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Address: Place de la Cathedrale, Lausanne 1005, Switzerland
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+41 21 316 71 60
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09:00 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:30

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Amazing building; part of Switzerland's history.

It's an historical site, with imponent tube organs, amazing vitrals and ancient cripts. Unfortunately the ice in the stairs disabled us for visiting the tower. It's pending!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Andres M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's an historical site, with imponent tube organs, amazing vitrals and ancient cripts. Unfortunately the ice in the stairs disabled us for visiting the tower. It's pending!

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Thank Andres M
Laporte, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Well worth a visit. This is a beautiful cathedral with an excellent view of the city. The windows are spectacular. The stone work is amazing.

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Thank Colorado1985
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived at night but the building was shiny and colourful due to the flood lights and the view above the hilly Lausanne was still enjoyable and great. We had to search for restaurants at that time and were happy to find Café l'eveche right around the corner.

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Thank Cornelius P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is not a "glitzy" cathedral covered in murals and mosaics like some. As a result you appreciate the beauty of the architecture of the building more. The view of Lake Geneva from the top is also amazing.

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Thank Ken H
Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing building, amazing atmosphere and amazing view once you get to the top! as everything in lausanne, the view is always a big plus!

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As an Orthodox Christian, I was interesting to look at the cathedral. The building from the outside is very beautiful with this Gothic style.

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Thank Diana Y
Bucharest, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

stunning inside. climb the stairs and you will get to the top, for a chance to admire the city and the lake.

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Thank Liliana P
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On a sunny day the cathedral looks sparkling and bright. The architecture inside and out is beautiful and the colours in the glass look amazing. This cathedral puts the cathedral in Geneva to shame....that one is grey and cold. We all thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Lausanne Cathedral. Free to enter.

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Thank theharrogatelady
Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wander around inside and enjoy the atmosphere. Think back many centuries d think of the vision and craftsmanship it would take to build something so grand. To enter is free. Go slowly. Pause to look at the stained glass windows.

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Thank Bryanajones
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While visiting Lausanne with my family we made our way up the hill to the cathedral. After walking around the exterior we made our way inside and noticed that tours were available of the bell tour and crypt. Our guide took our family down through the locked gate to the crypt. He pointed out the remnants of previous churches that... More 

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