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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Claude B
Reviewed July 29, 2019 via mobile

Situated on the hill with beautiful view of Lugano lake opens from the front of cathedral. Cathedral itself is a masterpiece. Must be seen.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank 503sergiym
Reviewed June 21, 2019

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...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed May 27, 2019 via mobile

I went in to have a look at this old Cathedral on the way up to the Station. It’s lovely inside but since there was no information in English at all I had no idea really what I was looking at hence hard to really...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank SingaporeFran
Reviewed May 12, 2019

I saw it from the furnicular train and then after visiting the lake and the park, I walked till here.. I didnot go inside and it seemed closed, But the cathedral looked quite old and had marvelous architecture on the outside.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank KomalB31
Reviewed March 20, 2019

If you come to Lugano by train and walk down the path by the funicular you will come to a small piazza. Take the opportunity to take in the views over the lake and visit the church behind you.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Kevin H
Reviewed November 10, 2018

I came to Lugano to escape a rainy day in the mountains and I walked onto the street of the train station and behold- a scenic church!!... almost "straight out of the (old time) picture book." So of course i descended all the steps to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Buc_Haish
Reviewed November 9, 2018

The cathedral is from Roman origin of 8 or 9 century; renoved in 14century in Renaissance style. in 1888 the church was nommed cathedral and was dedicated to San Lorenzo.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Manuela L
Reviewed September 11, 2018

Dropped in to this cathedral while walking around the Old Town of Lugano. A great piece of history that has recently been restored. Worth a visit.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank mschmitt255
Reviewed August 13, 2018

Worth a stop but it is not one of the great cathedrals of Europe! A good feature is that the funicular stops close by to make the up trip a little easier.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Robert H
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