassa, famous fashion street of Lugano, we will see the cathedral of Lugano with its 15th century frescoes. We will get down the hill to see the city hall and walking along the lakeside we will see Ciani's park and the casino of Lugano from outside. We will go back to via Nassa and we will go to the town of Morcote: Morcote is one of the most beautiful village in Switzerland, it is a town surrounded by the nature divided from the lake in front of the town and the hills just behind it.You will enjoy Morcote a calm and relaxing town close to the most famous Lugano town. This is a private guided tour for your group only or if you are a single tourist only for you. Please specify if you need any transfer to reach Lugano we can provide with it.
$150.56 per adult
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Aragorn65 wrote a review Aug 2020
London, United Kingdom1,136 contributions200 helpful votes
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This church is on the way to the city centre if you coming from the train station. You can rest there, specially in the summer months, when it’s very hot outside. You will find a stained glass windows with many beautiful altars. Outside, you will have a view for a lake and old town. Worth visiting!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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845JennyF wrote a review Oct 2019
Romsey, United Kingdom78 contributions34 helpful votes
I'll be honest - I didn't like it. There's a lot of art work in there, but it doesn't appear to me to make a harmonious whole. That said, the pietra dura looks very fine, the frontage is good, and there is a lot to look at. And so refreshing, after England, to walk into a cathedral that doesn't charge to go in.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Claude B wrote a review Aug 2019
Atlanta, Georgia270 contributions105 helpful votes
The "Cattedrale di San Lorenzo" is a Roman Catholic cathedral dedicated to Saint Lawrence. It was founded in the High Middle Ages but rebuilt in the late 15th century, with the façade completed in 1517. It is the seat of the Bishop of Lugano. The middle sector is the main portal and a large rose window with the decoration of cherubs executed after 1578. The decorations of the portals' frames are of high quality, with figures of puttoes, birds, and lion-protomes. The central portal, called the "Saints Portal", has five medallions with reliefs, depicting four saints and, in the middle, the Virgin with Child. Between the portal's frame and the entablature are two angels carrying torches, resembling the decoration of the Roman triumphal arches. Between the portals, inside square frames, are busts of the Four Evangelists and of the Kings Solomon and David. The entablature frieze has 17 figures, including biblical characters and the Sibyls. The main portal of the Romanesque church is now moved to the sacristy.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Sergiy M wrote a review Jul 2019
Dublin, Ireland1,604 contributions152 helpful votes
Situated on the hill with beautiful view of Lugano lake opens from the front of cathedral. Cathedral itself is a masterpiece. Must be seen.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Ana4G wrote a review Jun 2019
Portugal541 contributions60 helpful votes
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Cattedrale di San Lorenzo (in English: Cathedral of Saint Lawrence) is located in a high part of the city, giving you a great view. The style of the church is Roman and amazingly a church is known to this location as far back as year 818. It has obviously since then have many faces, becoming finally a cathedral in 1888 with great renovations that ended in 1910. The inside details are amazing, with dramatic frescoes and beautiful details on the ceilings. It’s not your most impressive Cathedral, but it’s very worth the visit, the view and the History.
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Date of experience: October 2018
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