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It was cloudy/rainy when our tour group took the funicular up to Cardada. This probably reduced... read more

Reviewed October 10, 2018
Great Falls, Virginia
Amazing views. Don’t miss this.

This is an amazing place to see the entire Lake Maggiore area from above. The 360 views are great... read more

Reviewed June 15, 2018
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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La funivia da Orselina permette di raggiungere in pochi minuti Cardada (1340 msm) e di seguito con la seggiovia fino a Cimetta (1670 msm). Questa oasi di pace e natura offre un’indimenticabile panorama a 360 gradi sul Lago Maggiore e le valli...more
Via Santuario, Orselina 6644, Switzerland
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Reviewed October 10, 2018

It was cloudy/rainy when our tour group took the funicular up to Cardada. This probably reduced the overall beauty of the views. At the same time, however, the clouds and dark brooding mountains gave us a different perspective of the area. There are several spots...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed June 15, 2018

This is an amazing place to see the entire Lake Maggiore area from above. The 360 views are great. I would recommend to only go when it is sunny.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank JLR789
Reviewed June 10, 2018

The Cardada funicular lift has to be a highlight of a visit to Locarno - the view over lake Maggiore is truly impressive However we had a bad experience. Firstly the ticket office person could not speak any English which posed a problem when purchasing...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Jagalas
Reviewed May 27, 2018

Wonderful views of the Lake and a really nice place to walk. The only problem is the price, pretty expensive.

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank Gonzalo A
Reviewed October 20, 2017

Cardada is undoubtely the best place to see Locarno from the top, which is totally worth it. There is a view of both the lake and the town, as well as the High Alps, with Monte Rosa group, etc. At the same time, it seems...More

Date of experience: October 2017
3  Thank mikocot
Reviewed October 4, 2017 via mobile

Enjoy the lovely view on the Lago Maggiore. There is also a nice little track for kids on the mountain. Lots of restaurants.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed September 14, 2017 via mobile

Took the trip even though weather was thick cloud and intermittent heavy drizzle. The ride was fun for all but there were a couple of adults with white knuckles at times. We found the tepees a great place to huddle as a group of six...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank daisynz
Reviewed September 14, 2017

It was foggy and rainy the day we went up but we decided to go anyhow, I can see how this place would be amazing on a clear day.we still enjoyed the rides up although we couldn't see much. I found it a little expensive...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank therealhungryduck
Reviewed August 7, 2017

Easily accessible by a funicular which leaves directly from Locarno and a cable car which takes you up, it is a great destination for a day trip in nature. There is a playing area for children in the forest, several restaurants and a modern platform...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Maja_Bl15
Reviewed July 24, 2017

Its one of those breathtaking views that you get in & around Switzerland. The very travel to Locarno Cardada is nothing short of an amazing journey with picture perfect scenaries that would tire your hands holding up the camera. The cog wheel train & then...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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February 6, 2015|
Response from SUNLOUNGER123 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, no there isn't skating. It's basically a cable car lift for 70 people up to the first level with a viewing point and a children's play area then c chair lift to the summit to see amazing views.